GEW Events at WFU

Global Entrepreneurship Week

2013 Global Entrepreneurship Week Events

November 18 - 23, 2013

The following events will take place at WFU in celebration of Global Entrepreneu

rship Week:

Tribute to Entrepreneurs on the Manchester Plaza
Monday, November 18 - Friday, November 23, 2013

At the north end of the Manchester Plaza, between Manchester and Benson, you will see signs that celebrate a few of WFU's entrepreneurs.  As you will see from the signs, they majored in different disciplines, but they all had one thing in common, a passion for an idea to start a venture.

Entrepreneurship Luncheon
Monday,

November 18 -- 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Students of the Entrepreneurship Society and Faculty Entrepreneurs will join together over lunch for a casual discussion of shared entrepreneurial interest. This event is by invitation only.

Creativity & Entrepreneurship Book Launch Reception 

Wenesday, November 20 -- 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Join Provost

Kersh, the editors and authors in the

Green Room of Reynolda Hall for the Book Launch celeration of Lynn Book and David P. Phillips' Creativity and Entprepreneurship: Changing Currents in Education and Public Life (Elgar, 2013).  Check out the Innovation Exhibition featuring the book in the ZSR Library display cases duri ng GEW week as well.

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2012 Global Entrepreneurship Week Events

November 12 - 17, 2012

The following events will take place at WFU in celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week, November 12 - 17, 2012

Tribute to Entrepreneurs on the Manchester Plaza
Monday, November 12 - Friday, November 16, 2012

At the north end of the Manchester Plaza, between Manchester and Benson, you will see signs that celebrate a few of WFU's entrepreneurs.  As you will see from the signs, they majored in different disciplines, but they all had one thing in common, a passion for an idea to start a venture.

Blue Sky Forum:  Where Local Meets Global to Crete the Future
Tuesday, November 13 -- 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Benson 401 C & D
Hear local entrepreneurs and leaders discuss how innovations in the arts, sciences, agriculture and social enterprise can connect for a better future.  Speakers include:
Gary Beckman - Arts, Entrepreneurship and the Liberal Arts
John Bryan - Creativity in Urban Entrepreneurship
Natasha Gore - Diversifying New Communities through Social Media
Nick Hristov - Science Innovation Across Borders
Salem Norflett Neff - Fresh Ideas in Food, Farms and Local Economies

Entrepreneurship Luncheon
Tuesday, November 13 -- 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Students of the Entrepreneurship Society and Faculty Entrepreneurs will join together over lunch for a casual discussion of shared entrepreneurial interest. This event is by invitation only.

Everyday Innovations: An Exhibition of Design Thinking
Tuesday, November 13 - Thursday, November 15. Scales Lobby.
In this exhibition, idea books and prototypes from the students of the Creativity and Innovation Studio course, taught by Lynn Book, show how they have (re)designed something in their daily life to improve, elaborate, or otherwise heighten human experience.  They then 'translated' their daily design innovations for someone in another part of the world whose needs are dramatically different than their own.

Everyday Innovations Exhibition Reception
Thursday, November 15, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Scales Lobby.
A public reception will be held at the exhibition in recognition of those whose innovations are on display.

 


 

2011 Global Entrepreneurship Week Events
November 14 - 19, 2011

WFU Celebrates Entrepreneur Alums
Monday, November 14 - Friday, November 18. Magnolia Quad.

At the north end of the Magnolia Quad, between Manchester and Benson, you will see signs that celebrate a few of WFU's entrepreneurs.  As you will see from the signs, they majored in different disciplines, but they all had one thing in common, a passion for an idea to start venture.

Everyday Innovations: An Exhibition of Design Thinking
Tuesday, November 15 - Friday, November 18. Scales Lobby.

In this exhibition, idea books and prototypes from the students of the Creativity and Innovation Studio course, taught by Lynn Book, show how they have (re)designed something in their daily life to improve, elaborate, or otherwise heighten human experience.  They then 'translated' their daily design innovations for someone in another part of the world whose needs are dramatically different than their own.

Entrepreneurship Luncheon
Tuesday, November 15, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Autumn Room.

 Students of the Entrepreneurship Society and Faculty Entrepreneurs will join together over lunch for a casual discussion of shared entrepreneurial interest. This event is by invitation only. 

The Entrepreneuship Society's E-Market
Wednesday, November 16, 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.  In front of The Pit. Rain location: TBD

 Student entrepreneurs will be on hand to sell their wares in front of the Pit in the open-air E-Market. Student entrepreneurs across campus will convene to offer their products for sale, talk about their ventures and lend some help in finalizing your holiday shopping list.

Everyday Innovations Exhibition Reception
Thursday, November 17, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Scales Lobby.

A public reception will be held at the exhibition in recognition of those whose innovations are on display.

Featured Speaker: Mike Reiss
Thursday, November 17, 8 p.m. Pugh Auditorium. 

Sponsored by the Student Union and the Entrepreneurship Society, American television comedy writer, Mike Reiss, will speak in Pugh Auditorium at 8:00 PM. As a writer, Reiss has worked on many productions, including The Simpsons.

i2i Competition
Saturday, November 19, starting at 9 a.m.  Innovation Station (Reynolda 230)

This year we are pleased to announce a new competition that encourages and celebrates innovation and creativity in the service of generating commercial, social or cultural impact.  We believe innovation leads to the implementation of novel valuable ideas.  This competition is called the Inspiration to Innovation (i2i) Competition and it encourages participants to take concepts that already exist in nature, science, the arts or business and consider how the principles might apply to an opportunity identified in a different context. 

To enter the competition, follow this link for the guidelines and application.