WCU to Celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week with Events Free to the Public


celcbannerAre you an entrepreneur? Want to start a business someday?

According to Inc. magazine, 63 percent of 20-somethings want to start a business. If you want to start a business, or you own a business, join West Chester University in celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week 2016.

The WCU Dr. Edwin Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center is hosting a series of events to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week 2016 on campus. The events start on Nov. 14 with a brown-bag lunch for student entrepreneurs and conclude with business-idea coaching on Nov. 18.

Global Entrepreneurship Week is celebrated around the globe each year during the third week in November. WCU began celebrating it in 2013. GEW celebrates “startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth, and expand human welfare. GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national, and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators.”

All of WCU’s GEW16 events are free and open to public. Registration is encouraged, and can be done by clicking here.

  • Nov. 14, Student Entrepreneurs Brown Bag Lunch, 12:30-1:30 PM, Sykes Ballroom C
  • Nov. 14, Student and Young Alumni Entrepreneurs Panel, 2:00-3:00 PM, Sykes Ballroom C
  • Nov. 15, Patent Workshop, Scott Keeley, Registered Patent Agent, 12:30-1:30 PM, Sykes Ballroom C
  • Nov. 16, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day Guest Presentation and Lunch, Brian Ivey, GIS Manager, City of Philadelphia, WCU Alumnus, 11 AM-1:00 PM, Sykes Ballrooms A & B
  • Nov. 17, Funding your business: Angels, bank loans, bootstrapping, crowd funding, and more, 2-3 PM, Sykes Ballroom C
  • Nov. 18, Idea Coaching – Meet with a coach in person, by e-mail, or by phone, 9 AM-noon, Anderson 323
  • Nov. 18, Generating Sales – Through Effective Communications, 9 AM-1 PM, Graduate Center, Room 126
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