This week, Belmont will be Celebrating Global Entrepreneurship week with thousands of other Entrepreneurs. To celebrate, we have events scheduled throughout the week (November 13-19th).
Our first event will be a talk about Emotional Intelligence for Entrepreneurs with our speaker, Matt Davis, from Grapevine Interactive Technologies. He will inform the students on how emotional intelligence can help your performance. This talk is designed to give you immediate results and increase your overall happiness and achievement. This event is going to be on Monday, November 13, 2017 in Massey 100 at 10:00AM.
Our Second event will be our much anticipated Business Pitch Competition! 10 of our Belmont Student Entrepreneurs will be competing n for cash prizes in a Shark Tank style environment. They will be presenting two minute business pitches to a the audience and a panel of judges. There will be first, second, and third place winners. The prizes will include $100 for our third place winner, $200 for our second place winner, and $500 for our first place winner! Come out to support your fellow students and to see what amazing businesses they have created. This event will be held in the Massey Boardroom on Wednesday, November 15th at 10:00AM.
The third and final event of this week will be a Thanksgiving Popup Shop to celebrate our student run businesses! Sweet Creations Pie Bakery will be there, and they will also have live music! Don't miss it! This will be held on November 18, 2017 from 11:00AM - 3:00PM at the student run stores.
So, what exactly is Global Entrepreneurship Week?
"Global Entrepreneurship Week is a celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. During one week each November, GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators.
These activities, from large-scale competitions and events to intimate networking gatherings, connect participants to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors—introducing them to new possibilities and exciting opportunities. Millions who had never before considered launching their own ventures soak up advice and inspiration from the likes of Richard Branson, Michael Dell and Muhammad Yunus.
Thousands of brand new startups spring to life through bootcamps like Startup Weekend and competitions like Startup Open. Hundreds of universities strengthen connections that help them commercialize research from their labs. Researchers and policymakers engage in discussions around the world to examine the underlying policies necessary to promote entrepreneurial growth. And serial entrepreneurs share their expertise through activities like EO24, run by the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, and practical training courses like FastTrac.
Meanwhile, world leaders and local elected officials alike have embraced the campaign as they look to fuel the economic engine of high-growth startups in their own countries and communities. During 2013 alone, 126 heads of state and ministers from 69 countries supported Global Entrepreneurship Week by speaking at activities during the Week, filming statements of support or otherwise endorsing the national campaigns in their countries. GEW is more than just an awareness campaign. It is a platform for connection and collaboration—engaging all players along the entrepreneurship spectrum in strengthening ecosystems around the world" (GenGlobal.org).
So, basically this week is about bringing the ideas, creativity, and determination from entrepreneurs all around the globe together, and celebrating what they do. What we do. What you do!
So please join us this week in the celebration, and happy Global Entrepreneurship Week!