Global Entrepreneurship Week at UNC 2014
Nov. 17, 2014 - Nov. 23, 2014
Global Entrepreneurship Week at UNC is a pan-university, week of events to inspire students to explore their potential as self-starters.
Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) was launched by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the UK Prime Minister and is the world's largest celebration of innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth, and expand human welfare. It has grown to 115 countries engaging more than 7 million people.
Entrepreneurship is one of the most important aspects of our economy. Across the country, college students no longer believe that they will spend their careers in one place. Whether considering starting an enterprise or innovating within an organization, Carolina students are eager to learn skills, harness resources, exercise creativity, and create sustainable solutions to the world's most pressing problems. Looking ahead at their future, they hope to pursue their passions, pave their own paths, and leave a footprint in the world.
Of course, not all students will aspire to be entrepreneurs but the world in our time is never static; it is always being re-invented. Increasingly, students need to have an entrepreneurial mindset and need to be acquainted with the role that entrepreneurship plays in the economy, aware of the possibility of entrepreneurship as a choice at some point in their careers, and know how to engage with the process.
A pan-university effort, GEW will be a weeklong series of events reaching across all disciplines and professional schools at both undergraduate and graduate levels aiming to inspire students to explore their potential as self-starters and innovators. It will increase awareness of entrepreneurship activities on and off campus and connect students to resources, knowledge, and relationships that can accelerate their growth and impact as entrepreneurs.
Whether studying the arts, sciences, public health, business, journalism, international affairs, social work, environmental studies, or computer science, whichever the discipline may be, there is something for every student, at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Faculty and staff are also welcome and encouraged to participate during the week. Entrepreneurs in the community, students from other universities in the triangle, and UNC Alumni are all invited to attend!
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