Global Entrepreneurship Week Celebrates Change-Makers
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week from Nov. 14 through Nov. 20, hosting a series of events related to business, government and more.
Launched by the Kauffman Foundation, Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 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 over 160 countries engaging more than 10 million people every year. For multiple years, GEW at UNC-Chapel Hill was ranked among the top two university partners in the nation.
This year, a key theme of GEW at UNC is leveraging technology for innovation and impact. The Global Lead for Games at IBM, Phaedra Boinodiris, will discuss gamification methods to engage consumers and change mindsets in her presentation, The Power of Play. Boinodiris is a UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School graduate who served as the CEO of WomenGamers.com before working at IBM.
Whether you are student, faculty or staff member, alumni or member of the community, and whether you are actively engaged in entrepreneurship or new to it, there is something for everyone. All events are free and open to the public, but some require registration.
Other GEW events include:
- The Carolina Challenge Pitch Party, a networking, coaching and workshop event that ends with a pitch party where entrepreneurs compete to win seed funding for their early-stage ideas.
- North Carolina Datapalooza Demo Day, a challenge using open data sources to create sustainable solutions for community and economic problems.
- Generation Startup Panel and Documentary, which provides an insider look into what it really takes to start a company and an opportunity to hear our panelists talk about the struggles they have faced in their entrepreneurial journeys.
- Just Eat It! Panel and Screening on Entrepreneurship and Food, an opportunity to learn how two social entrepreneurs are tackling the food waste problem using business as a force for good. Watch a screening of Just Eat It followed by a panel discussion.
- Local Government Managers Innovation Lab, a one-day event that provides hands-on design thinking training for participants to develop innovative solutions to community issues.
- Carolina Women in Business Conference, which brings together women from across the Triangle to increase their impact on their work environment.
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