Global Entrepreneurship Week Events

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 to Thursday, November 16, 2017
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Rubin Campus Center
United States
Floor/Room #: 
Odeum C, third floor

In celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week (November 13-19, 2017), the Collaborative for Entrepreneurship & Innovation is hosting a lineup of Star Speakers and Mentors on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Students can also enter the “Three-Minute, Five-Slide Business Elevator Pitch Contest”! Join WPI peers and colleagues for an exciting three days of tuning in with entrepreneurs and networking with mentors and enjoy a free hot lunch buffet and refreshments each day!  

Tuesday, Nov 14, Keynote Speaker: WPI's Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Yael Schwartz, PhD, will be discussing the different types of equity, how to appeal to the “croc brain” and how to delay dilution in her session, “It’s All About the Benjamin’s!” 

Tuesday's Five-Minute Pitch Speaker: Riley Benner, a Holy Cross student entrepreneur, will launch the Phoenix Haberdashery Kickstarter campaign on November 14. Riley will pitch a compelling story of how his company hires recently resettled refugees, empowering them to rise from the ashes of war.

Wednesday, Nov 15, Keynote Speaker: Mark Sebell, Business Process Innovationist. Mark Sebell is a very successful business process innovationist with more than 40 years of experience.  Mark will debunk some of the myths about business innovation and share a wealth of information about how organizations can learn to be more innovative without outside help in his session“Ban the Humorous Bazooka: A Primer On Business Innovation Process".

Thursday, Nov 16, Keynote Speaker:  Yael Schwartz, PhD, WPI's Entrepreneur-in-Residence, will be discussing how to decide whether or not to license, partner and/or build a platform in her session, “Is it an Idea, a Product, or a Company?

Please note:  The event is full today, please register for other GEW events. Thank you.

DEPARTMENT(S): 
Name: 
Gina Betti
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