Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011
Since 2008, Global Entrepreneurship Week has been a rallying point for thousands of organizations working together to strengthen economies while changing the world around them. The Launch Pad at University of Miami has been the proud #1 US Campus partner for 2008, 2009, and 2010.
This year, GEW occurs from November 14 – 18, spurring new ideas, ingenuity and firm creation through more than 40,000 local, national and global activities. Leading the way is an interesting collection of activities, listed below.
Global Entrepreneurship Week will also include the 4th annual Elevator Pitch Contest presented by The Miami Herald. Open to both students and the community throughout South Florida, last year's contest awarded over $107,000 in prizes. This year we have over $116K in prizes.
GEW Event Dates
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Thursday, November 17th
|BCorp: A New Type of Company 12:30 - 2:00 pm
Bart Houlahan, founder of BCorp and former President of AND 1, will share his vision for corporate social and environmental accountability
|Export Panel and U.S. Trade Discussion 2:00 - 4:45 pm
South Florida exporters share their tricks of the trade for navigating export in our diverse region. Immediately following will be America’s top exporter and radio show host Neal Asbury presenting his plan for revitalizing American business.
Keynote Speaker: Neal Asbury, Chief Executive, The Legacy Companies
Moderator: Ralph MacNamara- Dir. Of Client Services, Kaufman Rossin
Eduardo Torres, S. Florida Director for US Commercial Service, US Dept. of Commerce
Paul Fazio, Sonny's Direct
|J.R. Ridinger: Internet Mogul 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Inside the mind of the internet marketing mogul and CEO of marketamerica.com and shop.com.
MIT Enterprise Forum & TLP Present: Show Me the Money 6:30 -8:30 pm
Moderator: Andrew Heitner, Founder and Director of Alcon Partners
RSVP @ MIT Forum ($10 Student, $30 Community, $35 on site)
Friday, November 18th
Entrepreneurial Politicians 8:00 - 10:00 am