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11-15-2013

Clarkson University Celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week Nov. 18-21

Next week, over 138 countries will host more than 4,000 events designed to strengthen the global entrepreneurship ecosystem during Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2013.

Bertrand H. Snell HallEach November, GEW inspires citizens “from all walks of life through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators."

The Reh Center for Entrepreneurship at Clarkson University has partnered with GEW to bring these events to the North Country for the first time. A series of events are planned and are open to all.

“Partnering with Global Entrepreneurship Week provides a global connection and inspiration for entrepreneurs across our community,” says Erin Draper, director of operations at the Reh Center. “Excitement is building on campus and we have seen an increase in student ideas and start-ups as a result."

“The events during Global Entrepreneurship Week will serve as a platform to learn valuable lessons and develop relationships that could possibly change your life and I couldn't be more grateful to be a part of it," said Joseph Siracuse ’15, an engineering and management major from Clarence, N.Y.

Events, including keynote speakers, luncheons, student pitches, and the Sigma Nu Tau Entrepreneurship Honor Society induction, are designed to drive partnerships, conversations and awareness of entrepreneurial activity.

Scheduled are:

Monday, November 18, 7 p.m.: Kick-off Celebration - Guest Speaker Tom Hall ’83. Dessert will be served. (Snell Hall Atrium)

Tuesday, November 19, 7 p.m.: Idea Jam - Inspiration and Idea Creation presented by School of Business Dean Dayle Smith. Pizza will be served. (Student Center Multipurpose Rooms)

Wednesday, November 20, all day: Student Business Start-up Poster Voting. Stop by MoJoe to vote for your favorite student business. (Bertrand H. Snell Hall Atrium)

Thursday, November 21, noon-2 p.m.: Intellectual Property Panel Luncheon. Pizza will be served. Noon-1, Patents; 1-2, IP Protection. RSVP to 315-268-4350. (Student Center Multipurpose Rooms)

Thursday, November 21, 4 p.m.: Student Pitches. Join the EM456 Process Engineering and Design: Invention Development class for student pitches (Student Center Multipurpose Rooms)

See http://www.clarkson.edu/calendar for updated schedule information.

For more information about Clarkson's Global Entrepreneurship Week celebration, GEW/USA, visit: http://www.gewusa.org or contact the Reh Center for Entrepreneurship at 315-268-4350.

For more information about Global Entrepreneurship Week, visit: http://www.gewusa.org .

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

Photo caption: The Reh Center for Entrepreneurship at Clarkson University will bring Global Entrepreneurship Week events to the North Country, November 18-21. Above, Bertrand H. Snell Hall, home of Clarkson's School of Business.

[A photograph for media use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/bhsh-view.jpg.]

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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