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WFU celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week

November 12, 2008

Wake Forest University students will join millions of young entrepreneurs around the world in celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week, Nov. 17-23.

During the initiative, participating organizations will conduct a range of activities, from simple speeches to comprehensive competitions, designed to inspire, connect, inform, mentor and engage the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Wake Forest’s Office of Entrepreneurship and Liberal Arts is sponsoring the following events at Wake Forest, which are free and open to the public:

  • The student-led E-Society will host a Student Entrepreneurship Fair from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Nov. 17, on Manchester Plaza.  The event offers student entrepreneurs an opportunity to showcase their business ventures to the administration and student body and to display the diverse possibilities opened through entrepreneurship education.  In the event of rain, the fair will be held in Benson University Center, Room 409.
  • In the spirit of interdisciplinary and socially engaged creative practice, “Creative ad-Ventures” will showcase faculty/student ventures and research projects that give students dynamic opportunities for direct experience in the growing world of arts, social and science entrepreneurship models.  Presentations will be made from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Nov. 18, in Tribble Hall’s DeTamble Auditorium.
  • Amanda Elam, visiting scholar at the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson College in Wellesley, Mass., will present a lecture, “Business Start-Ups by Women:  Cross-National Patterns and Institutional Influences,” at 4 p.m., Nov. 20, in Benson University Center, Room 409.  Elam holds a doctorate degree insociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill andbrings rigorous training in social theory, research methods and advanced statistical modelingto the study of entrepreneurship.  This event is sponsored by the BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism, the Department of Sociology and the Women’s and Gender Studies program.

For more information, contact Aimee Mepham at (336) 758-2657.

Press Contacts:

Eric Frazier
(336) 758-5237

Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237

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