Global Entrepreneurship Week at Tech
submitted by the Entrepreneurs Club
Global Entrepreneurship Week is being celebrated next week all across the world, and students at Michigan Tech are joining in.
The week will kick off with the Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour from 3 to 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 16, in the Memorial Union Ballroom A. This is the third consecutive year that Michigan Tech has hosted the tour. Three young entrepreneurs who've made, earned or sold a company for millions and/or made a huge impact before the age of 30 will speak. This event will provide inspiration and practical advice through presentations and various interactive activities. All are welcome to attend and learn how they can apply the entrepreneurial mindset to their own lives. For more information, visit: http://www.extremetour.org . Attendance is free, come when you can and stay as long as you wish.
The Institute for Global Leadership and Entrepreneurship is hosting its third annual Elevator Pitch Competition at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 17, in Dow 641. Students from Michigan Tech and Finlandia University will pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges for a chance to win $1,000 for first place, $500 for second, $250 for third, and $200 for the audience favorite. Students can even win non-cash prizes. One student was offered assistance by a local businessman to start prototyping his new technology last year.
World-renowned entrepreneur and author, Poppy King, will be on campus Wednesday, Nov. 18. From 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., she will be in the Van Pelt Library for a reading and book signing and from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., she will present a lecture in DOW 642. At the age of 18, King started her own lipstick brand and has devoted her life to creating various lip products, giving her the name the Lipstick Queen. King authored the book, "Lessons of a Lipstick Queen," where she takes the reader through the journey of starting a multimillion-dollar business. The lecture is open to the public.
The events are sponsored by the Entrepreneurs Club, the School of Business and Economics, the Institute for Global Leadership and Entrepreneurship, with financial support from the Michigan Initiative for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Funding is also provided by Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Michigan Initiative for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Grant Funding, and the University Student Government.
The Entrepreneurship Club of Michigan Tech is a student organization in the School of Business and Economics. The club is comprised of a mixture of students in all majors with the same entrepreneurial spirit. For more information on the Entrepreneurs Club, visit: http://www.mtu.edu/business .