Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. For one week every November, organizations around the world participate in Global Entrepreneurship Week with events and programs that celebrate entrepreneurship. After a successful GEW 2014, the Dingman Center is back at it, November 16-20, for a week-long celebration of entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland. Here’s what he have planned for this year.
November 16 and 17 from 9 to 11 a.m.
Atrium, Van Munching Hall
Smith is Global
Visit the employer desk to hear about activities and events for Global Entrepreneurship Week and International Education Week. Enjoy a doughnut courtesy of the Dingman Center and Office of Global Initiatives.
November 16 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Universities at Shady Grove
Food Entrepreneurship Conference
It’s the tastiest entrepreneurship event in town. Meet student and alumni startups from the food sector as you sample food from some of the areas hottest restaurants. Hear from founders who are revolutionizing how and what we eat.
November 18 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
2517 Van Munching Hall
November 19 at Noon
2333 Van Munching Hall
Dingman Center Speaker Series: Sean Skelley
Sean Skelley will come to campus to talk about how he sold his business to Best Buy and grew it to Geek Squad, employing 20,000 people and generating $2 billion in revenue each year. Skelley will talk about his journey and how his team found inspiration from an unlikely hero: Tigger, Winnie-the-Pooh’s irrepressible friend. Lunch will be provided. Register today.
November 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Outside, Stamp Student Union
Dingman Fridays on TerpRide
Dingman Fridays are hopping on the bus! Walk-in sessions will be held on the UMD TerpRide bus parked in the bus station outside of Stamp Student Union. Hop on and pitch your business idea.
November 20 from 1:30 to 5 p.m.
Frank Auditorium, Van Munching Hall
The Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC) is a global MBA competition that Smith competes in annually. The final negotiations by the finalists between the student “fund” teams and entrepreneurs is open to the public. The winning team will go on to the regional competition at Georgetown University on January 29.