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U of M celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week on November 19

November 13, 2014 — 

The Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship at the University of Manitoba’s Asper School of Business will celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week on Wednesday, Nov. 19 with a day of dynamic speakers and public sessions designed to explore, celebrate and motivate entrepreneurial thinking and action. All members of the University of Manitoba community and the general public are invited to attend.

What: Global Entrepreneurship Week Canada
When:Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Where: Main Floor,Drake Centre, University of Manitoba, 181 Freedman Crescent

Global Entrepreneurship Week runs November 17 to 23. 125 countries are taking part around the globe, making the event the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who turn big ideas into successful business ventures, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.

“Entrepreneurial potential surrounds all of us, so we’re inviting everyone to join us and discover how entrepreneurs in Winnipeg, Manitoba and Canada are unleashing new ideas and bringing them to life,” says Stuart Henrickson, I.H. Asper Executive Director of the Stu Clark Centre. “Our speakers have exciting stories to tell about seizing opportunities, taking risks, being creative and making a difference in the world – stories that will not only inform but inspire.”

The Stu Clark Centre will also serve a free lunch and give away door prizes, including Winnipeg Jets tickets.

Sessions

10:00 AM   Entrepreneurship in Canada and Its Impact

o   Dr. Nathan Greidanus – Asper School of Business

10:30 AM   Women in Entrepreneurship

o   Carly Schuler – CEO Kindoma

o   Sheri Atchison, CEO of Accurate Drafting

o   Deena Caplette – CEO of Kid City

o   Elaine Paulson – Business Development Manager, Futurpreneur

 

11:30 AM   Panel Discussion: Ideas to Innovation

o   Marshall Ring – CEO of Manitoba Technology Accelerator

o   Gary Brownstone – CEO of Eureka Project

o   Chris Johnson – Head of Ramp Up Winnipeg and CEO of PermissionClick

 

12:30 PM   Keynote Speaker

o   Albert Behr, President & CEO of Behr and Associates, and an entrepreneur with more than 25 years’ experience helping companies around the globe achieve operational excellence, will explore “Bridging the Canadian Commercialization Gap”

 

1:30 PM   Confessions of Young Entrepreneurs

o   Bryce North – CEO of AdVolve Media

o   Sheri Governo – COO of Exigence Technologies

o   Sergeii Us – CEO of Consulti.ca

 


For more information, visit umanitoba.ca/entrepreneur or contact:

Amy Briscoe, Program Coordinator, Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship, 204-474-8635, amy [dot] briscoe [at] umanitoba [dot] ca

or Judy Wilson, Director, Marketing & Communications, Asper School of Business, 204-474-8960, judy [dot] wilson [at] umanitoba [dot] ca

 

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