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Global Entrepreneurship Week Comes to Penn State

For those interested in creating their own businesses, Global Entrepreneurship Week has arrived to help with those dreams.

Global Entrepreneurship Week holds events around the world, and is making an appearance at Penn State over the next two weeks in order to connect students with entrepreneurs and help students create their own businesses.

Per GEW’s website: “GEW is a week-long series of events designed to inspire people to explore their potential as self-starters and innovators. Events range from small networking gatherings to large competitions, all designed to connect people with potential collaborators, mentors and investors.”

In its sixth year at Penn State, GEW’s itinerary features more than 60 events coordinated by 43 academic colleges and programs, student organizations, and other partners.

This week, dubbed “Promo Week,” includes the R.W. Johnson Lecture Series and a Digital Journalism Panel. Although the event technically starts this week, the main events of GEW are next week, and include an Entrepreneurship Game Show Night, the Penn State mHealth Pitch Competition, and the culmination of the 1000 Pitches competition with the University of Michigan. Speakers during the week include a number of Penn State professors and student leaders, as well as CEOs from companies such as Actuated Medical and Apex Applications.

A selfie contest will also be held until Nov. 19, which gives senders ticket entries to win a pizza party with none other than President Barron. Students can win tickets by taking selfies at certain areas around campus and submitting them on Instagram by tagging @gewselfiechallenge and including the hashtag #gewpsuselfie and a hashtag with your student I.D. number.

A full listing and schedule of events (it’s fairly lengthy) can be found on GEW’s website.

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Doug Leeson

Doug is a sophomore and Onward State's Assistant Managing Editor. Dislikes: popcorn, Rutgers, and a low #TimberCount. Likes: "Frozen," Rec Hall, and you. Contact him via email at [email protected] or on Twitter @DougLeeson.

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