Sneak Peek: Global Entrepreneurship Week at UNC

If you’re looking for new ways to learn about and experience entrepreneurship, this November is the perfect time to get started. During the third week of the month, join other Carolina students, faculty and staff who will celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week, a week-long series of events and activities that give you many different ways to explore and engage in entrepreneurship. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the activities you can get involved in:

Tuesday, Nov. 19

Time: 5 - 7 p.m.

Location: Blue Cross Blue Shield Auditorium (MHRC #0001)

Limited seating. Discussion followed by networking reception.

Hosted by the Gillings Career Center and the Research, Innovation and Global Solutions office, this event provides individuals the opportunity to meet successful public health entrepreneurs and learn about their journeys along the way. Learn inspiring life lessons to support your own or other healthcare startups.  Learn from five successful Gillings alumnae who will share their personal stories and experience as public health entrepreneurs. Join us for the discussion and networking reception afterwards in the Lower Atrium on November 19, 2019, and leave enlightened and inspired. Food will be provided by a public health entrepreneur!

**Registration in Handshake required

Wednesday, Nov. 20

Time: 9 - 10 a.m.

Location: Wilson Library (Pleasants Family Assembly Room)

In 2017, UNC-Chapel Hill launched “The Blueprint for Next,” the University’s overarching strategic framework with two core strategies – “Of the Public, for the Public” and “Innovation Made Fundamental.” Join Provost Bob Blouin and Vice Chancellor Judith Cone at this month’s Innovate Carolina Network Forum to brainstorm together how the Innovate Carolina Network of partners can work to make sure these two core strategies are fully realized through our programs.

Time: 2:30 - 4 p.m.

Location: Kenan Science Library and Makerspace

Attend this session to see a showcase of AR & VR technologies that you can use to make your entrepreneurial projects and ideas even stronger. You’ll also get to participate in a makerspace open house, enjoy refreshments and hear from a few current student ventures using AR/VR technologies.

Thursday, Nov. 21

Shuford Program in Entrepreneurship’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lecture

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Location: Nelson Mandela Auditorium, FedEx Global Education Center

The Shuford Program in Entrepreneurship is excited to welcome Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin, founders of theSkimm, to Chapel Hill for the 2019 Shuford Program’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lecture. Weisberg and Zakin will participate in a Q&A to share their journey to success as entrepreneurs and New York Times best-selling authors. The Skimm was created in 2012 from the couch of two former television news producers. Their goal was to make it easier to live a smarter life by integrating into the routines for a target audience of female millennials. With over 7 million subscribers, the founders of the Skimm have now written a New York Times Best Seller called How to Skimm Your Life. This book offers a no-nonsense guide to adulthood through topics such as finances, careers, stress management, global politics and many more.

Keep checking the Innovate Carolina event calendar for more activities during the week of Nov. 18-24.

About Global Entrepreneurship Week
During one week each November, thousands of events and competitions in 170 countries inspire millions to engage in entrepreneurial activity while connecting them to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors. Powered by the Kauffman Foundation, the initiative is supported by dozens of world leaders and a network of more than 15,000 partner organizations. GEW is held November 18-24, 2019. Learn more.