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Kickoff Global Entrepreneurship Week In KC Style

Posted by User Not Found on Nov 09, 2011

Each November, Global Entrepreneurship Week connects entrepreneurs all over the world through local, national and global activities.  For one week—Nov. 14-20—millions of aspiring and established entrepreneurs worldwide will join a growing movement to generate new ideas and to seek better ways of doing things. 

Here in Kansas City, local partners will host nearly 20 events throughout the week for entrepreneurs at every age and stage of business—whether your interests are in micro business, sports, culinary … you name it.  The week will be action packed.  

KCSourceLink is partnering with the Kauffman Foundation to kick off Global Entrepreneurship Week in high-octane style! The kickoff event Nov. 14 at Union Station will feature

Curbside Consulting  4:30-6:30

Successful entrepreneurs are always learning. Here’s your chance to tap into Kansas City’s entrepreneurial brain trust. Successful entrepreneurs and support organization representatives are volunteering their time to meet with you. All you have to do is tell us a little bit about your business, and what you’d like to talk about, then we’ll match you with a “mentor for the moment.” Deadline to sign up is TODAY, Nov. 9.

Lessons from the Edge  4:45- 6:00

Starting a business isn’t easy and it is always filled with challenges. Hear from local business heroes as they share a few of the obstacles they faced and how they overcame them.  Hear from the owner of Zafar Salon Spa Boutique, Thinking Bigger MediaTrozzolo Communications and a co-founder of Zaarly.

Ultimate Business Makeover  6:15

For the last few weeks, local business owners have been battling for your vote.  Twenty one local entrepreneurs submitted videos about their small businesses to our Ultimate Business Makeover contest.  We will show the video submissions and announce the winner of the Ultimate Business Makeover

You still have a couple of days make your vote count. The voting closes Nov. 9, 2011 at 5 p.m.

The Details

Monday Nov. 14, 2011
Union Station
30 West Pershing Road, KCMO
4:30-6:30 P.M.

The kickoff event is free and open to the public and features networking and delicious eats—but make sure to register to win door prizes.

It’s time to get inspired. To think big. To turn your ideas into reality. Join the global entrepreneurship movement as countries across six continents come together to celebrate innovation and big ideas.

To view the complete calendar of Kansas City events, visit www.kcsourcelink.com/gew

Are you planning on attending any GEW events? We would love to hear your reports from GEW-KC. Post your pictures from the events on our Facebook wall or tweet your highlights with the hashtag #GEWKC

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