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Global Entrepreneurship Week Celebrates Innovators and Job Creators


By: Rosa Jimenez

Walla Walla Valley Colleges Partner for Event

Photo by Chris Drake

Walla Walla University is joining Walla Walla’s Whitman College and Walla Walla Community College in participating for the first time in Global Entrepreneurship Week (Nov.18-24).   

Global Entrepreneurship Week celebrates innovation among entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses. It aims to inspire creative thinkers and to connect them to mentors, collaborators and investors in order to develop their ideas into creative business solutions.

While each institution will host its own series of events designed to encourage entrepreneurship in the local community, the flagship event is the Pain in the Glass contest. The contest asked budding entrepreneurs to solve a community-wide issue of glass recycling through creative entrepreneurism.  The winner of the contest will be announced on Nov. 19 at a reception at Whitman College.

“The Walla Walla community is a tight-knit one, and we are excited to be able to engage with a local issue through Global Entrepreneurship Week,” said Whitman College’s Director for Business Engagement Kimberly Rolfe. “Creative thinking is key to entrepreneurship, and we are optimistic that both Whitman’s and our neighboring institutions’ students will produce some great entrepreneurial solutions in our Pain in the Glass contest.”

About Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch start-ups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. During one week each November, GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators. These activities, from large-scale competitions and events to intimate networking gatherings, connect participants to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors — introducing them to new possibilities and exciting opportunities.

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Published November 19, 2013.

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