Entrepreneurship Week observed
Posted: Monday, November 14, 2011 9:33 pm
The state Department of Economic and Community Development has confirmed more than 75 events across the state during the fourth annual Global Entrepreneurship Week this week.
This strong showing continues Tennessee’s tradition of offering a variety of events and educational opportunities encouraging entrepreneurship and supporting startup companies, according to a state news release.
This week’s observance is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. In Tennessee, organizations throughout the state are hosting business idea pitch contests, speed-networking, entrepreneurial camps, training events and more to celebrate entrepreneurship in the Volunteer State.
“Gov. Haslam recognizes that startups can be a significant source of job creation, and he has placed a renewed focus on supporting entrepreneurship in his Jobs4TN economic development plan,” state Commissioner of Economic and Comm-unity Development Bill Hagerty said. “Global Entrepreneurship Week is an ideal time to celebrate the individuals that bring so many innovative business ideas to life and help further strengthen Tennessee’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.”
Special events and activities have been planned across the state.
In West Tennessee a Core Conversation on Entrepreneurship will be held Memphis. This event will bring together area entrepreneurs to discuss entrepreneurship over lunch.
A Rising Star Business Appreciation Banquet is planned in Dyersburg. This event honors small business owners and their supporters for their efforts in championing entrepreneurship. A TSBDC Rising Star Award will be presented to a small business in the northwest Tennessee area for its accomplishments in both sales growth and job creation.
A West Tennessee Veteran’s Conference is planned in Jackson. This conference focuses on veteran entrepreneurs and will provide general information on managing a small business and information on international exporting/importing regulations and certification.
For a complete list of all GEW events in Tennessee visit http://www.tn.gov/ecd/gew/activities.html.
To learn more about Global Entrepreneurship Week activities in Tennessee visit http://www.tn.gov/ecd/gew/.