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CONWAY – The Conductor is hosting Global Entrepreneurship Week programming Nov. 18-24, 2019 across Central Arkansas. The programming will include a series of workshops, speaker series, networking events, pitch competition, and hands-on STEM activities.
Started by the Global Entrepreneurship Network, in partnership with the Kauffman Foundation, Global Entrepreneurship Week is a celebration of those who launch startups that bring ideas to life and drive economic growth. During this week, entrepreneurs, economic developers, makers, educators, and innovators come together to celebrate the benefits and importance of entrepreneurship.
“Global Entrepreneurship Week allows us to celebrate and encourage entrepreneurship with our community,” said Grace Rains, Conductor Operations Director, “while simultaneously celebrating with other organizations and entrepreneurs all over the world. It is an outstanding opportunity for us to see how our efforts in Central Arkansas are echoed around the globe.”
Participants are able to network, innovate, and explore entrepreneurship, while others collaborate and celebrate across 170 countries. Not just an awareness campaign, Global Entrepreneurship Week serves as a platform for connection and collaboration to strengthen ecosystems around the world by engaging everyone in the entrepreneurship spectrum. Entrepreneurs are exposed to new possibilities and exciting opportunities to further explore their potential as self-starters and innovators, while others are introduced to the topic of entrepreneurship.
This year, in collaboration with our rural outreach efforts, the Conductor has expanded the Global Entrepreneurship Programming to include areas outside of Conway and throughout central Arkansas. “It is important for us to provide resources, information, and mentors to entrepreneurs in all the communities in central Arkansas, not only to build up our entrepreneurial ecosystem and make it more inclusive,” said Tiffany Henry, Conductor Rural Director, “but also to continue to drive economic growth throughout Central Arkansas”.
The Conductor’s Line-up of Global Entrepreneurship Week Programming:
Monday, November 18
Youth Maker Monday: Ozobots with Conductor Educators, Anita Reynolds and Sharon Cone | 4:00p-6:00p | UCA Makerspace
Tuesday, November 19
Game Changers with Lori Quinn, co-founder of Faulkner Lifestyle and Coldwell Banker Realtor | Doors open at 5p, Chat starts at 5:45p | UCA Downtown
Wednesday, November 20
Government Contracting, presented by the Arkansas Procurement Technical Assistance Center| 9:30a-11:30a | Cabot Public Library
Financing your Start-up/Business with Itzel Meador of Simmons Bank and Kenny Kinley of Edafio/Cadron Capital Partners | 10a-11a | UCA Downtown | Coffee bar provided!
Startup Stories with Erin Connor of Share the Love | 11:30a-12:30p | UCA Makerspace | Lunch provided!
Thursday, November 21
Maker Training | 5-6p | UCA Makerspace
Conway Connect: Minority Entrepreneurship Night | 5:30p-7:30p | UCA Downtown
Friday, November 22
Scaling your startup/business with Jeff Standridge, Conductor Managing Director | 11:30a | UCA Downtown
Building your entrepreneurial ecosystem | 12p | Main Street, Russellville
“The line-up of programming for GEW 2019 is inclusive, encompassing, and allows us to meet entrepreneurs where they are,” said Conductor Managing Director, Jeff Standridge, “We are looking forward to celebrating entrepreneurship and innovation with our community”.
More details about Global Entrepreneurship Week and a list of the events and links to register are available at http://www.arconductor.org/gew/.