Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week at Babson

​​​Babson College will celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2017 November 9-16 with a series of events and activities.

The Babson events are a part of the thousands of events in 170 countries celebrating innovation, entrepreneurship, and creat​​​ivity during GEW.

Global Entrepreneurship Week 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. During one week each November, GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them take the next step in their entrepreneurial journey. 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.

2017 Schedule of Events

Thursday, November 9

Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs

6 p.m.
Knight Auditorium
Babson College

On November 9, Babson will induct C. Dean Metropoulos ’67, MBA’68, Chairman & CEO of Metropoulos & Co., into the Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs.

Friday, November 10

Babson Entrepreneurship Forum

Babson College

The Babson Entrepreneurship Forum, organized annually by the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business, is the flagship event of the #1 school for Entrepreneurship. Celebrating its 16th Anniversary, this year’s forum is centered on the theme of “Take Action.” At Babson, we believe in entrepreneurship of all kinds. Whether you want to start your own business or innovate within a company, we’ve got you covered!

Monday, November 13

BASE Consultant Office Hours

2 p.m.
Blank Center
Babson College

Babson Alumni Supporting Entrepreneurs (BASE), provides Babson alumni and students with complimentary consultations. BASE Consultants serve as sounding boards and coaches, providing insights and perspectives based on their own business experience and expertise.

ETF Entrepreneur 30 Panel

6:30 p.m.
Olin Hall Ground Floor
Babson College

Join us for an exciting panel and networking event. More details to come.

​Tuesday, November 14

Future Trends Fashion Industry Panel

4 p.m.
Needham Wellesley Room
Olin Hall
Babson College

The Fashion Entrepreneurial Initiative is a community/incubator that supports entrepreneurs interested in creating a positive social, environmental, and economic impact in the fashion industry.
More details to come.

Wednesday, November 15

Community Table with Gail Simmons (Babson EIR)

1:30 p.m.
Blank Center
Babson College

For eaters and entrepreneurs to connect and share for action. Design is always one table, one conversation, with attendees driving the content.

People have found partners, expanded networks, and reached retail all as direct results of attending Community Table. No registration required. Simply come when you can, leave when you need to, bring your lunch or a snack if you wish.

Gail Simmons

Thursday, November 16

Cannabis Industry Discussion with Pierce Atwood

6 p.m.
Babson Boston Campus

Join us at Babson’s Boston campus for an interactive discussion on the cannabis industry, hosted by Pierce Atwood.

At Pierce Atwood LLP, we help entrepreneurs and start-ups as they grow into profitable businesses. Our Catalyst Program is designed to get an idea off the ground, protect intellectual property, access funding, and address basic legal requirements. We welcome clients with creative ideas and disruptive new technologies, and tailor our legal services to their specific needs, and offer flexible fee arrangements. Our Catalyst team members are experienced business advisers who know the challenges and triumphs that lie ahead and help clients prepare for them. You have a passion for what you do. So do we.

ETF Entrepreneur 30 Launch Party

6:30 p.m.
Off Campus

More details to come. By invitation only.