Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week at Babson

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

The Babson events were 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.

Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs 2017 Honoree

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!

Craig Dubitsky Office Hours

9 a.m.
Blank Center
Babson College

Craig Dubitsky is founder of hello® products and a Babson Entrepreneur-in-Residence.

Babson Entrepreneurship Forum

Monday, November 13

Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM)
United States 2016 Report Launch

The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor is the world's foremost study of entrepreneurship. Through a vast, centrally coordinated, internationally executed data collection effort, GEM is able to provide high quality information, comprehensive reports and interesting stories, which greatly enhance the understanding of the entrepreneurial phenomenon - but it is more than that. It is also an ever-growing community of believers in the transformative benefits of entrepreneurship.

Entrepreneur 30 ETF Launch

New York, NY

EntrepreneurShares, a Boston-based asset management firm, is celebrating the launch of its first Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) with a bell ringing at the New York Stock Exchange. The ETF (Ticker: ENTR) will be comprised of the 30 largest "entrepreneurial," publicly traded companies. The Founder and Managing Director of EntrepreneurShares, Joel Shulman PhD., CFA is a tenured Babson Entrepreneurship professor. NYSE event by invitation only.

Live streaming at 3 p.m. in Roger's Pub.

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.

Global Entrepreneurship Monitor

​Tuesday, November 14

Future Trends Fashion Industry Panel

4:30 p.m.
Needham Wellesley Room
Olin Hall
Babson College

Panelists from leading innovative companies discuss Future Trends in Fashion.  

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.

Future Trends Fashion Industry Panel

Wednesday, November 15

Community Table + Book Signing with
Gail Simmons

12 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.

Thursday, November 16

Pierce Atwood Office Hours

2 p.m.
Babson Boston Campus

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 attorneys 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.

Marijuana and the Entrepreneur: Participating in a High-Growth Industry, presented by Pierce Atwood

6 p.m.
Babson Boston Campus

It’s not too often that a new industry springs up seemingly overnight, but that is increasingly the case for cannabis as more and more states create regulatory environments in which consumers can purchase and consume marijuana. And this industry is not just about growing and smoking pot: join us for a panel discussion where we will explore the risks and rewards for investors, growers, and service providers.  This is a significant industry in which both traditional and disruptive companies can participate by engaging in some creative thinking. By understanding the ins and outs of the cannabis industry, entrepreneurs can develop strategies for gaining access to this high-growth, high-margin market without rewriting their entire business plan.

Pierce Atwood