Babson College will celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week November 9th-16th

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Babson College will celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week 2012 on November 9th -16th with a series of events and activities. An initiative supported by the Arthur M. Blank Center of Entrepreneurship, the Babson led events are part of thousands that will take place across 120 countries for Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Celebrating innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity, Global Entrepreneurship week brings together aspiring and inspiring entrepreneurs, helping them embrace originality, imagination and ingenuity through local, national and global activities.

In line with Babson College’s role as an educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds, Babson’s collection of events highlight the institutions priority to further progressive entrepreneurial education with both the student body and the greater community.

GEW Events At Babson

Spotlight: Babson Entrepreneurs Making Their Global Footprint (in collaboration with International Education Week)

Monday, November 5 - Friday, November 16

Babson College (campus-wide)

Babson Entrepreneurship Forum

Friday, November 9

Babson College


STEP Latin America Summit

Monday, November 12-Thursday, November 15

Nova Lima, Brazil


Butler Venture Accelerator Workshop: Division of Equity

Monday, November 12 4:00pm

Blank Center, Babson College


"Disrupt Yourself" with Whitney Johnson

Sponsored by Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership

Monday, November 12 6:30pm

Needham/Wellesley Room, Babson College


Gennari Aronson Panel: Global Brand Building

Tuesday, November 13 7:30am

Olin Auditorium, Babson College


She Did It/Boston

Sponsored by Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership

Tuesday, November 13 12:00pm

Knight Auditorium, Babson College


Gennari Aronson Office Hours

Wednesday, November 14 4:00pm

Blank Center, Babson College


Launch Capital Office Hours

Thursday, November 15 3:00pm

Blank Center, Babson College


Design & Thinking Movie Screening

Sponsored by the Babson Entrepreneurship Club

Thursday, November 15

7 p.m. Olin 220, Babson College


About Global Entrepreneurship Week

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 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.

The initiative kicked off in 2008, launched by former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Carl Schramm, the president and CEO of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Since then, it has grown to 115 countries—with nearly 24,000 partner organizations planning more than 37,000 activities that directly engage more than 7 million people.

About Arthur Blank Center for Entrepreneurship

The center focuses on expanding the practice of Entrepreneurship of All Kinds™ through innovative cocurricular programs and global collaborative research initiatives that inspire and inform Entrepreneurial Thought and Action®. Outside the classroom, students live entrepreneurship through the comprehensive John E. and Alice L. Butler Venture Accelerator Program, more than a dozen student-run entrepreneurship organizations and forums, and the Boston-area entrepreneurial ecosystem.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds™. The College is a dynamic living and learning laboratory, where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society -- while at the same time evolving our methods and advancing our programs. We shape the leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to create economic and social value. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value. For information, visit


By Hilary Katulak,, 781-239-4623 | 11/06/2012 05:29