Babson College Celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week 2010

WELLESLEY, Mass., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Babson College will celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week 2010 Nov. 15 - 21 with a series of events and activities.

The Babson events are part of the thousands of events in more than 100 countries celebrating innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity during GEW. Now in its third year, GEW will bring together aspiring and inspiring entrepreneurs, helping them embrace originality, imagination and ingenuity through local, national and global activities. For more information on GEW, visit & follow @unleashingideas on Twitter.

BABSON EVENTS & ACTIVITIES Babson Forum On Entrepreneurship & Innovation Starting the week off early, the 9th annual Babson Forum on Entrepreneurship & Innovation (BFEI) will take place November 13th, 2010 at Babson. BFEI's goal is to raise awareness of key opportunities and challenges facing entrepreneurs in an increasingly complex and global business world. During the full day conference 600 students and Boston professionals will gather to hear 4 inspiring keynotes and 30 impressive speakers. Hashtag #bfei2010 Follow @ BabsonForum

Send-Off Celebration For Finalist In Global Student Entrepreneur Award Competition Babson celebrates Dinesh Wadhwani '12, co-founder of energy efficiency firm ThinkLite, who is a Finalist in the Global Student Entrepreneur Award Competition taking place during GEW in Kansas City. Wadhwani is competing with 29 other regional and country-winners from around the world for cash prizes and to share in over $150,000 in donated business services. Be there for a strong send-off and enjoy pizza and beverages! Monday, November 15, 5 p.m., Blank Center Ground Floor.

Entrepreneur War Stories - Lessons learned And Tips On Bringing Consumer Products To Market In A Crowded Space For those interested in Consumer Products - hear from bootstrapping entrepreneurs' tips and lessons on how to bring a product to market and what to do when things don't go as planned. A Panelist Trunk Sale will take place immediately following the event, Tuesday, November 16, 2010, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Blank Center Ground Floor.

Statewide Conference On Immigrant Entrepreneurship Massachusetts immigrants are a proven driving force for entrepreneurship from neighborhood revitalization to increasing numbers of transnational businesses to innovation in science and engineering. Come learn from and network with immigrant entrepreneurs, researchers and experts from the field. They will present data, experiences, ideas and recommendations to accelerate immigrant entrepreneurship for economic and job growth in the Commonwealth. November 17, 2010 at Babson Executive Conference Center. Seed Trackers: Networking Reception For those interested in angel investing or that have an early stage business idea. Learn about how 34 members of a Babson MBA Fast Track Cohort started their own seed fund and how you can too! Thursday, November 18, 2010, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., Blank Center Rotunda. Seed Trackers is a membership organization comprised of 34 current Babson Fast Track MBA students in the March 2009 cohort. The members share the common objectives of: a) supporting economic development within the Babson community, particularly in early-stage businesses; b) improving their individual investment returns by working together, leveraging their collective and diverse experience and expertise; and c) sustaining and nurturing Seed Trackers as a Babson leadership organization for committed and energetic professional men and women, both active and retired.

National Entrepreneurs' Day Can you imagine a future without entrepreneurs? If not, support making November 19th, 2010, the first annual National Entrepreneurs' Day. It's not just another day on the calendar - it's an opportunity to recognize America's rich history of entrepreneurship and make sure there's a strong foundation for its future.

Babson alumni David Hauser '04 and Siamak Taghaddos '03, co-founders of the Grasshopper Group, started this campaign earlier this year. Please help them by signing the petition now: GEW has grown exponentially since its inaugural event in 2008; more than 10 million people in 102 countries will participate this year. In 2009, more than 7.5 million people took part in an estimated 32,000 events across 88 countries.

Co-founded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the world's largest foundation dedicated to entrepreneurship, and Enterprise UK, a business-led, government-backed campaign in the United Kingdom, GEW helps develop young people's knowledge, skills and networks to inspire them to grow sustainable enterprises. The net outcome is a positive impact on participants' lives, families and communities. Students, educators, entrepreneurs, business leaders, employees, non-profit leaders, government officials and others will participate in a host of activities that are virtual and face-to-face events, large-scale competitions and intimate networking gatherings.

Babson College in Wellesley, Mass., is recognized internationally as a leader in entrepreneurial management education. Babson grants BS degrees through its innovative undergraduate program, and grants MBA and custom MS and MBA degrees through the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College. Babson Executive Education offers executive development programs to experienced managers worldwide. For information, visit

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