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Global Entrepreneurship Week


For one week in November, individuals from around the globe gather to celebrate and support entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurs that make it happen.  This year’s Global Entrepreneurship Week will run from November 18-22, 2013 and McPherson College will once again be offering students the opportunity to participate in events and contests that celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit.


From presentations by the White House Innovation Fellow to contests and challenges to create and explore entrepreneurial ventures, the week will be full of fun and potential for all students.



Student can particpate in the following on-campus contests:


Jump in For Change

Challenge :   develop an idea for a movement for change on campus or in the community

Award:  $500 total in quarters (to be split by all team members) and assistance in developing a plan to begin your movement.


What’s Appening?

Challenge :   develop an idea for a new app that solves a problem or fills a need

Award:  Mini iPad (Only one iPad will be awarded, even if submission came from a team)


Best... Class... Ever...

Challenge :   Design, create, determine the content, whatever, for the course you have always wanted to take

Award:  $500 total and the opportunity to pitch your course idea to the Educational Policies Committee for consideration of inclusion in course offerings.


Rube Goldberg Contest

Challenge :   design the winning Rube Goldberg machine that will cut the ribbon for the opening of the new innovative space

Award:  $500 total and the opportunity to have your Rube Goldberg machine featured at the official ribbon cutting.


Makerspace Design Contest

Challenge :  design a portion of the upper floor of Miller Library into a creative and innovative space for students

Award: $500 total and lead in development of space. Option of enrolling in a spring course for credit to design the space.




Schedule of Events

GEW, which starts at McPherson College tonight and ends on Nov. 22, will offer something for everyone. Check out the schedule below and discover where you can show off your entrepreneurial chops.


Horizon Fund Stories

Micro-grants of just $500 through the college’s Horizon Fund have made a significant difference in the lives of enterprising MC students.
See what Horizon Fund students are doing

Where are They Now?

An update on three grant recipients - now grads - from year one of the Horizon Fund.
Zack Gaddis, Emily James and Dale Schwartz



President Schneider is interviewed by KWCH (CBS) about the $1.2 million anonymous gift to entrepreneurship initiative.


Dr. Betsy Gatewood talks about the Entrepreneurship Fellow position and entrepreneurship at McPherson College.


President Michael Schneider introduces the Horizon Fund initiative to help fund students who have original entrepreneurial ideas.

Entrepreneurship Blog