posted Nov 08, 2011 in CAMPUS EVENTS
The entrepreneurial spirit will shine brightly at McPherson College during Global Entrepreneurship Week, Nov. 11-18.
Students will have the opportunity to develop a sustainable venture in Central America – with one winning team sent there to put their idea into action; win a new iPad by designing an app; even win a skydiving adventure just for taking an entrepreneurial leap at McPherson College.
“Entrepreneurship isn’t limited to one profession or a certain kind of person,” said Kori Gregg, executive director of entrepreneurship at McPherson College. “It’s a state of mind. It’s about being innovative, creative and seeing problems as opportunities. During this week, there will be numerous opportunities for students to show what they can accomplish, and be rewarded for it.”
Global Entrepreneurship Week was founded in 2008 to encourage entrepreneurship around the globe. In 2010 it boasted 40,000 events in more than 100 countries and 7.5 million participants worldwide. Last year, McPherson College was one of only 10 featured events for the week for its “Global Enterprise Challenge”, which had 30 students in six teams come up with a sustainable venture to help in Haiti. The college then paid the way for one winning team to go to Haiti and explore putting their idea into effect.
Dr. Kent Eaton (left), provost, and Nate Coppernoll (right), freshman, Stillman Valley, Ill., work to help create a fish pond in Aux Plaines, Haiti, as the culmination of the 2010 Global Enterprise Challenge.