SSU to observe Global Entrepreneurship Week Nov.18-21

SAVANNAH–Savannah State University’s Center for the Advancement of Creativity and Entrepreneurship (ACE) will observe Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) Nov. 18-21, 2013. This is SSU’s second observance of GEW, which is considered 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. GEW events are open to the public.

“The GEW events are designed to provide students, faculty, staff and the broader Savannah community with a platform where they can learn more about launching successful business ventures to promote business growth, which will fuel the economic engines of the city, state and country,” said Chevanese L. Samms Brown, Ph.D., assistant professor of management and director of the ACE Center.

SSU’s four-day event will include a showcase for student entrepreneurs, a speed mentoring session and a series of free workshops, some of which are presented in conjunction with the best of Georgia’s entrepreneurship and small business resources including: Technology Association Georgia (TAG)-Savannah, Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), Junior Achievement of Georgia, Small Business Assistance Corporation (SBAC), and Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) Savannah.

A component of SSU’s College of Business Administration (COBA), the ACE Center provides a forum that helps entrepreneurs create, develop and maintain their business ventures. The center facilitates networking opportunities, creates workshops and hosts speaker series that will build the capacity for creativity and entrepreneurship among SSU and community members. COBA is the only business program in Savannah accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Established in 1890, Savannah State University is the oldest public historically black college or university in Georgia and the oldest institution of higher learning in the city of Savannah.  The university’s 4,600 students select majors from 26 undergraduate and five graduate programs in three colleges — Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Business Administration and Sciences and Technology — and the School of Teacher Education.

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The Savannah State University Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship

presents

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2013

Monday, November 18, 2013

Event: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Workshop (1)

Presenter(s): Ms. Carla Byrd, Manager of Women and Minority Owned Businesses,

City of Savannah

Topic: “Licensing Your Business”

Venue: College of Business Administration Torian Auditorium

Time: 10 am

Status: Open to the public

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Event: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Workshop (2)

Presenter(s): Mr. Stephen George, Vice President

Small Business Advisory Council (SBAC)

Topic:    “Small Business Financing”

Venue: College of Business Administration Torian Auditorium

Time: 11 am

Status: Open to the public

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Event: TAG Savannah Speaker Series 

Discover how four college students combined the knowledge acquired from their majors to form a rapidly growing business promoting empowerment and wellness  – through hair care.

Presenter: Ms. Candace Mitchell, Co-Founder and CEO of Texturized

Topic: “Using Your Passion to Start Your Business”

Venue: College of Business Administration Torian Auditorium

Time: noon

Status: Open to the public

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Event: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Workshop (3)

Presenters: Jennifer Bonnett, Community Catalyst

Advanced Technology Development Corporation (ATDC)

Topic: “Lean Start-up”

Venue: College of Business Administration Torian Auditorium

Time: 1:30 pm

Status: Open to the public

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Event: SSU Tiger Business Venture Challenge

Tiger Pitch/Start up Challenge is a four-day event that starts with individuals pitching their ideas for products or services to a panel of judges. Winners will be rewarded with prizes and surprises.  All students who are pitching a product or service must register for this event.

Register @: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WZC3WXM

Venue: College of Business Administration Torian Auditorium

Time: 3 pm

Status: SSU student participants only; attendance open to the public

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Event: Varied Perspectives Panel Discussion

The Varied Perspectives panel discussion will feature a diversity of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurships. Come out and explore how you create a business from your major. Learn about “copreneurs” and what they do. Are you interested in running a family business? Feel free to ask the panel questions that you need answered.

Venue: College of Business Administration Torian Auditorium

Time: 9:30 a.m.,

Status: Open to the public

 

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Event: Student Entrepreneurs Showcase

Are you a student? Do you own your own business? If you answered “yes” to any of these, this day is for you and is all about you. SSU student entrepreneurs from all colleges and schools are invited to register and display their products and/or services at this event. All students who are displaying products/services must register for this event at: theacecenter@gmail.com. Include full name, student ID number, name of business, type of business, cell phone number, college and classification (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior). Registration closes Monday, November 11, 2013

Venue: Student Union Lobby

Time: 8 am – 8 pm

Status: SSU student participants only; attendance open to the public

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Event: Speed Mentoring

Do you have an idea for a business? Do you want to know what to do next? Are you looking for advice and ideas for your business? Come and be mentored by veteran executives of SCORE-Savannah and see how they can direct you to a successful business.

Facilitators: The ACE Center and SCORE-Savannah

Venue: Student Union Ballrooms A&B

Time: noon – 4 pm

Status: Open to the public

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Event: SSU Tiger Business Venture Challenge (FINAL)

Venue: COBA Torian Auditorium 

Time: 5 pm – 7 pm

Status: Open to the public

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Event: Closing Ceremony

Venue: COBA Torian Auditorium

Time: 6 pm

Status: Open to the public

More @: http://www.eventbrite.com/org/4910453233?s=19045059