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Babson Celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week 2017

Today marks the start of Babson’s 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Week! Babson will be celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2017 from November 9-16 with a series of events and activities. The Babson events are a part of the thousands of events in 170 countries celebrating innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity during GEW.

Here are this year’s events! Some require pre-registration – make sure to check the Babson GEW website for more details!

Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs®
Thursday, November 9, at 6 p.m. in Knight Auditorium, Babson College
Babson will induct C. Dean Metropoulos ’67, MBA’68, Chairman & CEO of Metropoulos & Co., into the Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs.

Babson Entrepreneurship Forum
Friday, November 10, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Babson College
The Babson Entrepreneurship Forum, organized annually by the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business, is the flagship event of the #1 school for Entrepreneurship. Celebrating its 16th Anniversary, this year’s forum is centered on the theme of “Take Action.” At Babson, we believe in entrepreneurship of all kinds. Whether you want to start your own business or innovate within a company, we’ve got you covered!

Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) United States 2016 Report Launch
Monday, November 13, Sponsored by Babson College
The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor is the world’s foremost study of entrepreneurship. Through a vast, centrally coordinated, internationally executed data collection effort, GEM is able to provide high quality information, comprehensive reports and interesting stories, which greatly enhance the understanding of the entrepreneurial phenomenon – but it is more than that. It is also an ever-growing community of believers in the transformative benefits of entrepreneurship.

Entrepreneur 30 ETF Launch
Monday, November 13 at the NYSE; live streaming at 3 p.m. in Roger’s Pub
EntrepreneurShares, a Boston-based asset management firm, is celebrating the launch of its first Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) with a bell ringing at the New York Stock Exchange on Monday, November 13, coinciding with Global Entrepreneur Week. The ETF (Ticker: ENTR) will be comprised of the 30 largest “entrepreneurial,” publicly traded companies. The Founder and Managing Director of EntrepreneurShares, Joel Shulman PhD., CFA is a tenured Babson Entrepreneurship professor. Register for live streaming >>

BASE Consultant Office Hours
Monday, November 13, at 2 p.m. in the Blank Center, Babson College
Babson Alumni Supporting Entrepreneurs (BASE), provides Babson alumni and students with complimentary consultations. BASE Consultants serve as sounding boards and coaches, providing insights and perspectives based on their own business experience and expertise.

Future Trends Fashion Industry Panel
Tuesday, November 14, at 4:30 p.m. in Needham Wellesley Room, Babson College
Panelists from leading innovative companies discuss Future Trends in Fashion.  The Fashion Entrepreneurial Initiative is a community/incubator that supports entrepreneurs interested in creating a positive social, environmental, and economic impact in the fashion industry. Register now >>

Community Table and Book Signing with Gail Simmons
Wednesday, November 15, at noon at the Blank Center, Babson College
For eaters and entrepreneurs to connect and share for action. Design is always one table, one conversation, with attendees driving the content. People have found partners, expanded networks, and reached retail all as direct results of attending Community Table. No registration required. Simply come when you can, leave when you need to, bring your lunch or a snack if you wish.

Pierce Atwood Office Hours
Thursday, November 16, at 2 p.m. at Babson Boston Campus
At Pierce Atwood LLP, we help entrepreneurs and start-ups as they grow into profitable businesses. Our Catalyst Program is designed to get an idea off the ground, protect intellectual property, access funding, and address basic legal requirements. We welcome clients with creative ideas and disruptive new technologies, and tailor our legal services to their specific needs, and offer flexible fee arrangements. Our Catalyst attorneys are experienced business advisers who know the challenges and triumphs that lie ahead and help clients prepare for them. You have a passion for what you do. So do we.

Marijuana and the Entrepreneur: Participating in a High-Growth Industry, presented by Pierce Atwood
Thursday, November 16, at 6 p.m. at Babson Boston Campus
It’s not too often that a new industry springs up seemingly overnight, but that is increasingly the case for cannabis as more and more states create regulatory environments in which consumers can purchase and consume marijuana. And this industry is not just about growing and smoking pot: join us for a panel discussion where we will explore the risks and rewards for investors, growers, and service providers. This is a significant industry in which both traditional and disruptive companies can participate by engaging in some creative thinking. By understanding the ins and outs of the cannabis industry, entrepreneurs can develop strategies for gaining access to this high-growth, high-margin market without rewriting their entire business plan. Register now >>

For more information on Babson’s Global Entrepreneurship Week, visit the Babson GEW website or follow along on social media #babsonGEW.