Southeast Missouri State University Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship's Global Entrepreneurship Week isn't just for students.
"There is a growing movement of entrepreneurial people generating new ideas and seeking better ways of doing things in all sections of our economy and society," says Dr. James Stapelton, executive director of the Center.
Each day this week, there will be a different entrepreneurship focus at presentations the public is invited to attend.
Tuesday at 8:45 a.m., a presentation at the SEMO District Fairgrounds will focus on entrepreneurship in agriculture.
Wednesday, at noon at the River Campus, a presentation will focus on Entrepreneurship in the Arts.
Thursday three local business owners who have found success will share their stories at noon at Dempster Hall. They include Andy Schwarts, Chris Edmonds and Laurie Everett.
Throughout the week, students will compete in the Imagine It Challenge. Teams have five days to create as much value as possible using an assigned everyday object. They will then submit a three-minute YouTube video on Friday morning for a chance to win a $1,000 prize in each of four different categories. The winning videos will be shown during an awards ceremony at noon in Dempster Hall.
Wrapping up the week will be the Women Inspiring eNtrepreneurship Conference Saturday from 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Dempster Hall. Brenda Warner, who is this week's Talking Shop feature on the Southeast Missourian's business page, will be the keynote speaker. To register, visit www.semo.edu/win.
For more information on Global Entrepreneurship activities, people may visit www.semo.edu/gew or call 651-2010.