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Global Entrepreneurship Week set to unleash ideas

November 10, 2008

The entrepreneurial vision at Arizona State University is to bring local solutions and global impact.

Four special events will demonstrate the innovation and enterprise of students and faculty from various disciplines across ASU in celebration of the first Global Entrepreneurship Week, Nov. 17-23.

A wide range of activities for up and coming entrepreneurs from all majors include presentations on defining yourself and your business ideas, global outreach through social entrepreneurship, student-designed product innovations making an impact in Ghana and a university-wide short film contest celebrating entrepreneurship in the arts.

The events are in participation with the world-wide Global Entrepreneurship Week, sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, which has drawn participation from more than 75 countries including Australia, Brazil, China, France, India, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, South Africa and the United States.

Entrepreneurship at ASU reaches beyond a single college or business program to offer broad entrepreneurship training and venture funding opportunities across 22 majors and four campuses ASU supports entrepreneurship curriculum, research and new venture creation in nearly every discipline, including film and fine arts, engineering, design, social science, journalism, law, business and healthcare.

ASU’s broad-spectrum entrepreneurial culture has earned distinction from the Ewing Marion Kauffman foundation and is recognized as a leader in innovation and enterprise.

For a full agenda of event details, visit