Global Entrepreneurship Week

Monday, November 12, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Entrepreneurs fuel innovation and prosperity around the world!

The College of Business Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship invites all students, faculty, staff and the entire community to an international celebration of entrepreneurship. Whether you have an invention or business idea yourself or not, don't miss these opportunities to learn and network.

Unless noted, all events are held at the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, 424 N. Riverfront Drive. (Bus Route 7 from Nelson Hall runs until 9pm)

  • Monday 11/12/2018
    • Start Up Smart with the SBDC
      • 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
      • Is entrepreneurship right for you? In this workshop you will gain a basic understanding of the essential steps to getting your business off the ground and the many local and online resources available to help you. Hosted by the Small Business Development Center. Public is invited.
  • Tuesday 11/13/2018
    • Generation Start Up - Panel and Film
      • 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
      • Participate in table discussions with entrepreneurs and hear their stories. Fresh popcorn and a screening of "Generation Start Up", a film telling the story of six student entrepreneurship. Public is invited.
    • Learn to 3D Print /Create Prototypes
      • 3:30pm to 5:15pm, Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
      • Beginner-level workshop on how to 3D print and create your own items. 3D can be used to make gifts or create prototypes for product ideas. Public invited: $15 fee, free to MNSU students. Presented by Cubic 3D.
  • Wednesday 11/14/2018
    • Speed Network the Globe
      • 6:00pm to 8:30pm, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
      • You've heard of speed dating. We’re applying the same theory to help entrepreneurial students to meet potential team members and collaborators. A key component to succeeding in business is through networking – discovering new partnerships and possibilities. Come grow your network! Public is invited.
  • Thursday 11/15/2018
    • Big Ideas Kickoff Lunch
      • 12:00pm to 2:00pm, CSU 253/4/5
      • Past Big Ideas Challenge finalists and winners will give testimonies and answer your questions. First round for the challenge will be opened and we'll review the rules and criteria for judging.  MNSU Students and recent alumni only.
    • Craft Brewer Panel
      • 7:00pm to 8:00pm, Ostrander Auditorium
      • Craft brewers from Reunion Brewery, Mankato Brewery, and Schells Brewery will share their insights in a panel discussion followed by Q&A. Co-sponsored with Student Events. MNSU Students only.

Questions can be directed to or 507-389-1018

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