Your Boarding Pass to Global Entrepreneurship Week in YQG

10 million people. 35,000 events. 170+ countries. Every November. One Week. Removing barriers and welcoming all. GEW 2019 will be November 18-24, 2019.

This year, Global Entrepreneurship Week is celebrating four distinct themes: Education, Ecosystems, Inclusion and Policy. During GEW, we will highlight powerful voices,  ambassadors and GEN partner organizations that promote, encourage and support the development of entrepreneurs within each of the four spaces.

BASICS OF STARTING A SMALL BUSINESS
Monday, November 2019 at 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: WindsorEssex Small Business Centre, 119 Chatham St. W., Unit 100, Windsor, ON N9A 5M7

Do you have an idea and you want to start your own small business, but you aren’t sure where to start? Attend this free seminar to find out information such as: how to register your business, business structure, government support programs & other services and programs available to you. REGISTER HERE.

ENACTUS ST. CLAIR OPEN HOUSE: CELEBRATING GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK
Wednesday November 20  12:00pm-2:00pm
Location: Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre, Main Campus, Room SC128
 
ENACTUS is a global organization aimed to improve the standard of living by creating projects focused around the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development goals. Led by academic advisors and business experts, the student leaders of ENACUTS create and implement community projects and business ventures in communities coast to coast. ENACTUS works to help develop skills that will propel students to be leaders not only in their own communities but across the globe! ENACTUS is looking to expand its team, and has a variety of open positions anywhere from general team members to VP positions. Join us for this open house to learn more.
Register here.


PROTEUS INNOVATION COMPETITION LAUNCH
Nov 20 from 3-5pm
Location: EPICentre, 2455 Wyandotte Street

The Proteus Innovation Competition is a four-month competition that will challenge individuals to create a viable commercialization strategy for 1 of 3 promising technologies, in hopes of winning a cash prize of up to $5,000! Now in its fifth year, the Proteus Innovation Competition has selected three technologies from three universities, partnering with the University of Windsor and McMaster University along with Western University. LEARN MORE


LUNCH & LEARN WITH ENTREPRENEURS: CELEBRATING GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK
Thursday November 21, 11:30am – 1:00pm
Location: Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre, Main Campus, Room SC128
 
Learn from fellow entrepreneurs during this fun and interactive panel discussion:

The Proteus Innovation Competition is a four-month competition that will challenge individuals to create a viable commercialization strategy for 1 of 3 promising technologies, in hopes of winning a cash prize of up to $5,000! Now in its fifth year, the Proteus Innovation Competition has selected three technologies from three universities, partnering with the University of Windsor and McMaster University along with Western University.

Hear why they decided to be their own boss. They’ll share their journey – the ups and downs and pros and cons – and what they love most about being an entrepreneur.  Bring your business cards – here’s your chance to network and promote your own business! Light lunch included. Register here.


ScaleUP TECH ACCELERATOR PITCH FINALE (INVITE ONLY)
November 21 at 8:30am -11:30am
Location: Institute for Border Logistics and Security3475 Wheelton Drive

Five of the region’s top tech and tech-enabled startups will have the chance to pitch in front of a group of seasoned investors and judges to compete for a top prize of $10,000 at our third Libro ScaleUP Pitch Night. 

ScaleUP selects five (5) entrepreneurs who receive four-months of intensive business mentoring + in-kind services valued at $15,000 + access to a global network of support + the opportunity to pitch for a 6-month hot desk at SOAR Innovation and a $10,000 top prize in front of the  Windsor Essex Capital Angel Network (WECAN) and members of the Windsor Essex Regional Alliance during Global Entrepreneurship Week 2019. For more information, visit https://www.wetech-alliance.com/scaleup.  

If you are interested in attending the ScaleUP Pitch Finale event, please send an email to info@wetech-alliance.com.


LEGAL BUSINESS STRUCTURE FOR STARTUPS
Nov 22 from 12-1:30pm
Location: EPICentre, 2455 Wyandotte Street

To incorporate or not to incorporate? That is a question that every entrepreneur or business owner must ask themselves at some point. During this workshop, you will learn the appropriate business structure for your start-up, whether your company needs a founder’s agreement, how to protect your intellectual property rights and how start-ups can protect themselves from employment-related lawsuits. LEARN MORE


3RD NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCKCHAIN SYMPOSIUM
Nov 22 from 8-12pm
Location: EPICentre, 2455 Wyandotte Street

During the session, attendees will have the opportunity to gain an introductory understanding of blockchain technology, followed by in-depth discussions on blockchain applications in different areas and a panel discussion. Learn from expert speakers from various industries on how the blockchain technology is being applied in their businesses in this year’s topic “Transformation to Decentralized System: The Future of Blockchain at your Workplace”. LEARN MORE