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Global Entrepreneurship Week

Join us from November 8-12, 2021, as we celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week at Western University!


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With a vibrant ecosystem of entrepreneurs, investors, and researchers, this is your opportunity to make connections, add to your skillset, learn about the resources available to you at Western, and become inspired by our very own Western entrepreneurs. 

Here is a list of all the events and activities you can join:

  • Startup Showcase (In-Person) 
    Date:
    Monday, November 8, 2021
    Time: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    Location: Ivey's Grand Hall Atrium
    Join us at the Startup Showcase for an afternoon of insightful conversations with student and alumni entrepreneurs, sharing their products as well as their entrepreneurial journeys. Drop-in, no registration required. 

  • Fireside Chat with Entrepreneur Rick Cytrynbaum (In-Person) 
    Date:
    Monday, November 8, 2021
    Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
    Location: Propel (Entrepreneurship Coworking Space), Western Student Services Building - Room 2130. Campus Map: https://www.uwo.ca/about/visit/maps.html 
    President of Promark America, Rick Cytrynbaum (BA'96) will join us to share his entrepreneurial journey. During this event, Rick and Eric Morse, Professor of Entrepreneurship, Executive Director of the Morrissette Institute will discuss Rick's career in the fashion industry. Register here.

  • Fireside Chat with Entrepreneur David Patchell-Evans (Virtual) 
    Date:
    November 9, 2021
    Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Founder & CEO at GoodLife Fitness, David Patchell-Evans (BA'77, JD'12) will join us to share his entrepreneurial journey. During this event, Eric Morse, Professor of Entrepreneurship, Executive Director of the Morrissette Institute will lead the conversation on how a traumatic experience changed Patchell-Evans' career trajectory and led him to establish Canada's largest health club. Register here. 

  • Proteus Innovation Competition Launch (Virtual) 
    Date:
    November 10, 2021
    Time: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    ProteusIC is a four-month-long competition that challenges you to create a commercialization plan for 1 of 6 technologies developed out of Ontario's research institutions and then pitch it to a panel of judges. This launch event will introduce you to the ProteusIC, key dates, and deadlines, and provide a presentation about each technology. Register here.

  • How to Pitch - Best Practices Panel Webinar (Virtual) 
    Date:
    November 11, 2021
    Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Join us for a panel discussion on how to prepare an investor pitch. Our panel discussion with experienced investors and venture capitalists will tap into their experiences of reading and listening to thousands of investor pitches and discussing what makes a great investor pitch. Listen in on how to pitch with our expert panel guests, Natalie Bisset (TBC), and John Bell. Register here.

  • World's Challenge Challenge Information Session and Ideation Workshop (Virtual)
    Date:
    November 11, 2021
    Time: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Join us for an ideation workshop and the official launch of the World's Challenge Challenge at Western. Register here. 

  • Amplify Pitch Competition - Voting Open (Virtual)
    Date:
    November 4-10, 2021
    Time: You can vote daily until 12:00 p.m. on November 10, 2021. 
    Watch Western entrepreneurs pitch their startups and vote for your favourite pitch. The startup that receives the most votes over Global entrepreneurship Week will win the People’s Choice Award at Amplify (valued at $2,500). Voting opens on November 4.