The University of Baltimore will celebrate the eighth annual Global Entrepreneurship Week, Nov. 17-23, an international recognition of the creators, investors and supporters who drive economic growth and improve lives everywhere through small businesses and start-ups. UB and its Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation will host a series of activities to mark the occasion, encouraging students through business competitions, bringing in entrepreneurial leaders who will talk about their successes and challenges, and demonstrating how education and entrepreneurship go hand in hand.
Four University of Baltimore students and four UB alumni have been named as finalists in the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation's second annual "Rise to the Challenge" Pitch Competition, an opportunity to introduce their dreams for a business to an audience - including mentors, business leaders, and even those who might someday buy or sell their products and services. The competition, which features mentoring opportunities and cash prizes, will take place on May 1.
The University of Baltimore will join in the celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week - the world's largest recognition of those who "bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare," according to the event's website - with a series of participatory events hosted by the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Merrick School of Business, Nov. 18-22.
The Startup Maryland video pitch competition - in which five UB students are vying to win recognition for their entrepreneurial business pitches - enters the final phase with a chance for you to vote for 2013 Fan Favorite. Click below to catch a YouTube video for each of the student's pitch for a great new business idea. The more you watch, the better their chances.
Edgar C. Harrell, an economist and business leader with more than 30 years of experience in managing public and private programs in entrepreneurial training, technology commercialization, investment and capital market development, has been named chair of the advisory board for the University of Baltimore's Center of Entrepreneurship and Innovation.