Monday, November 16, 2009

Global Entrepreneurship Week in Miami-


At the University of Miami's Toppel Career Center

More than 50 Global Entrepreneurship Week events are planned at the University of Miami

November 16-20, 2009
Global Entrepreneurship Week Highlights
University of Miami
Monday, November 16th
10 a.m.-noon: Entrepreneurship Fair, University Center
3:30 p.m.: Dana White, president of Ultimate Fighting Championship, Maurice Gusman Concert Hall

7 p.m.: Six Degrees to Success: The Art of Networking, Storer Auditorium
Tuesday, November 17th
10 a.m.: Laurie Silvers, co-founder of the Sci-Fi Network, School of Communications, Shoma Hall
Noon-2 p.m.: Entrepreneurs of the Internet Panel, Contemporary Judaic Studies Auditorium
4 p.m.: Romero Britto, Storer Auditorium
6 p.m.-9 p.m.: An Evening with Fashion Entrepreneurs, including Donald J. Pliner; Storer Auditorium
Wednesday, November 18th
8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.: Women in Entrepreneurship Day at Jungle Island; keynote speaker is Suzy Welch (panels are free; fee for luncheon)
3:30 p.m.: Watch first-round eliminations in Elevator Pitch contest, Toppel Library
5:30 p.m.: Leonard Abess, CEO, City National Bank, Storer Auditorium
6 p.m.-8 p.m.: Presentation of Ten9Eight and Q&A with filmmaker Mary Mazzio, Cosford Theater
Thursday, November 19th
10:30 a.m.: Watch second round, Elevator Pitch contest, Toppel Library
Noon to 6 p.m.: Social Entrepreneurship Summit, University Center
Friday, November 20th
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: Watch finale of Elevator Pitch contest, Toppel Library
1 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Gaming and Mobile Applications Fair and Summit with founders of AlienWare, Destructoid and GameRecruiter, University Center

Miami Dade College
Miami Dade College is hosting more than a dozen events on its campuses. Go to or call 305-237-0620 for a complete list. Here are a few:
Wednesday, November 18th
9 a.m.-1 p.m.: Can You Sell It? A competition, InterAmerican Campus, Flag Courtyard
9:15 a.m.: Kenneth Rader, founder and CEO of the Cereal Bowl, Wolfson Campus, Room 1264
10:30 a.m.: How a Reality Show Affected My Business, Wolfson Campus, Room 1264 
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