UW News Release — November 10, 2010
The University of Wisconsin-Madison — along with more than 1,500 organizations worldwide — will mark Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) Nov. 15-21.
Led by its Office of Corporate Relations, the university is hosting several events on campus with a special emphasis on social entrepreneurship lead by a visit from Grameen America, the highly successful organization that provides affordable micro-loans to financially empower low-income entrepreneurs.
Fourth annual Entrepreneurial Deli
Monday, November 15, 6 p.m.
Lucky Building Food Court, 777 University Ave.
The Entrepreneurial Deli is a fun, interactive event where participants get to engage with local entrepreneurs, join in brief, hands-on presentations and discover what they would need to know if they were interested in starting a business. Co-hosted by Madison MAGNET, the Capital Entrepreneurs and the Office of Corporate Relations’ Wiscontrepreneur initiative.
CONTACT: Allen Dines, 608-262-2797, email@example.com
Grameen America and the Microfinance Movement: Past, Present & Future
Wednesday, November 17, 5 p.m.
1610 Engineering Hall
One of the highlights of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2010 is two-day visit to campus by representatives of Grameen America, the highly successful organization that provides affordable micro-loans to financially empower low-income entrepreneurs. This talk is free and open to the public but registration is required.
CONTACT: Jeanan Yasiri, 608-335-2980, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, November 18
Grameen America representatives will meet with faculty, staff and students in classes and with student microfinance organizations.
CONTACT: Doug Bradley 608-263-0238, email@example.com or Cynthia Sweet 608-262-7840, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, November 18, 5 p.m.
Fluno Center for Executive Education, 601 University Ave.
Patrick Walsh, founder of Greenlight Planet Inc., will discuss how his for-profit enterprise is combining cutting-edge technology with innovative distribution networks to commercialize low-power LED lanterns.
Register online: http://www.gilsonseries.org
For more information on campus-wide entrepreneurial activities, visit http://www.wiscontrepreneur.org/