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November 7, 2008

RSU to Celebrate the First-ever Global Entrepreneurship Week

Countries from around the world come together in an effort to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs.

WHO: Rogers State University Innovation Center and Students In Free Enterprise

WHAT: Global Entrepreneurship Week, Nov. 17 to 23,is designed to bring together young people from a variety of cultures and disciplines to understand how they can be innovative and think entrepreneurially. More than 75 countries have joined this global celebration to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs.

As part of this celebration, the RSU Innovation Center and SIFE, will host a keynote speaker and round table luncheon.

The keynote speaker for this event is DJ Clay Clark, founder of DJ Connections and 2007 Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Following the Keynote presentation, participants are invited to attend a roundtable luncheon where they will have the opportunity to network with successful entrepreneurs from various industries.  Some of the entrepreneurs attending the  luncheon include:

Preston Doerflinger – RSI Healthcare
DJ Clark – DJ Connections
Jeremy Green – Real Time Rehab
Jim Pacula – MSI Manufacturing Service and Innovations
David Thomison – I2E

WHEN: Tuesday, November 18th
            Keynote Speaker: 11 a.m. to  Noon
            Roundtable Luncheon: Noon to 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: Rogers State University Claremore Campus, Herrington Hall Room 149

COST: The keynote presentation and the roundtable luncheon is free and open to the public.  Please RSVP to the RSU Innovation Center at 343-7533.

WHY: Innovative entrepreneurship drives our economy, creates jobs and solves global problems. Recognizing this, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in the United States and Make Your Mark in the United Kingdom, founded Global Entrepreneurship Week. To view a complete list of participating countries and organizations or to learn more, visit www.unleashingideas.org.

About RSU Innovation Center
Established in 2002, the Center provides business counseling services and training for area entrepreneurs and expanding businesses in northeastern Oklahoma such as:

  • a technology and business incubator
  • entrepreneurial training
  • small business counseling services
  • economic, demographic, and social research related to economic development

For more information about services provided by the Innovation Center visit www.rsu.edu/innovation.

About SIFE
SIFE is an international organization that mobilizes university students around the world to make a difference in their communities while developing the skills to become socially responsible business leaders.

About Global Entrepreneurship Week
With the goal to inspire young people to embrace innovation, imagination and creativity, Global Entrepreneurship Week will encourage youth to think big, to turn their ideas into reality, and to make their mark. From Nov. 17-23, 2008, millions of young people around the world will join a growing movement to generate new ideas and to seek better ways of doing things. Thousands of activities are being planned in more than 75 countries around the world. Global Entrepreneurship Week is: founded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the Make Your Mark campaign; sponsored by NYSE Euronext, IBM and Ernst & Young; and, supported by JA Worldwide, Endeavor, Entrepreneurs' Organization, DECA, YPO-WPO, and National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship..