Global Entrepreneurship Week - Evansville

Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. During one week each November, GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them take the next step in their entrepreneurial journey.

You're invited to participate in a full week (+2 bonus days!) of events, networking and educational opportunities centered around entrepreneurship, innovation and small business growth.

 >> Event Schedule!

8:45 AM–5:00 PM - 2020 In Focus - A Day Dedicated to Women Entrepreneurs & Leaders
At this event you'll experience a Guided Meditation, Work on your Mindset, Plan for a Fabulous 2020, Learn valuable Leadership & Influencing Skills, Identify Your Unique Brand, Design your Personal Style and Put Your Finances in Focus with guidance from an Experienced Financial Panel.
Location: Innovation Pointe

3:30–6:00 PM - FBA Fall Event: Special Guest Jamie Richardson
National speaker Jamie Richardson, Vice President, White Castle, will share his experience as ‘married-in’ to the family business. Richardson is an “Ultimate Craver” who took his love of White Castle hamburgers to its logical extreme, joining the White Castle home office team in 1998. Jamie serves as Vice President, White Castle System, Inc. with responsibilities for government affairs, shareholder relations, public relations, and corporate philanthropy.
Location: The Ballroom at Sauced

3:00-5:00 PM - Inspired By Innovation: "The Human Shelter"
We welcome you to join us along with VPS Architecture for a series of inspirational videos to see how others have used the innovative spark to impact the world around them. It’s a great opportunity to converse with other local thought leaders who are helping fuel the growth of our community. Each event is entirely free, and seating is limited.
Location: TheEXTENDGROUP, 530 Main Street

7:30-9:00 AM - Common Grounds: Coffee & Connections
Our goal is for you to leave Common Grounds excited by the interesting people you just met, anxious to repeat the community story you just heard and maybe even inspired to get involved or do more with your talents in the community.
Location: Innovation Pointe

3:00-5:00 PM - Launch Your Own Business Workshop
This workshop is your first step towards small business ownership success. Every successful business is built on a solid foundation. This class will help you evaluate your business idea and prepare you to create a sound business plan, manage expectation, and increase your chance of accessing capital.
Location: Innovation Pointe (4th floor)

4:00-6:00 PM - Speed Networking for Small Biz & Entrepreneurs
Expand your network quickly and let us take care of the awkward silence!
Location: Cowork Evansville @ Innovation Pointe


11:00-12:30 PM CT - Business Model Canvas, fueled by Elevate Ventures
This lunch workshop will help you sort out your idea through the Business Model Canvas, a popular tool to help new companies understand critical components of their business. All aspiring entrepreneurs are welcome to attend!
Location: LIVEwire 402 E 13th St Suite 209 Jasper, IN 47546

11:30-1:30 PM - Flourish
We are a non-compete business network for women. At our meet-ups and events, there will only be one business type represented per event, and per attendee. We are not a membership organization and registration is on a "first come first served basis"s.
Location: 407 Main Street