NIACC’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center Celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week November 16-20
The North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center will celebrate thinking globally and acting locally with Global Entrepreneurship Week events November 16-20. Activities to spark and feed the entrepreneurship spirit will be held throughout the week.
“Global Entrepreneurship Week is a wonderful opportunity to recognize those entrepreneurs who have taken the steps and accepted the risks that go along with starting a new business,” said Tim Putnam, Pappajohn Center Director. “It’s also a nice opportunity to encourage people to look into what being an entrepreneur is all about. They can even give it a try with our NIACC Marketplace event where students, faculty and staff are provided a venue to sell their art, jewelry and other creations.”
Global Entrepreneurship Week activities:
• November 16: A free NIACC Pappajohn Center Entrepreneurial Exchange will be held on Monday, November 16 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. on the NIACC campus. The topic will be “Social Media Copyright and Trademark Rights Intersect: Don’t Forget to Look Both Ways!” The Entrepreneur’s Exchange provides opportunities for entrepreneurs to network, exchange ideas, and learn from featured guest speakers. Preregistration is encouraged and can be done by emailing email@example.com or calling 641-422-4111.
• November 17: TechBrew will be held on Tuesday, November 17 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Mason City Brewing at 28 E State Street. The sponsor for the next two months is DealerBuilt. TechBrews are networking events designed to bring together entrepreneurs, technologists, business people and investors. TechBrew are presented by the Technology Association of Iowa in partnership with the North Iowa Corridor EDC and the NIACC Pappajohn Center.
• November 18: A free Start Smart class is being offered by North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) Pappajohn Center and America’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the Mitchell County EDC. It will be held on Wednesday, November 18 at the Riceville High School Library in Riceville from 6-8 pm. This two hour workshop is designed for anyone who is considering starting a business or expanding their current business. Participants will learn how to create a business plan, do market research, consider different types of business ownership, and learn how to register a business. There is no cost to attend. To register, contact Mary Spitz at NIACC: 641-422-4342.
• November 20: NIACC will host a tax free shopping extravaganza. The Marketplace features NIACC students, faculty, staff, and alumni entrepreneurs showcasing their homebased businesses. The event will take place from 10 am to 2 pm in the Activity Center on Friday, November 20. This is a great chance to pick up some holiday gifts.
The national NACCE Innovation Award-winning NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center provides college level courses and degree programs in entrepreneurship, as well as comprehensive consulting services for business start-ups, existing industries, and owner transitions in the North Iowa region. Space is available for start-up businesses in the North Iowa Business Incubator. For more information, contact the NIACC Pappajohn Center at 641-422-4111.
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