Bishop’s Univer­sity Cel­e­brates

Global En­trepreneur­ship Week

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Sher­brooke, Len­noxville

For the third con­sec­u­tive year, Bishop’s Univer­sity will par­tic­i­pate in Global En­trepreneur­ship Week, an event in which 24,000 post-sec­ondary schools in over 140 coun­tries par­tic­i­pate. The event runs from Novem­ber 17 through the 21st. This year, Bishop’s is one of just 10 post-sec­ondary schools in Canada (and the only one in Que­bec) who re­ceived the Un­leash Your In­ner En­tre­pre­neur grant which helps fund and mar­ket GEW on cam­pus.

Ry­lan Sch­warze, the pres­i­dent of En­ac­tus Bishop’s, ex­pressed de­light at the news: ‘‘We’re so ex­cited and proud to have our pro­posal rec­og­nized by Fu­tur­preneur Canada and En­ac­tus Canada. The or­ga­niz­ing com­mit­tee for Global En­trepreneur­ship Week is very pas­sion­ate about the event and we’re work­ing hard to get more stu­dents than ever be­fore in putting their en­tre­pre­neur­ial think­ing caps on and turn­ing their tal­ents and dreams into busi­nesses.’’

Pro­fes­sor Steve Karpenko of the Wil­liams School of Business, who is help­ing the stu­dents with orga- niz­ing GEW, ex­plains the week-long event: ‘‘This stu­dent-run ini­tia­tive seeks to em­power stu­dents from all de­part­ments across cam­pus by giv­ing them the con­fi­dence and knowl­edge they need to start their own business. Stu­dents are en­cour­aged to iden­tify their pas­sion or tal­ent into a sus­tain­able business but might not have all the re­sources and knowl­edge they need in or­der to do so.’’

This award is the lat­est in a se­ries of nods to Bishop’s ex­cel­lence in teach­ing and men­tor­ing en­trepreneur­ship in 2014. Just a week ago, a group of business stu­dents re­turned from Beijing, China, for the En­ac­tus World Cup, where they ob­served teams from around the world com­pete for the ul­ti­mate prize in en­trepreneur­ship ex­cel­lence. They hope to rep­re­sent Canada in the near fu­ture.

The Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor of the Dob­son-La­gassé En­trepreneur­ship Cen­tre, David Monty, who has played a sup­port­ive role to the stu­dents, says: ‘‘Once again, Bishop’s stu­dents have been rec­og­nized for their in­cred­i­ble po­ten­tial. Their suc­cess this year is a tes­ta­ment to the out­stand­ing business and en­trepreneur­ship pro­grams Bishop’s of­fers to its stu­dents. I am very con­fi­dent that our stu­dents will soar to new heights and rep­re­sent Bishop’s on the in­ter­na­tional stage sooner than later.’’

For more in­for­ma­tion about En­ac­tus Bishop’s and Global En­trepreneur­ship Week, please visit: http://en­ac­tus­bish­ops.com/

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