LCCC to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week Nov. 17-18
Lorain County Community College will celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week with activities sure to inspire entrepreneurs of all ages.
The events will take place on Wednesday, November 16 and Thursday, November 17, 2011 on the LCCC campus. All activities are free and open to the public.
The celebration will kick off at 11 a.m., Wednesday, November 16 with a Great Lakes Innovation and Development Enterprise (GLIDE) Open House at the Entrepreneurial Innovation Center (EIC). The open house will go until noon and include a presentation by Dennis Coco and Cliff Reynolds, co-directors of GLIDE. During this time, entrepreneurs in residence at GLIDE will open their doors to visitors.
From 12-12:50 p.m., Andrea Trgovcich, an Innovation Fund award winner and owner of Wellness Integrated Network, will present at a brown bag luncheon on the topic “Female Investment Groups.” The lunch is open to the public and will be held in the EIC lobby.
From 1-1:45 p.m., Trgovcich and other entrepreneurs will be available for networking and a question and answer session in the EIC lobby.
On Thursday, November 17, GLIDE will host a business assessment table in College Center from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jim Gray from the Small Business Development Center, along with Katie Van Dyke from GLIDE will be available to mentor and guide students interested in starting their own businesses.
Van Dyke and Gray will be joined by Mike Belsito, an Innovation Fund winner and owner of eFuneral and his partner Bryan Chaikin. Belisto was named the “Entrepreneur in Residence” for the City of Lakewood earlier this year, and started an initiative called Startup Lakewood (www.startuplakewood.com) and created a series of events (Startup U) that focuses on topics that entrepreneurs and soon-to-be entrepreneurs care about.
For more information about Global Entrepreneurship Week at LCCC, visit www.lorainccc.edu/entrepreneurweek.