Global Entrepreneurship Week events kick off Nov. 16

Cornell will celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), Nov. 16-22, with entrepreneurs from around the world.

The week will connect people through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators. Students, educators, entrepreneurs, business leaders, employees, nonprofit leaders, government officials and many others will participate in a range of activities, from online to face-to-face, and from large-scale competitions and events to intimate networking gatherings.

Activities at Cornell will include:

Steve Rushmore, founder of HVS, a global consulting and services organization focused on the hotel, restaurant, timeshare, gaming and leisure industries, will give a presentation Nov. 17 at 4:15 p.m. in 198 Statler Hall.

The event, organized on campus by Entrepreneurship@Cornell, is sponsored internationally by the Kauffman Foundation and "Make Your Mark," the United Kingdom's national campaign to give people the confidence, skills and ambition to be enterprising. Details of the Cornell event are available at

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