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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2008

During 17th - 23rd November, millions of young people around the world will celebrate and promote innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity. Together with 54 other countries, Singapore is taking part in its first Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Minister of State, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Lee Yi Shyan will launch the Global Entrepreneurship Week on 18 Nov at HDB Hub, from 3.00 pm to 4.30pm.

Global Entrepreneurship Week aims to inspire young people to seek better ways of doing things and to think big. They can turn their ideas into reality and make their mark. It hopes to engage young people in school, at home, on the web and at work.

Activities include a camp that exposes children to the world of business by providing them with the basic idea of what running a business is about.
Metropolitan YMCA, 22nd Nov

Entrepreneurship and the Singaporean Youth
National Library 5th floor at Victoria Street, 17th Nov
Participate and contribute in this lively session with fellow youths from primary to university level as well as industry experts and policy makers.

Can Entrepreneurship be taught?
18th Nov, University of Adelaide, Singapore Campus,
97 Tank Road
, Level 4 Teochew Building, Singapore 238066.
Entrepreneur Gary Hancock, will share on how individuals and businesses can commercialise their innovations and ideas into viable businesses, through ‘smart’ risk management and ‘creative’ marketing.

For those ready to expand or move to the next phase of growth, uncover alternate sources of funding. Prominent speakers will share their experiences and insights of angel investing and entrepreneurship.
Arts House, Blue Room, 21st Nov

It hopes that the next generation of entrepreneurs will be inspired and emerge through this initiative. Self-starters can acquire the knowledge, skills, networks and values needed to grow innovative, sustainable enterprises that have a positive impact on their lives and the lives of those around them.

Global Entrepreneurship Week (http://www.entrepreneurshipweeksg.org/) is jointly organized by NUS Enterprise and Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE).

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