2020 Global Entrepreneurship Week

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We are taking part in the annual celebration of job creators and innovators around the world!

The 2020 Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) takes place Monday, November 16 through Sunday, November 22. We are hosting a variety of events tied to the 35,000 separate events happening all over the world. Our events are designed to inspire the entrepreneurial spirit for both University of Alabama students and residents of the West Alabama community.

2020 GEW Events include:

  • pitch practice opportunities
  • the River Pitch competition
  • a curated exhibit of competition winners, academy/accelerator companies, and tenants of The EDGE.

Learn more about the events below or read the full press release about GEW.

1. River Pitch Workshop – Entrepreneurial Speed Coaching

This virtual session in our series leading up to River Pitch will provide you with pitch feedback from a variety of business advisors. Further information and registration details will be posted to this page soon.

Need to Know

  • November 10, 2020
  • 5pm-7pm CDT
  • Online (details forthcoming)

2. River Pitch Workshop – Open Pitch Practice

To beginĀ Global Entrepreneurship Week here at UA we will be offering last-minute pitch practice on Monday, November 16. Further information will be posted to this page soon.

Need to Know

  • November 16, 2020
  • 11am-1pm and 5pm-6pm CDT
  • Online (details forthcoming)

3. River Pitch Competition

The River Pitch Business Idea Competition was created to help early-stage businesses have a chance of earning $1,000 to further progress. There is no entry fee and the event is open to both students and community members alike. Registration information and additional details are available at the page linked below.

Details Here

Need to Know

  • November 17, 2020
  • Beginning at 5pm CDT
  • Online (details forthcoming)

4. Startup Exhibit

Meet with local entrepreneurs and learn about their businesses on this day for entrepreneurship. Further information will be posted to this page soon.

Need to Know

  • November 18, 2020
  • 5pm-7pm CDT
  • Online (details forthcoming)