UNCG Ties to Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth, and expand human welfare. During one week each November, GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators. These activities, from large-scale competitions and events to intimate networking gatherings, connect participants to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors—introducing them to new possibilities and exciting opportunities.

A number of events are being hosted right here in Greensboro, and may of them are co-sponsored or co-hosted by UNCG.


Entrepreneurial Journeys: Jeff Segal of Medical Justice
Wednesday, November 20th, 6pm
Room 1215 MHRA Building (campus map)
In many parts of the United States, physicians are baselessly sued for medical malpractice frequently, and pay exorbitant malpractice premiums. Dr. Segal assessed the national medical malpractice landscape and saw the need for a proactive strategy to mitigate frivolous malpractice suits and better protect physicians. In the process of conceiving, funding, developing, and growing Medical Justice, Dr. Segal has established himself as one of the country’s leading authorities on medical malpractice issues, counterclaims, and internet-based assaults on reputation. This event is FREE! Open to all area entrepreneurs, students, faculty, and community members. Light refreshments and beverages provided. RSVP requested at EntJourneys11.eventbrite.com


Startup Wekeend Triad
November 22-24, Elon University
Co-sponsored by the North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center at UNCG, Startup Weekend is a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire, educate, and empower individuals, teams and communities. Come share ideas, form teams, and launch startups.


The Time is Now Emerging Entrepreneurs Festival
November 15, Elm Street Center
Join the festival founder and former GEMS participant Arthur Stuart for the Time is Now Emerging Entrepreneurs Festival, which brings together like-minded, students, young professionals, and other aspiring entrepreneurs from a variety of areas of expertise (creatives, food, art/entertainment, tech, and product & consumer products) together to share, gain insight, and celebrate entrepreneurship.

The “Time is Now” festival is the premier annual event of the Shift Here organization, which is group of entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. Shift’s objective is to make the Greensboro more of a startup community, and create a platform for emerging entrepreneurs to get more exposure and insight for their businesses. Shift’s monthly meetup takes place the first Wednesday of every month at the Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship.


Synergy: Making Connections Around the Table with Entrepreneurship Expert Jerry Wass
November 21, 2013, 6:00-8:00pm
Proximity Hotel
Co-sponsored by the North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center at UNCG, November’s Making Connections Around the Table event will provide the opportunity for young professionals to have dinner and drinks with Jerry Wass, CEO of Anomaly Squared. Jerry Wass is a 34 year old successful entrepreneur. He is the founder and owner of Anomaly Squared, a digital marketing agency based in Greensboro. Wass started Anomaly Squared with only $10,000 on credit cards and no government support. Today, Anomaly Squared currently has a staff of over 500 employees with clients in the mortgage, insurance, banking, and automotive industries. Anomaly Squared creates and provide online and offline products and services including: social media marketing, lead generation, online advertising, email marketing, web development, and ecommerce. Wass is currently undertaking a new initiative with Anomaly Squared to start a co-working space and startup accelerator program in Greensboro. Come here about his story and plans to help Greensboro’s entrepreneurial community thrive. Dinner is $25 and includes a three course meal and a drink. (Buy Tickets)