Entrepreneurship in Education Series: Erik Pedersen and Amara Kniep, Entrepreneurship in Rural Communities

Sep 8 — Online
1:00 - 2:30pm ET

All across Kansas, residents are taking a deep dive into entrepreneur-led development thanks to NetWork Kansas. More specifically, Erik Pedersen, Vice President of Entrepreneurship, and Amara Kniep, Manager of E-Community Programs.  Erik’s initial task was the development and growth of the NetWork Kansas referral center, a free service open to the public for those who want advice on starting or growing a business. Erik’s responsibilities have grown to oversee the Entrepreneurship (E-) Community Partnership alongside…

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Entrepreneurship in Education Series: Tony Wagner, An Unconventional Education

Feb 25 — Online
1:00 pm, Eastern

In this webinar, internationally recognized author and education policy expert Tony Wagner will discuss how an unconventional education informed his work and how our schools can better prepare the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs. Tony Wagner is a globally recognized expert in education. He is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Learning Policy Institute. Previously, Tony held a variety of positions at Harvard University including an Expert in Residence at the Harvard Innovation…

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Entrepreneurship in Education Series: Duncan Smith, The People’s University

Mar 24 — Online
1:00 pm, Eastern

As EBSCO’s Chief Strategist for Public Libraries, Duncan Smith will discuss how libraries are becoming a more vital part of entrepreneurial ecosystems throughout the US.  Google and the Kauffman Foundation are just two of the organizations that are investing in public libraries as vehicles to expand services to entrepreneurs. This conversation will focus on libraries as the hidden gem of community innovation and discuss ways it can become a more vital part of your community’s…

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Entrepreneurship in Education Series: Jonathan Ortmans, Piloting The Pivot: The Imperative of an Entrepreneur Led Recovery

Apr 14 — Online
1:00 pm, Eastern

In this webinar, we will talk with Jonathan Ortmans, President of the Global Entrepreneurship Network —which operates in 180+ nations—about how GEN this year is organizing governments, corporations, startup communities, and investors around what Ortmans predicts will be a post-pandemic boom for new firm formation and growth by the end of 2022.   We will discuss how GEN’s academies are racing to train and certify mentors, investors, and entrepreneurs as leaders of the entrepreneur-led recovery, and…

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Entrepreneurship in Education Series: Milena Stoycheva, A European Perspective

May 12 — Online
12:00 pm, Eastern

As an entrepreneur, educator, and CEO of JA Bulgaria, Milena Stoycheva is passionate about the opportunity for young people to develop their talents and discover their future as entrepreneurs. In this webinar, Milena will discuss the work she is doing to promote entrepreneurship in education across Europe.    Milena Stoycheva is a Crazy Dreamer and Fire Starter, a.k.a. CEO of JA Bulgaria and its spin-off company The Edge: Research & Development. She also teaches Innovation and…

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Entrepreneurship in Education Series: Thom Ruhe, Redefining Economic Development Through Entrepreneurship

Jun 17 — Online
1:00 pm, Eastern

Thom Ruhe is an internationally recognized entrepreneur, investor, mentor, and philanthropist dedicated to growing vibrant economies. In this webinar, Thom will discuss the groundbreaking work he is doing at NC IDEA to redefine economic development in North Carolina through entrepreneurship.   Thom Ruhe is President and CEO of NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to helping people in North Carolina realize their full entrepreneurial potential. Thom spent the first 20 years of his professional life in…

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Entrepreneurship in Education Series: Dr. Rebecca Corbin, How Community Colleges are Accelerating Innovation & Equity

Aug 11 — Online
1:00 pm, Eastern

As the president and CEO of the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), Dr. Rebecca Corbin is on the cutting edge of advancing entrepreneurship education in community colleges throughout the US and abroad. In this webinar, Dr. Corbin will discuss her efforts to help accelerate innovation and equity in community colleges across the US.  NACCE is the United States’ leading organization focused on promoting entrepreneurship through more than 340 community colleges and universities that…

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