Events set for Global Entrepreneurship Week, including Elevator Pitch contest

gew-logoYoungstown State University’s Williamson College of Business, the Monus Entrepreneurship Center and the Youngstown Business Incubator celebrate entrepreneurship with a series of events during Global Entrepreneurship Week:

Monday, Nov. 16, 3:30 to 5 p.m. Entrepreneurship Panel, WCBA Rooms 3422 and 3423. YBI entrepreneurs Elijah Stambaugh, Jim D’Andrea, Brian Alls and Cris Young discuss their decision to become entrepreneurs, their journeys, and offer insights for aspiring entrepreneurs.

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 3:30 to 5 p.m. Startup 101, WCBA Room 1112. YBI CEO and Chief Evangelist Jim Cossler discusses everything you need to know about starting your own business, covering everything from your “killer idea” to gaining traction in your desired market.

Thursday, Nov. 19, 3:30 to 5 p.m. Social Good and Entrepreneurship Panel, WCBA Room 1112. Panelists include Jennifer and Josh Langenheim of Stone Fruit Coffee Co., Marcy Angelo, SNLO & NGLU, Gianna Centofanti, YBI & Enactus.

Friday, Nov. 20, 9 a.m. to noon. Elevator Pitch Competition, WCBA Room 3422. YSU Business students pitch their ideas to Jim Cossler, Rich Wetzel and Brittany Housel of the YBI for feedback and the chance to win $150.

The events are open to the public. For more information, contact Donna Walsh, program director, Monus Entrepreneurship Center, 330-941-3385, or Matthew Ragozine, graduate assistant, Department of Marketing, 330-219-2306.