City, IA – Nov. 4, 2009 - The North Iowa Area Community College John Pappajohn
Entrepreneurial Center will celebrate thinking globally and acting locally with
Global Entrepreneurship Week events scheduled for November 16-19.
Entrepreneurship Week is a wonderful opportunity to recognize those
entrepreneurs who have taken the steps and accepted the risks that go along
with starting a new business,” Tim Putnam, NIACC JPEC associate director, said. “It's
also a nice opportunity to encourage people to look into what being an
entrepreneur is all about. They can even give it a try with our NIACC
Market Place event where students, faculty and staff possibly for the first
time ever, sell their art, jewelry and other creations.”
this year is a G3, Garbage Goes Green, contest where NIACC students,
faculty and staff can create a new product or art work using 100% post-consumer
products.Another new member in
the line-up of events is a three-hour session where the public can “Ask the
Experts” their questions about financial, legal, accounting, or marketing
issues for entrepreneurs.
JPEC schedule of activities during the week will include: Monday
Goes Green” G3 contest kickoff- create new functional product or art
work made of 100% post-consumer products. Open to NIACC students, faculty and staff.
for a Day at Westfork
11:00 a.m. – Kickoff for Pappajohn New Venture Business Plan Competition with a
college student information session.
-6:00 p.m. – “Ask the Experts” -
Free open house at NIACC. Public welcome but registration recommended. Get your
questions answered on funding, legal, accounting, marketing, and take a tour of
the new Student Incubation area in the Business Incubator at the Pappajohn
·6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - Free Entrepreneurs’ Exchange on Search Engine Optimization in McAllister Hall, Room 104G on the NIACC Campus
·10 a.m. to 2 p.m. –
NIACC Student/Faculty/Staff Marketplace in the Activity Center on the NIACC
Campus. Open to the public to visit the merchants.
for a Day on campus
p.m. “Garbage Goes Green” G3 Judging in the NIACC Activity Center
·2:30-3:30 p.m. – Kickoff for
Pappajohn New Venture Business Plan Competition with an information session for
p.m. - FastTrac® class in progress on the NIACC campus
This week will inspire and inform people through
community-based activities to unleash their ideas. The next generation of
entrepreneurs will emerge acquiring the knowledge, skills, networks and values
needed to grow innovative, sustainable enterprises with a positive impact on
their lives and the lives of those around them.
more information on these events or Global Entrepreneurship Week, please
contact Putnam at 641-422-4192, toll-free 1-888-GO NIACC, ext. 4192 or email email@example.com.
The John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center is located on
the North Iowa Area Community College campus in Mason City, Iowa and provides
college level courses and degree programs in entrepreneurship, as well as
consulting services for business start-ups and existing industries in the North
Iowa region. The Center also provides FastTrac ® training programs both
for start-up companies and established companies. Space is also available
in the North Iowa Business Incubator for start-up businesses. For more
information, contact the NIACC JPEC at 641-422-4342.