Have You Hugged a Kent Entrepreneur Today?
Cities use Proclamations to announce events, celebrate successes and emphasize priorities. With that in mind, Mayor John Fender has signed a Proclamation declaring October 2 – October 6 as “Kent Entrepreneurship” Week. This is our way of saying thanks to all the entrepreneurs that work so hard to build their business in Kent and to hopefully inspire the next generation of kEnt-repreneurs to add to Kent’s legacy of innovation. So get out and hug your favorite Kent entrepreneur this week.
To celebrate kEnt-repreneurism, the city is working with Kent State University to reach out and incite the next wave of entrepreneurs using a range of educational and promotional tactics during “Entrepreneurship Week.”
Thursday, October 5, 6pm to 9pm in the Auditorium in Rockwell Hall at KSU—Michael D. Solomon Lecture Series in Entrepreneurship with featured speaker, Thomas A. Christpher (President), Follett Higher Education Group, with introductions by KSU President Lestor Lefton and welcoming remarks by Dean George Stevens. The topic of the presentation is, “Achieving Entrepreneurial Success in a Retail Environment”. This event is free and open to the public and includes a wine and cheese reception following the presentation.
Friday, October 6, 11am to 9:30pm in the Kent Student Center (KIVA, KSC204 and KSC206) — Entrepreneurial Extravaganza offering several different workshops, speakers, panel discussions and networking opportunities. This event will also include an Innovation Showcase, highlighting businesses and innovations in the Kent area and will feature the Extreme Entrepreneur Tour group (www.extremetour.org). This event is free and open to the public. There will be food and beverages provided at various parts of the day. Come for all of the event or just part of it. We do request advance registration at the following link. The first 400 registrants will receive their own “Entrepreneurial Toolkit”.
Wednesday, October 4, 5:30pm to 8:30 pm at Ray’s Place in Kent —– Jumpstart will be holding a “Jumpstart Pub Night”. This is great that they are reaching into the Kent market to promote entrepreneurship and share what they offer the entrepreneurs in the region. Ray Leach, President of Jumpstart will be the featured speaker. There is no cost for the event and anyone can register at http://www.jumpstartinc.org/JSExchange/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=196