3 Ways to Get Inspired During Global Entrepreneurship Week


Entrepreneurship is everywhere, especially here on campus! We’re gearing up for a week full of events celebrating entrepreneurship and innovation at TRU.

Global Entrepreneurship Week is a 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.

Whether you’re thinking about starting your own business one day, or are interested what it might be like, there is an event for everyone!

Tuesday Nov 14
10@10 | Kamloops Innovation, 10AM

Meet some of the entrepreneurs and innovators behind the tech industry at Kamloops Innovation’s weekly 10@10! What is 10@10? It’s a whirlwind 10 minute presentation by someone in the tech community – it might be about their startup, a new technology, project they’re working on, or a hobby! Each week is different and an easy way to expand your network and get a peek into the #startuplife.

Wednesday Nov 15
Startup Coffee | Common Grounds – Campus Activity Center, 4PM

Do you have an idea for the next Uber? Are you going to be the next Air BnB? Let’s talk about your latest innovative ideas at Startup Coffee. Meet with mentors, other student entrepreneurs, and get advice for the next step. Don’t have an idea, but interested in hearing about new business ideas and networking? Join us!

Thursday Nov 16
Make Your Passion Your Paycheck Speaker Series: Matt Lepp | IB Foyer, 5PM

Ideas are easy, but implementation is hard. By working with a mentor, you increase your chances of success! Hear from Matt Lepp, the cofounder of Treetop Flyers and TRU alumni, on how he combined his education, passion, and mentor network to launch an award winning tourism business. Bring your questions, meet other student entrepreneurs, and get inspired!

Are you thinking about starting your own business one day? Have you already started? Share your entrepreneurial journey with others!

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