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Global Entrepreneurship Week brings together entrepreneurs, community

November 6, 2012

Global Entrepreneurship Week kicks off next week with a full slate of activities both worldwide and locally, with several events hosted by Medicine Hat College.

Three free noon-hour presentations will take place, two aimed at students and one for the entire community. On Tuesday, November 13 Jace Anderson, owner of MPRO, will speak to students about “Create your picture: how to use your network for projects you care about.” On Wednesday, November 14 the student sessions will continue with local business owner Stella Sehn from Sweet Pure Honey discussing “Sweet pure life: how to start a business that transforms your life.” Both sessions will run 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Crowfoot Room and require an RSVP to jwilliams@mhc.ab.ca by Thursday, November 8 at 4:00 p.m.

The public is encouraged to attend a presentation by Kalen Emsley and David Luba from Ten Tree Apparel on Thursday, November 15. The well-known entrepreneurs will discuss “Ten trees for every item sold: how to change the world, one t-shirt at a time.” Ten Tree Apparel has taken the social media world by storm, been featured on Dragon’s Den and inspired countless fans with their promise of planting ten trees each time they sell an item. This presentation is free to the public and goes from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Eresman Theatre.

“We’re honoured to have these successful entrepreneurs on our campus,” said Jon Sookocheff, manager of the Entrepreneur Development Centre at MHC. “We hope they will inspire our students and the community to follow their dreams of business ownership.”

The four presenters are then joining together for Inspire Lectures, a new Global Entrepreneurship Week event on November 15. This evening of dinner, conversation and inspiration will engage the community with the entrepreneurs at Inspire Cafe. The event begins at 6:00 p.m. at the cafe in downtown Medicine Hat. Only 30 seats are available and tickets are $75.00, which includes dinner and the event. Tickets may be purchased by calling (403) 529-3976 or emailing mvanslyke@mhc.ab.ca.