Global Entrepreneurship Week
Join the Center for Entrepreneurship and TechGROWTH Ohio in celebrating OHIO entrepreneurs throughout the week!
Ohio University proudly participates in Global Entrepreneurship Week, the world's largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth, and expand human welfare.
Global Entrepreneurship Week is powered by the Global Entrepreneurship Network with support from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, a diverse collection of national host organizations in 180+ countries and 20,000 local partner organizations.
I am an Entrepreneur Campaign
Being entrepreneurial is in Bobcats' DNA. Whether you've started something, been a creative problem solver, an innovator in an established organization, or a social change maker, YOU ARE AN ENTREPRENEUR! We're calling all Bobcats to share their entrepreneurial story in this signature Global Entrepreneurship Week activity: I am an Entrepreneur!
The I am an Entrepreneur campaign aims to celebrate and recognize the talent, creativity, and passion in OHIO's entrepreneurial community, and provide YOU the platform to share your story — which could be featured on OHIO social media throughout GEW and potentially nationally, through the Global Entrepreneurship Network!
Students who share their video on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or TikTok between November 8–12, tag the official Ohio University account and Center for Entrepreneurship (not applicable for TikTok) and use hashtag #GEWOHIO21 will be entered for a chance to win one of two $500 scholarships!
How does it work
Record a short video, approx. 40 seconds in length, filmed in one continuous shot looking directly at the camera.
- Start your video with a pause for 2 seconds, then begin with your statement (examples below.)
- End your video as follows, "My name is ______." And if applicable: "I am the _______ (your role) of ______ (business/organization name)." "I am an entrepreneur."
- "I realized I was an entrepreneur when ______."
- "I realized I was an innovator when _______."
- "The moment that catapulted my career into entrepreneurship was ______."
- "______ made me want to become an entrepreneur"
How to participate
Attend one of the following drop-in recording sessions. After each drop-in session, we’ll randomly select a participant for one of our prize giveaways! Or you can record yourself and submit your video before November 8.
- October 22, 8:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m. at CoLab
- Prize: Passion Works Flower
- October 28, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Baker Center 3rd FL Atrium
- Prize: Pubs of Athens Poster
- November 1, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. at Baker Center 3rd FL Atrium
- Prize: Athens Block Tile
- November 8, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Baker Center Theater Lounge
- Prize: Ohio is Home Ohio University Paw Bottle