The UM Launch Pad Presents 2010 Global Entrepreneurship Week 11/15-19/10

The UM Launch Pad Presents 2010 Global Entrepreneurship Week

The Launch Pad invites you to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week, an initiative to inspire young people to embrace innovation, imagination and creativity. All events are open to the community and will be held on the University of Miami campus. Please visit for complete schedule and registration.

Highlights during the week include:
Taste Of Entrepreneurship
Monday, November 15 – 5 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. University Center Patio
Explore entrepreneurship in the food and beverage industries and culinary arts. Over 30 businesses will cover the University Center Patio serving samples and sharing their story to success! Taste the sweetest South Florida cupcakes, sample Latin American fare, and sip your way through energy drinks and natural juices. Hear from our food product entrepreneur panel and a restaurateurs’ case study with the founders of Olive Garden, Lime Fresh Mexican Grill, and Power Pizza.

Elevator Pitch Contest Finale
Tuesday, November 16 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Storer Auditorium
Over 130 businesses competed. Now 22 finalists have just 90-seconds for a chance to share over $100,000 in prizes at the Elevator Pitch Contest finale! Who will be the winning entrepreneurs? Complete list of finalists and prizes thanks to our sponsors at Contest sponsored by The Miami Herald.

Women In Entrepreneurship
Wednesday, November 17 – 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Newman Alumni Center
It’s all about girl power! Network with innovative leaders and businesswomen in South Florida. Learn how to attract investors with Venture Architects’ managing director, Melissa Krinzman, who has worked with over 500 companies to raise approximately $750 million in investment capital. Market yourself and your business with public speaking expert Anne Freedman from Speak Out Inc. Hear from women who have launched products in Miami. Enjoy lunch with a keynote address by Dr. Leslie Baumann, CEO of Skin Type Solutions™

Six Degrees To Success Networking Skills
Wednesday, November 17 – 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Storer Auditorium
Use your human web, not only for developing business contacts, but also for launching new ideas, seeking inspiration, and creating linkages

Exporting Your Entrepreneurial Dreams
Thursday, November 18 – 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. University Center Ballrooms
Lunch and learn with a US National Champion Exporter of the Year: Neal Asbury, CEO of The Legacy Companies. Mr. Asbury will sign free copies of Conscientious Equity, his plan of action based on the first hand experience of a seasoned entrepreneur working nationally and abroad. Copies made available thanks in part to Mr. Asbury and Macmillan publishing.

Thursday Tech Talk
Thursday, November 18 – 3:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Various Locations
The afternoon in technology begins at the University Center with entrepreneurs and internet security specialists from AuthenWare, Ligatt Security, KRAA Security and Third Solutions. Later, join MIT Enterprise Forum and RefreshMiami at the Rathskellar for free beer, wings, and networking with web and technology professionals. The evening concludes at Storer Auditorium with a case study of two new “gadgets” – Ankit Earphones and MobileHelp medical alert – and a panel of tech experts from Athena Marketing, Greenberg Traurig, Max Borges Agency, and OpenPeak.

Miami Startup Weekend
Friday, November 19 through Sunday, November 21
Build a website or mobile application to form the basis of a credible business in just one weekend! For more info and to register visit – use promo code LaunchPad and save $25!

To see the complete Global Entrepreneurship Week agenda and event details including location and speakers, visit Please note, some events require pre-registration.

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