GEW Schedule November 12 - 16, 2012

We’re so excited to be celebrating our first ever Global Entrepreneurship Week in the Startup Zoo! We’ve got an awesome week of events planned to engage the entire entrepreneurial community in Kalamazoo. While generally the Startup Zoo is focused on technology, this week is about entrepreneurs from all industries. So regardless of if you’re opening a banana stand (that’s where all the money is ;) ) or starting the next amazing brewery, we’ll have something just for you!

All of the events are free, however we do ask that you only register if you are committed to coming, as many of them have a limited amount of space available.

Mentor Mixer

We’re kicking of GEW with a bang by hosting a mixer for mentors and entrepreneurs to interact. We’ll have over 20 mentors from all different industries including software, bio-tech, retail, food, venture capital, and many more. If you’re an entrepreneur, now is your chance to work one on one with mentors in your industry and find some answers to your most pressing issues. You may be just thinking about starting a business or you could be trying to raise a seed round, whatever your needs we’ll have someone for you to talk to.

Venue:

The Bureau Co-working Space
321 S Kalamazoo Mall
Kalamazoo, MI
 

Time:

5:00pm – 7:00pm

Register!

Startup Tour

The Zoo is full of some truly wonderful startups all over the area, and we want to show them to you! From food trucks to iOS developers, we’ll take a look at some of Kalamazoo’s newest companies on this tour through downtown. This event is limited to 20 people so register early!

Venue:

Meet at:

Maestro E-Learning
401 E Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI

(Same building as Food Dance. Meet in the lobby).

Time:

5:00pm – 7:00pm

Register!

Founders Breakfast

Join some of Kalamazoo’s most successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders for a discussion on the startup community in our great city. If you’re an entrepreneur interested in being a part of this discussion, and getting to know local founders, please apply to join us for this special event.

Venue:

Life Story Network
518 E. North St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Time:

7:30am – 9:00am

While this event is free, it’s limited to 10 people. Please apply below if interested

Apply!

Startup Zoo Meetup

Come mix and mingle with other Kalamazoo entrepreneurs. We’ll be getting together at Burdick’s on the mall, having a few beers, and talking startups. Can’t wait to see you there!

Venue:

Old Burdick’s
100 W. Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Time:

5:00pm – 7:00pm
 
Register! 
 

Entrepreneurship Awards

We’re really excited to culminate this wonderful week with the first ever Startup Zoo Global Entrepreneurship Week awards! Awards will be available for 5 categories:

  1. Most disruptive
  2. Fastest Growing
  3. Most innovative
  4. Most community involvement
  5. Best up and coming

If you would like to nominate a company for any of these awards, please use the form below.

Nominate!

Venue:

TBA

Time:

5:00pm – 7:00pm

Register!