Global Entrepreneurship Week

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Global Entrepreneurship Week

Tri-college event held week of November 19th 2013

Washington Dept. of Commerce Portal

Global Entrepreneurship Week is a week of international celebration for innovation, creativity and start-up that happens every year in November. Whitman College, Walla Walla University and Walla Walla Community College collaborated to create a series of community events to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Schedule of Events

Proposals Due
Friday, November 15th @ noon
All Pain in the Glass proposals must be submitted to the Chamber of Commerce offices before noon.
All Whitman ARTpreneurship submissions must be turned in to Whitman before noon (Student Engagement Center, Reid 219).

Entrepreneur Panel
Monday, November 18th @ 7:30PM

Chan-Sun Pavilion, Room #154

WWU will host a panel of entrepreneurs interested in promoting innovation and start-up in the Walla Walla Valley.

From Student to Start-up
Tuesday, November 19th @ noon
Reid Campus Center, room G02 (lower level, next to bookstore)

We were joined by many students for a discussion with three Whitman College alumni who have imagined and created their own organizations in the last 10 years:

  • Lisa Curtis ’10, co-founder & CEO of Kuli Kuli, an organization centered around utilizing the Moringa tree to provide a highly nutritious snack while building economic development in West Africa
  • Alex Nugent ’03, inventor and consultant for KnowmTech, a holding company for the patent portfolio encompassing Alex’s work with the memristive neural processor
  • Ashley Trout ’03, founder & former winemaker for Flying Trout Wines, now part of the TERO Estates winery focusing on malbec and torrontes made in Mendoza, Argentina

Wrap it up Reception
Tuesday, November 19th @ 6:00PM
Reid Center Ballroom, main level

What a great turnout of students and community members to celebrate innovation, creativity and start-ups in the Walla Walla Valley. Congratulations to the winners of the “Pain in the Glass” competition, Whitman students John Lee ’16, Cody Burchfield ’16, and Fernando Medina Corey ’14. The reception was co-hosted by Walla Walla University, Walla Walla Community College, Whitman College, the Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Walla Walla Small Business Development Center.


Below are links to two of the events happening this year in the Walla Walla community. We are excited to see how Whitman students can “Be the change you want to see in the world” – Mahatma Ghandi

GEW ARTrepreneurship Event

GEW Pain in the Glass Competition – Winning team receives $1,000!

  • List of faculty/staff willing to be a resource for students participating in the Pain in the Glass Competition\

Competition Rubric


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