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Are you an entrepreneur? Do you want to start a business some day? If you want to start a business, or you own a business, join us in celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week 2016 at West Chester University.

The WCU Dr. Edwin Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center is hosting a series of events to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week 2016 (GEW16) on campus.

The events start on Monday, Nov. 14 with a brown bag lunch for student entrepreneurs and conclude with business idea coaching on Friday, Nov. 18.

Global Entrepreneurship Week is celebrated around the globe each year during the third week in November. WCU began celebrating GEW in 2013. GEW celebrates “startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.”

GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators.

WCU’s GEW16 events include a student brown bag lunch, student and young alumni entrepreneurs panel discussion, a patent workshop, funding panel presentation, and business idea coaching. On Wednesday, Nov. 16, the Cottrell Center and the WCU Department of Geography and Planning are co-hosting a guest speaker and lunch to celebrate GIS Day. On Friday, Nov. 18, the Cottrell Center and SCORE Chester and Delaware County are co-hosting a conference for women entrepreneurs on Generating Sales Through Effective Communications.

All events are free and open to public. Registration is encouraged. Register at

The Dr. Edwin Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center’s mission is “to enhance entrepreneurship literacy, to inspire WCU students to engage in entrepreneurial ventures by exposing them first hand to entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial environments, and to foster economic development in the region by assisting startups as they move toward economic viability.”

The center is currently located at the WCU Graduate Center, room 319. It will move to the new Business and Public Management Center in December.

For more information on the Cottrell Center, please visit

Jonathan Skursha is a graduate student in the MBA program. He can be reached at

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