Eastern Kentucky University and the Kentucky Innovation Office at Richmond will mark Global Entrepreneurship Week Nov. 17-23 with several activities on and off campus.
A Richmond 5 Pitch Competition will be held Nov. 17-18 at the University’s Business & Technology Center. The event identifies five entrepreneurs who will enter the EKU Business Accelerator (incubator) for one year and then locate their businesses in Richmond. Over the course of a year, Richmond 5 participants will receive office space at a reduced cost, accelerated coaching and mentoring, promotion of their business, and the tools they will need to launch successful, sustainable businesses in Richmond.
On Monday, Nov. 17, and Wednesday, Nov. 19, EKU students from Laura Barthel's Entrepreneurship class will greet and “tweet” with a special thank-you to more than 45 local entrepreneurs. The entrepreneurs will receive a special gift and a tweet of the visit, hash-tagging their business.