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Washington State planning Global Entrepreneurship Month celebration

WASHINGTON — More than 100 activities are being planned across Washington in November to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Month. The events, which are designed to inspire, encourage and support new business startups, are being held in conjunction with Global Entrepreneurship Week, Nov. 16 through 22.

“Startups – ranging from pizza houses to small manufacturers to labs searching for the next cure for cancer – are where most new jobs are created,” said Brian Bonlender, Commerce director. “Global Entrepreneur Week exposes thousands of Washingtonians to entrepreneurism and the possibility of starting a business, helping to seed the ground for future economic growth.”

Last year, entrepreneurship events took place in every county, making Washington No. 1 in participation and number of events among all states. Organized by local educators, economic development organizations and companies, Global Entrepreneur Week events include business plan competitions, seminars, workshops, speaker series, webinars and startup weekends, all designed to help people explore their entrepreneurial side and perhaps even become inspired to start a business.

Global Entrepreneur Week is just one of a number of programs associated with Commerce’s Startup 365 Washington, which is a clearinghouse for all the information and resources entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses need to achieve success.
A complete list of events by county and by date can be found at Startup 365 Washington (http://startup.choosewashingtonstate.com/global-entrepreneurship-week/).


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