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City of Mesa to host Global Entrepreneurship Week Conference – “Let’s Talk Inclusion”

November 14, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Mesa Arts Center-Farnsworth Theatre
1 E Main St
Mesa, AZ 85201

Click here to register! 


Join us for a day of Inclusion in downtown Mesa on November 14, 2018!

Entrepreneurship is where ideas and ingenuity collide. It takes a variety of people, skills, opportunities, and opinions to grow and succeed.

Entrepreneurship is a positive force that drives innovation, creates wealth and improves lives in communities, cities, and countries alike. We know that not everyone has the same opportunity, so Mesa wants to improve the entrepreneurial climate for all people.

Please join us as for an engaging discussion focused on strategies to increase inclusion in entrepreneurship in Mesa to grow our community together.

Global Entrepreneurship Week is a celebration of innovators who dream big and launch startups that bring ideas to life. Each November, GEW reaches millions of people through local, national and global events and activities. From large-scale startup competitions and workshops to small, community discussions – GEW reaches new audiences and connects participants to a network that can help them take the next step, no matter where they are on their entrepreneurial journey.

#GEW2018 #WeAreMesa

Community supporters: Altima Business SolutionsASU Entrepreneurship + InnovationBaltu StudiosNEDCOK’e, and ReFresh IT

8:30 – 9:00am
Registration & Networking

9:00 – 9:15am
Opening Remarks – Pamela Slim, K’e Main Street Learning Lab

9:15 – 9:45am
Keynote: Achieving Inclusion in Entrepreneurship – Raveen Arora

9:45 – 10:00am

10:00 – 10:45am
Moderated Panel: Modeling Inclusive Entrepreneurship

Moderator: Yolanda A. Facio, Director of Community
Entrepreneurship, ASU Entrepreneurship + Innovation
Tishawnda Bellamy: Entrepreneur, Creative Writer
Maria Luna: CEO and Co-Founder, BRAVO Tip or Pay
Violet Duncan, Co-Founder, Tony Duncan Productions
Anthony Parkinson, Senior Mentor, Business Leadership
Joe Vadakkan, Global Practice Leader, Cloud Security

10:45 – 10:55am
Q & A

10:55 – 11:05am

11:05 – 11:35am
Interactive Workshop
Activites to illustrate inclusion practices

11:35 – 11:45am
Closing remarks

11:45am – 12:30pm
Lunch & Networking

12:30 – 1:30pm
“Find it in Mesa”
Downtown scavenger hunt
Ending at K’e 126 W. Main St. in Downtown Mesa

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