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Nov 17-23 Global Entrepreneurship Week

Entrepreneurship Contests are springing up all over. Check this one out during Global Entrepreneurship Week!
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Teams from high schools, community college and Fresno State will be participating in the first ever Global Entrepreneurship Week Challenge called “The Edge.”

For one week, millions of young people around the world will join a growing movement to generate new ideas and seek better ways of doing things. More than 70 countries are coming together to host Global Entrepreneurship Week, a global initiative to inspire young people to embrace innovation, imagination, and creativity.

The focus of this week is:

To think big.
To turn ideas into reality.
To make a mark.

INFORMATION ABOUT PARTICIPATING IN “THE EDGE”:
WHEN: Thursday, November 20, 2008, starting at 3:00 pm
WHERE: Lyles Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Fresno State

ABOUT THE CHALLENGE
The challenge will be won by taking a group of everyday objects and creating a make believe or real product from the items. Remember, entrepreneurship requires creativity, innovation and the ability to leverage resources to create value . . . you must challenge assumptions, seize opportunities, and be creative!

Each team will present their idea and product to the judges.

Whoever successfully creates a product for their target group with the most value wins. Sound simple? Maybe…or maybe not.

How will you demonstrate your creativity and innovation? Do you accept the challenge?

Details
Each team of four students will receive a box of objects and a target audience. The objects will not be made known until this time.

Teams will have 30 minutes to create their product and their presentation. Each 3 minute presentation must include:

The name of the product
The features of the product
The benefits your product offers to customers

Criteria for judging:
o Creativity
o Degree of risk taken
o Degree of entertainment

REGISTRATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5 PM ON NOVEMBER 17, 2008.

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