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FAU Celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week

University Hosts Second Annual ‘Startup Weekend Boca Raton’

BOCA RATON, Fla. (November 6, 2013) - Florida Atlantic University’s Adams Center for Entrepreneurship within the College of Business will celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week beginning Monday, Nov. 18 through Sunday, Nov. 24, at FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road.  Global Entrepreneurship Week is an international celebration of the innovators and job creators that launch startups in which ideas come to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.  “Startup Weekend Boca Raton” anchors the celebratory week with a weekend event where entrepreneurs, developers, marketers and innovative thinkers team up to create startup ventures.

The following events offer FAU students, faculty and the greater FAU community opportunities to explore their potential as entrepreneurs and innovators: 

2014 FAU Business Plan Competition – Meet the Winners and Entrepreneurs-in-Residence
Monday, Nov. 18, at 4 p.m.

This informative workshop provides attendees tips on how to register for the 2014 FAU Business Plan Competition, how to access business plan development and startup resources, and offers the opportunity to meet previous competition winners and the Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, highly experienced and successful executives, entrepreneurs, engineers and attorneys who provide guidance to FAU Business Plan Competition participants.  Register today at


Making Social Media Make Money
Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 5:30 p.m.  

Social media has become a critical part of marketing for businesses and individuals. There are now more than 42 million Facebook fan pages offering unprecedented marketing opportunities. YouTube is one of the top websites in the world and individuals are using new marketing vehicles to make millions from their personal expertise. Jay Berkowitz, founder and CEO of Ten Golden Rules, will explore real case studies from 10 businesses and individuals who have used social media to deliver bottom-line profitability for themselves and their businesses.  Register today at


IBM SME Tookit for Entrepreneurs
Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 9 a.m.  

IBM is a global institution embracing innovation. The IBM SME (Small Medium Enterprise) Toolkit is a free program that enables entrepreneurs and small businesses to learn how to implement the sustainable business management practices needed for growth in areas such as finance, accounting, international business, marketing and human resources. IBM Engineers will present this workshop and answer your IBM SME Toolkit questions. Register today at


Executive Forum Speaker Series: Scott H. Adams
Thursday, Nov. 21 at 5:30 p.m.  

The Executive Forum Speaker Series is designed to provide the wealth of knowledge and experience of inspirational leaders and executives from a wide variety of businesses and industries. The speakers present a brief overview of their businesses, as well as specific professional experiences, followed by a discussion of key issues facing their industries in the current business and economic climate. This session features Scott H. Adams, founder of the FAU Adams Center for Entrepreneurship, a successful and innovative leader in the business community and an enthusiastic advocate of entrepreneurship and innovation. Adams will discuss strengthening the links between education, research, and the development of future business enterprises. Don't miss this opportunity to engage with one of FAU's most successful graduates.  View the Executive Forum Speaker schedule and register at


Entrepreneur Boot Camp: Special ‘Pitch’ Session
Friday, Nov. 22 at 9 a.m.  

Entrepreneur Boot Camp is a fast-paced, 30-hour certificate course designed to help aspiring and seasoned entrepreneurs develop an effective business plan utilizing business development fundamentals. FAU students, alumni, faculty/staff and the greater FAU community are welcome to attend this session to learn more about Entrepreneur Boot Camp and hear aspiring entrepreneurs make their pitch. Register today


Startup Weekend Boca Raton
Friday, Nov. 22-Sunday, Nov. 24  

Startup Weekend is an exciting 54-hour weekend event open to students of all disciplines, FAU alumni and members of the FAU community.  It begins with an idea, then teams of entrepreneurs, developers, marketers and innovative thinkers assemble to develop startup ventures.  If you're an “idea person,” entrepreneur, startup enthusiast, passionate about social change, or up for a life-changing weekend, Startup Weekend Boca Raton is for you.  Register at

For more information on Global Entrepreneur Week, contact Maggie Kelly at 561-297-0927 or, or visit


Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit

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