Global Entrepreneurship Week is a global celebration that occurs from November 14-20. People come together through local, national, and global events to create solutions for worldwide economic growth. This year, we want to bring Entrepreneurship Week to Topeka to help celebrate our Dream Chasers, Opportunity Makers, and Success Creators who launch startups and bring ideas to life. We want to provide a week full of events that provide knowledge and substance to the entrepreneurs of Topeka! Our goal is to have a robust list of events put on by organizations and people throughout the city for community members choose from during the week!
Monday, Nov. 14, 2022 : The event “Small Business Strategies for Success” has been canceled for 11/14, please look at attending the events throughout the rest of the week!
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022
Innovation Breakfast Location: Townsite 16
Details: A chance for stakeholders in our broader innovation ecosystem to connect with each other and talk about innovation efforts. If interested, register here. For any questions, please reach out to Laurie.Pieper@topekapartnership.com. A proclamation for Global Entrepreneurship will be read as well!
Entrepreneurial Mindset Panel Discussion and Workshop
Location: Cyrus Hotel
Time: 3:30pm-5pm, Business Unwind 5pm
Cost: $10 (Business Unwind is free)
Details: Panel discussion and group activities followed by the Business Unwind networking event.
GTP Business Unwind Location: Cyrus Hotel
Time: 5pm – 7:30pm
Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022
Women in Business Conference Location: Townsite Tower Ballroom, 534 S Kansas Ave.
Time: 8am-3pm Register Here for Women in Business Conference
Cost: $75 (use discount code GOTOPEKA)
Details: It’s time to invest in yourself and your career. Please take the opportunity to attend the Kansas Women in Business Conference, put on by the Kansas Chamber, on November 16th in the Townsite Tower ballroom on Kansas Ave. You’ll be lead on a journey by keynote speaker Mary Kelly to create your vision, focus and productivity plan, learn to lead through challenge, turn your goals into reality, and organize your 24-hour day to accomplish your goals.
Make time for yourself. This conference will provide ample time to network with other women and set you up for professional and personal development.
Opportunities in International Trade Location: St. Francis Board Rm, GTP 6th Floor
Details: Learn about the different opportunities in international trade that you can take part in.
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022
Washburn Entrepreneur Showcase
Location: Washburn University, Bianchino Pavillion (Football Stadium, 2nd Floor)
Details: A showcase of businesses and business pitches from Washburn students and recent alumni. It is an opportunity for the community to engage with WU entrepreneurs. Interim President Meeks, Dean Sollars and WU faculty will be in attendance.
Friday, Nov. 18, 2022
Boots to Business Reboot
Location: Hotel Topeka, 1717 SW Topeka Blvd.
Details: Entrepreneurial education and training providing an overview of entrepreneurship and business ownership fundamentals for for active duty service members and their spouses (National Guard and Reserve included). USSBA & Department of Defense program.