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Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week is a global movement to inspire people everywhere to unleash their ideas and take the next step in their entrepreneurial journey. 
Where will this week take you?

 

“She Started It” Film Screening
November 15, 2019 I 6:30pm-8:00pm
G74 Hillman Library, University of Pittsburgh
An essential documentary on women tech entrepreneurs, She Started It upends the popular perception of a male-dominated Silicon Valley. Featuring interviews with leading female CEO's and entrepreneurs, it follows several passionate, trailblazing young women as they strive to launch their companies in the ruthlessly competitive world of high-tech start-ups. A film by Nora Poggi and Insiyah Saeed. This event is free and open to the public. No registration required.


Library Maker Technologies: Open House and Tour
November 18, 2019 I 11:00 am- 3:00 pm
Ground Floor, Hillman Library, University of Pittsburgh

Are you preparing for a student pitch competition? Developing a vlog? Building a prototype? Then the Library Maker Technologies Open House is for you! The Library and its partners provide the spaces, technologies, and expertise to help entrepreneurs create 3D printed objects, record presentations, explore virtual reality, make use of GIS mapping technologies, digitize documents, create 3D scans, and use other creative and analytical software. Come tour the Open Lab @ Hillman, One Button Studio and Digital Scholarship Commons and learn about library media and maker technologies open to all Pitt students, faculty, and staff. Stop by the ground floor of Hillman Library between 11am and 3pm for free food and resource demos offered every hour, on the hour.

 

Patent Prior Art Searching, Part One
November 18, 2019 I 6:00pm-7:30pm

Sorrells Library, 4th Floor Wean Hall, Carnegie Mellon University
Searching the patent and other engineering/science databases for prior art is a monumental task. It really helps to use a systematic approach to the task and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office outlines just such an approach in the 7-Step U.S. Patent Search Strategy Guide. This workshop will introduce attendees to the process and give them practice with using the Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) scheme for locating relevant patents. An experiential learning approach will be used so attendees are expected to bring their laptops. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required for this event. To register visit: https://cmu.libcal.com/calendar/workshops/patents1?hs=a

  
*This event has been canceled* Using Census Business Data for Customer Discovery Research  
November 19, 2019 I 12:00pm-1:00pm

171B Latin American Lecture Room, 1st Floor Hillman Library, University of Pittsburgh
The U.S. Census Bureau tracks the performance of American businesses and industries and provides vital statistical information on the American consumer’s demographics, behaviors and expenditures. Come learn how to use the Economic Census and other business data platforms offered from the U.S. Census Bureau. Presented by Noemi Mendez, Data Dissemination Specialist, U.S. Census Bureau Philadelphia Regional Office. This event is free and open to the public. No registration required.


Pennsylvania Business Resources
November 20, 2019 I 6:30pm-8:00pm

Pitt Homewood CEC, 622 N Homewood Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Are you interested in starting a small business in Pennsylvania? Come learn about the extensive business resources available to all Pennsylvania residents. Explore how to conduct company and industry research, find business plans, and collect local and national demographics and statistics. This event is free and open to the public. No registration required. Co-presented with the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

 

From Ideation to Commercialization: Panel Discussion and Networking Lunch
November 21, 2019 I 12:30pm-1:30pm

102 Benedum Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Are you an inventor or budding entrepreneur exploring the idea of commercializing an innovation? Join us for a networking lunch and panel discussion with on-campus and industry experts. Attendees will learn about Pitt and community resources and services to help transition from ideation to commercialization including market research assistance, business mentoring, funding, and industry expertise. This is event is free and open to all Pitt affiliates. This event is sponsored by the University Library System, Innovation Institute and Business and Engineering Graduate Student Organizations. Registration is required. To register visit: https://forms.gle/6fPTsau1avsk1ten6

 

Patent Prior Art Searching, Part Two
November 25, 2019 I 6:00pm-7:00pm

Sorrells Library, 4th Floor Wean Hall, Carnegie Mellon University
This is the second part of a two-part workshop where participants will share their experience with efforts to locate the proper area of the Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) scheme for either their own idea or one suggested to them by the instructor. Laptops or files will be needed for sharing results. This sharing session should serve to gain additional insight into the searching process. Participants will discuss their experience with locating CPC areas of interest and subsequent review of patents found. In the first part, attendees were introduced to the patent/prior art searching process using the 7-Step U.S. Patent Search Strategy Guide. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. To register visit: https://cmu.libcal.com/calendar/workshops/patents2?hs=a

 

To find more Global Entrepreneurship Week events across campus visit go.innovation.pitt.edu/gew