UGA Entrepreneurial Week announced

thinc. logo

February 25, 2013

Print
Share    
Writer:
James Hataway

James Hataway

Public Relations Specialist

Recent and archived articles by James Hataway

OVPR
Research, Office of the Vice President for (OVPR)
Work: 706-542-5222
Email:

Contact:
David Lee

David Lee

VP for Research

Office of VP for Research
Boyd Graduate Research Studies
D.W. Brooks Drive
Athens, Georgia
,

Photography

  • magnify thinc. logo

    Thinc. at UGA

  • magnify Thinc. at UGA poster

    Thinc. at UGA

Scroll Left 1 Scroll Right

Related Sites

Athens, Ga. - The University of Georgia will host Entrepreneurial Week, March 22-29, to foster economic development in the region and provide inspiration and advice to those contemplating a plunge into the competitive and exciting world of entrepreneurship.

The week-long celebration of entrepreneurship is part of Thinc. at UGA, a new initiative that brings together entrepreneurship experts from industry and academia with faculty, alumni, students and members of the local community in Athens and across the state. Throughout Entrepreneurial Week, lectures, workshops, panel discussions, competitions, and networking events promise to engage, inspire and build the confidence that will help take business ideas from concept to reality.

"UGA has a number of programs, some quite well established, that encourage and reward entrepreneurship," said David Lee, UGA vice president for research. "We want to give them the visibility they deserve both on and off campus."

"Our goals are to draw attention to these efforts and to fill in the gaps with additional programs that will more broadly engage the community," he said.

Entrepreneurial Week includes a workshop on turning research into a business; panel discussions for student entrepreneurs; a science and engineering fair; lessons on the use of social media; a panel on social entrepreneurship; and keynote talks from current and former members of Singularity University, a Silicon Valley ideas incubator that seeks to solve the planet's most pressing challenges using advanced technologies.

Numerous events are also planned to showcase existing entrepreneurial efforts led by UGA faculty and alumni, who will provide useful lessons based on real-world experiences.

"Our research universities and particularly the land grants should be at the tip of the spear when it comes to promoting economic development and finding solutions to societal problems," Lee said. "Encouraging entrepreneurship across campus, from the arts to the social and natural sciences, is an important part of fulfilling this mission and one that deserves greater focus."

For information about the latest events and keynote speakers, see thinc.uga.edu.

 

Filed under: Culture / Living, Business / Economy, University News

News Service

Director
Cynthia Hoke

706 / 542-8083
Public Relations Coordinator
Stephanie Schupska

706 / 542-6927
Public Relations Coordinator
Sara Freeland

706 / 542-8077
Science Writer
April Sorrow

706 / 542-7991

Broadcast, Video and Photography

Director
Steve Bell

706 / 542-8089
Broadcast Coordinator
Pete Konenkamp

706 / 542-8080
Photography
Rick O‘Quinn

706 / 542-8085