Peninsula Global Entrepreneurship Week

Thomas Nelson Workforce Development is pleased to join a group of entrepreneurs, business leaders and higher education institutions who have partnered to launch the first Peninsula Global Entrepreneurship Week November 18-24.

Events throughout the week are a part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.

Join the coalition as we network and celebrate entrepreneurship at various events throughout the Peninsula.

Enjoy the listing of upcoming events and join the conversation on the Peninsula Global Entrepreneurship Week Facebook page.

 

 

 

Friday, November 15

Small Business Showcase
College of William & Mary
7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Small business owners across campus will showcase their products, inventions and ideas.  All are invited to check out what the entrepreneurial minds at W&M are bringing to life, as well as do some shopping to support student-run businesses.  Dessert and beverages will be provided.

Mason School of Business, Miller Hall, Brinkley Commons, 101 Ukrop Way

Cost: No charge
Contact: lisa.daromando@mason.wm.edu

 

Monday, November 18

Turning Your Passion Into a Profitable Business
Williamsburg Small Business Development Center
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Bring your passion and a pencil and learn how to create a business.  Learn the steps you must take to earn money doing something you love.  Walk through the process of refining your passion into a profitable idea and then lay out the steps you must take to get started as a business owner.

Thomas Nelson Workforce Center, 4135 Ironbound Rd. Williamsburg, VA 23188

Cost: $10
For more information visit: Small Business Development Center of Hampton Roads
Contact: thrifts@tncc.edu

 

 

Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy Open House
Thomas Nelson Workforce Development
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Budding entrepreneurs are invited to join Thomas Nelson Workforce Development at the Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy open house to learn more about the new Ice House Entrepreneurship Program.  This new program is designed to inspire and engage future and current entrepreneurs in the fundamental aspects of an entrepreneurial mindset and the limitless opportunities it can provide. Jump start your business with the tools all entrepreneurs need, find out how at the open house.

Peninsula Workforce Development Center, 600 Butler Farm Rd. Hampton, VA 23666

Cost: No charge
For more information visit: tncc.edu.workforce
Contact: barnettw@tncc.edu

 

Tuesday, November 19

Coffee Connections
Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
7:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Join the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce for coffee and networking opportunities that allow Chamber members and non-members to make business connections.

Tactical Office Solutions, 2 Eaton St. Hampton, VA 23669

Cost: No charge
For more information visit: http://www.vapeninsulachamber.com/
Contact: kwiggin@vpcc.org

 

Government Contracting for Entrepreneurs
Hampton Small Business Development Center
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Receive information on how to do business with the federal government.  Topics will include:  SBA overview and certification program, government contracting, 8(a) business development program and the HUB zone program.

Peninsula Workforce Development Center, 600 Butler Ave. Hampton, VA 23666

Cost: $10 per person
For more information visit: hrsbdc.org/online
Contact: johnf@tncc.edu

 

Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy Open House
Thomas Nelson Workforce Development
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Budding entrepreneurs are invited to join Thomas Nelson Workforce Development at the Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy open house to learn more about the new Ice House Entrepreneurship Program.  This new program is designed to inspire and engage future and current entrepreneurs in the fundamental aspects of an entrepreneurial mindset and the limitless opportunities it can provide. Jump start your business with the tools all entrepreneurs need, find out how at the open house.

Thomas Nelson Workforce Center, 4135 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188

Cost: No charge
For more information visit: tncc.edu.workforce
Contact: barnettw@tncc.edu

 

Pitch Perfect
Peninsula Technology Incubator
7:00 – 10:00p.m.

Come and practice your pitch, receive feedback before the stakes are too high.  People that participated last year did disproportionately well at Start! events.

National Institute of Aerospace, 1100 Exploration Way, Hampton VA, 23666

Contact: t.g.flake@ptincubator.org

 

Wednesday, November 20

Peninsula Technology Incubator Open House
Peninsula Technology Incubator and the City of Hampton
11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

Learn more about the Peninsula Technology Incubator, which is dedicated to nourishing ideas into small businesses that are prepared to change the world. The incubator provides startups with the resources they need to position themselves as they implement their business plan and work towards raising capital.

National Institute of Aerospace, 1100 Exploration Way, Hampton VA, 23666

Cost: No charge
For more information visit: ptincubator.org
Contact: t.g.flake@ptincubator.org

 

Triangle Entrepreneur Exchange
Thomas Nelson Community College and James City County
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Our aim is to bring you topics that are key to an entrepreneur’s survival and growth, as well as provide a forum for networking with other entrepreneurs.

Legacy Hall, 4301 New Town Avenue, Williamsburg

Cost: No charge, lunch is provided on behalf of Thomas Nelson and James City
For more information visit: Triangle Entrepreneur Exchange
Contact: thrifts@tncc.edu

 

Business Insights Seminar
Mason School of Business at the College of William & Mary and Next Door Neighbors Magazine
3:30 -5:00 p.m.

If you are looking for a networking event where you also have an opportunity to learn something new that will help you in your business, this seminar series is just right for you.  We’ve invited several successful entrepreneurs from different industries to share their stories, insight and success in business.  They will make their comments relative to you, no matter what type of business you own or manage.

Mason School of Business, Ukrop Way at Jamestown Road, Williamsburg

Cost: No charge
For more information visit: http://scottterry.eventbrite.com/?s=16650859
Contact: webean@wm.edu

 

Thursday, November 21 

Business Matchmaking Event
Small Business Development Center and City of Hampton Department of Minority Enterprise
8:00a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Find your perfect business match. Foster business partnerships between the federal government, its prime contractors, and small, minority, service-disabled, veteran-owned, HUB Zone, and women-owned businesses.

Peninsula Workforce Development Center, 600 Butler Farm Rd. Hampton VA 23666

Cost: $50 per person
For more information visit: www.hrsbdc.org/online
Contact: johnf@tncc.edu

 

Public Relations and Marketing Your Business for Success
Hampton University Incubator
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

This workshop is designed for entrepreneurs and small business owners to learn from industry experts’ different ways to effectively market their business to increase sales and revenue.  Participants will also learn the value of developing an effective public relations strategy to create greater market awareness for their company’s success.

Hampton University Incubator, 6 W. County Street, Hampton

Cost: No charge
Contact: jamesr.locke@hamptonu.edu

 

Friday, November 22

Networking Extravaganza
Small Business Development Center and Allstate
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Join the Hampton Roads Small Business Development Center and several business organizations for the ultimate business networking event!  Mix and mingle with business people representing different industries and companies in and around Hampton Roads.

Peninsula Workforce Development Center, 600 Butler Farm Rd. Hampton, VA 23666

Cost: No charge
For more information visit: www.hrsbdc.org/online
Contact: johnf@tncc.edu

 

Start! Peninsula 2.0
Peninsula Technology Incubator and National Institute of Aerospace
7:00 – 11:00p.m.

Start! Peninsula builds on the momentum of previous regional “Start” events in Richmond and Hampton Roads. It is our goal to create almost a dozen businesses in one weekend and over the next three years to change the way people on the Peninsula and Hampton Roads regionally think about the entrepreneurship and the role it plays in the local economy.

National Institute of Aerospace, 1100 Exploration Way, Hampton VA, 23666

Cost: Pitcher Fee – $85 / Attendee Fee – $75
For more information: http://www.startpeninsula.com/
Contact: t.g.flake@ptincubator.org

 

Saturday, November 23

Start! Peninsula 2.0
Peninsula Technology Incubator and National Institute of Aerospace
8:00 a.m. – 11:00p.m. 

Start! Peninsula builds on the momentum of previous regional “Start” events in Richmond and Hampton Roads. It is our goal to create almost a dozen businesses in one weekend and over the next three years to change the way people on the Peninsula and Hampton Roads regionally think about the entrepreneurship and the role it plays in the local economy.

National Institute of Aerospace, 1100 Exploration Way, Hampton VA, 23666

Cost: Pitcher Fee – $85 / Attendee Fee – $75
For more information: http://www.startpeninsula.com/
Contact: t.g.flake@ptincubator.org

 

Sunday, November 24

Start! Peninsula 2.0
Peninsula Technology Incubator and National Institute of Aerospace
8:00 a.m. – 9:00p.m. 

Start! Peninsula builds on the momentum of previous regional “Start” events in Richmond and Hampton Roads. It is our goal to create almost a dozen businesses in one weekend and over the next three years to change the way people on the Peninsula and Hampton Roads regionally think about the entrepreneurship and the role it plays in the local economy.

National Institute of Aerospace, 1100 Exploration Way, Hampton VA, 23666

Cost: Pitcher Fee – $85 / Attendee Fee – $75
For more information: http://www.startpeninsula.com/
Contact: t.g.flake@ptincubator.org

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