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Several campus events on tap for Global Entreprenuership Week Nov. 15-21

The University of Wisconsin-Madison — along with more than 1,500 organizations worldwide — will mark Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) Nov. 15-21. Led by the Office of Corporate Relations, the university is hosting several events on campus with a special emphasis on social entrepreneurship lead by a visit from Grameen America, the highly successful organization that provides affordable micro-loans to financially empower low-income entrepreneurs.

Fourth annual Entrepreneurial Deli, Monday, Nov. 15, 6 p.m., Lucky Building Food Court, 777 University Ave. The Entrepreneurial Deli is a fun, interactive event where participants get to engage with local entrepreneurs, join in brief, hands-on presentations and discover what they would need to know if they were interested in starting a business. Co-hosted by Madison MAGNET, the Capital Entrepreneurs and the Office of Corporate Relations’ Wiscontrepreneur initiative. CONTACT: Allen Dines, 608-262-2797, ajdines@ocr.wisc.edu

Grameen America and the Microfinance Movement: Past, Present & Future, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 5 p.m., 1610 Engineering Hall. One of the highlights of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2010 is two-day visit to campus by representatives of Grameen America, the highly successful organization that provides affordable micro-loans to financially empower low-income entrepreneurs. This talk is free and open to the public but registration is required. CONTACT: Jeanan Yasiri, 608-335-2980, yasiri@wisc.edu.

Grameen America Day on Campus, Thursday, Nov. 18. Grameen America representatives will meet with faculty, staff and students in classes and with student microfinance organizations. CONTACT: Doug Bradley 608-263-0238, bradley@ocr.wisc.edu or Cynthia Sweet 608-262-7840, csweet@ocr.wisc.edu

Gilson Global Impact Series on Social Entrepreneurship, Thursday, Nov. 18, 5 p.m., Fluno Center for Executive Education, 601 University Ave. Patrick Walsh, founder of Greenlight Planet Inc., will discuss how his for-profit enterprise is combining cutting-edge technology with innovative distribution networks to commercialize low-power LED lanterns. Register online: http://www.gilsonseries.org

For more information on campus-wide entrepreneurial activities, visit http://www.wiscontrepreneur.org/

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