03 Nov

New York Entrepreneur Week

An entrepreneur is “someone who can make something out of nothing.” In these unstable economic times, entrepreneurism can create incredible opportunities. It takes the ruthlessness effort of a driven entrepreneur to succeed where no one else is brave enough to go.

Did you fit in at school? Were you a nerd? A cool kid? Or the student who ran a lemonade stand on Saturday mornings?

Well, I was the student who got in trouble for selling candy in the 8th grade because my business began to impact lunchroom sales in the school cafeteria. While the school was impressed with my entrepreneurial spirit, they were unhappy to be losing revenue to a 13-year-old student.

New York Entrepreneur Week is being held in New York City from November 8th – 12th at The Scholastic Auditorium. The goal of the week is to “make connections across diverse industries, from young idea-stage innovators to hundred million dollar revenue generators, and join them together in a unifying movement that propels inspired business, facilitates lasting connections, and generates opportunities for more successful entrepreneurial ventures.”

The full list of speakers and activities for the week can be found at the events official website, but some of the notables include: “Maria Gotsch, president and CEO of the New York City Investment Fund; Seth Pinsky, president of the New York City Economic Development Corp.; Yosi Sergant, curator of the Obama HOPE campaign and Jigar Shah, CEO of the Carbon War Room (About.com).”

“NYEW is New York State’s premier forum where entrepreneurs can learn, grow, connect and leverage opportunities to do what they do best: drive economic change in exponential ways.”

Are you an entrepreneur?

Purchase your tickets today.