McPherson College will, for the first time, be participating in Global Entrepreneurship Week during the week of Nov. 14.


McPherson College will, for the first time, be participating in Global Entrepreneurship Week during the week of Nov. 14.

The week starts with an “Extreme Entrepreneurship Encounter" Sundady. Arel Moodie of Extreme Entrepreneurship Education Corporation will lead the event. The corporation was founded by Michael Simmons, who was selected by “BusinessWeek” as one of the “Best Entrepreneurs Under 25.”

Throughout the week, the teams will develop their ideas with their mentors during challenge work days. Nov. 18 will feature Dr. Betsy Gatewood of Wake Forest University, who has become one of the foremost experts on entrepreneurship in post-secondary education.
The college’s all-college gathering on Nov. 19 will showcase Jessica Jackley, co-founder of Kiva.org, the world’s first peer-to-peer micro-lending website. Members can lend as little as $25 to specific entrepreneurs in the developing world, providing affordable capital to those who need it most. The website moves more than $1 million from lenders to entrepreneurs in 185 countries, was named one of the top ideas in New York Times Magazine and was called “revolutionary” by the BBC.
The gathering will culminate with the naming of the winning team for Global Enterprise Challenge.
Global Entrepreneurship Week at McPherson College will wrap up on Saturday, Nov. 20, with Nick Rallis Band, who will perform and speak about starting a band as a small business.
But the challenge is just getting started for the winning team even as Global Entrepreneurship Week ends. That team will work with Dr. Kent Eaton, McPherson College provost, to create a business plan and work out logistical details for the trip to Haiti.

Read more about the college's part in Global Entrepreneurship Week in Thursday's McPherson Sentinel.