New Hampshire prepares for Entrepreneurship Week

Five days of entrepreneurial activities are planned in New Hampshire as part of Entrepreneurship Week USA.

The week — a nationwide effort to transform today’s youth into tomorrow’s entrepreneurs – will feature events sponsored by schools, organizations and individuals.

“Here in New Hampshire, we celebrate and foster innovation in our economy,” said Gov. John Lynch. “Entrepreneurship Week is a good way for our state to showcase the excellent work taking place in our communities and encourage our citizens to turn their ideas into solid business plans.”

Among the events will be Higher Education Day, Monday, Feb. 26, when New Hampshire college students will display their “big ideas” at a Forum for the Future breakfast at CR Sparks in Bedford. New York Times columnist David Leonhardt will be the guest speaker.

Tuesday, Feb. 27, is Primary and Secondary Entrepreneurial Education Day, geared toward students in kindergarten through high school. The day’s event, hosted by Somersworth Career Technical Center, will feature business and entrepreneur speakers and address the amalgamation between New Hampshire schools and the business community.

Wednesday, Feb. 28, is Entrepreneurial Landscape Day, and Plymouth State University is hosting an event that will focus on environmental entrepreneurship and the impact of innovation on New Hampshire.

Business Development and Funding Day is Thursday, March 1, and will offer the public access to statewide experts on entrepreneurial development, as well as a resource directory for locating free and low-cost business assistance programs as part of a business resource fair.

Friday, March 2, is EntrepreneurshipDay New Hampshire, devoted to celebrating an entrepreneurial way of thinking, student entrepreneurs and New Hampshire as an entrepreneurial state. During the event, participating students will have the opportunity to receive face-to-face feedback from successful entrepreneurs on their projects.

For more information, e-mail Emily King at ecking@unh.edu.

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