E-commerce, intellectual property and innovation are a few of the topics that will be presented at Medicine Hat College (MHC) during Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), November 15 – 17, 2017.
“It is important for us to get involved in this week to not only celebrate the entrepreneurship and innovation that is happening in our region, but also facilitate knowledge sharing so that we can help students and businesses grow their ideas and operations,” says Christie Dick, advisor with the Entrepreneur Development Centre (EDC).
Dick mentions that the sessions will help attendees think bigger and on a more global scale.
“Whatever business you are thinking of, or currently operating, there is a way of integrating some kind of e-commerce or technology into it. We encourage all students, entrepreneurs and innovators to attend and learn how. Whether you are interested in starting up, need some inspiration, or want to make connections, MHC is the perfect place to be this week.”
Kristy Pomrenke, visual communications student and client of the EDC, explains that events like these are very valuable to entrepreneurs.
“Starting a business takes a lot of time and energy. The sessions taught during the week are full of information that will help your business run smoothly and give you hands-on resources that you might not find anywhere else. It's a great way to learn more about real life issues you may face in running your business and how you can successfully overcome those obstacles.”
Pomrenke owns a media business focused on creating photos, videos and cinemagraphs for small business and entrepreneurs in Alberta and Saskatchewan. She will present at the Intellectual Property Exhibit on November 16.
“When I was asked to participate in the exhibit, I thought it would be a great way to share some of my experiences from over the last few months of running my startup. This has caused me to dig deeper into learning about intellectual property and how important it is to apply to your business practices.”
Beyond the GEW events, Pomrenke encourages students to utilize the resources available through the EDC.
“I have experienced first-hand all of the support entrepreneurs can receive from the EDC and I am so grateful for it. In the areas where you might not be as strong, the team is excellent at providing resources, mentors, or coaching you through difficult parts of your business plan. They have been extremely accommodating in helping each unique startup.”
For more information on GEW or to register visit www.mhc.ab.ca/GEW. If you are an entrepreneur and would like to see the resources available to you through the EDC and supporting organizations, visit www.mhc.ab.ca/EDC.
This event was made possible due to partnerships between the Medicine Hat College's Entrepreneur Development Centre, APEX, Alberta Innovates, RBC and Enactus MHC.
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