Chicagoan of the Year, student entrepreneurs headline Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week activities at Purdue University Nov. 12-13 will feature a panel discussion of successful and aspiring entrepreneurs in an event sponsored by the Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program.

Student Entrepreneurs and Beyond, a panel discussion of current and former Purdue students, will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 13) in Stewart Center, Room 206, in conjunction with entrepreneurship capstone classes. A networking reception will follow.

Award-winner entrepreneur Neli Vazquez-Rowland, named Chicagoan of the Year by Chicago magazine in 2010, also will speak at 10:30 a.m. and again at noon Tuesday (Nov. 13) in Discovery Park’s Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship, Room 121.

“The Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program’s contribution to Global Entrepreneurship Week this year offers an exciting look from current Purdue students and recent graduates who are demonstrating the passion needed to start and operate their own companies,” said Nathalie Duval-Couetil, director of the Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program and a professor of technology leadership and innovation.

Read the full Purdue news release.