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Global Entrepreneurship Week - November 13-17, 2017

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Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life and drive economic growth. Coinciding with Global Entrepreneurship Week, each year the Center hosts a week's worth of speakers and events designed to both support and help entrepreneurs take the next step on their entrepreneurial journey. 


Impact Investors Ball - March 28, 2018, 6:15 pm - The Gaillard Center

"Where Profit Meets Purpose in Charleston"

Keynote Speaker: The Honorable James S. Rosebush

  • 6:15pm Cocktail Reception with Open Bar
  • 7:15pm Dinner & Keynote Address
  • 10:00pm Event Concludes

Global experts believe that over the next 50 years, the greatest wealth accumulation on earth will be created by people who innovate solutions for humanity and/or the planet. Additionally, these experts believe that the futures highest and most sustainable corporate profits will be delivered by leaders who become the platinum standard of how they steward the human, environmental, and financial resources they use to run their corporations. Impact Investing has become a leading catalyst in the transition toward a financial system that is adding new types of screens and standards purposed to identify a true long-term risk and return profiles of potential investments.

In Place Impact and the Center for Entrepreneurship in the College of Charleston School of Business are co-hosting the first Impact Investors Ball designed to provide Charlestonians with opportunities to meet, discuss, and learn from global experts who believe that Impact Investing will produce the futures highest and most sustainable returns. Additionally, guests have the opportunity to hear from local entrepreneurs who are building Impact focused companies. This movement is helping Charleston to become a hub for businesses purposed to Make A Profit While Making A Difference. In Place Impact is purposed to help make Charleston the global exemplar of how to build a community that issocially, economically, and environmentally sustainable.

All proceeds go to the College of Charleston Foundation to support Impact focused studies including Impact Investing, Impact Entrepreneurship, Impact Management and Impact Measurement.

For further details, please check our website for the Impact Investors Ball.


Great Entrepreneur Speaker Series

Great Entrepreneurship Speaker Series
Every Wednesday, 2:00 - 3:15 pm in the Wells Fargo Auditorium

Each semester the Center for Entrepreneurship sponsors the Great Entrepreneurship Series in an effort to bring successful and relevant entrepreneurs and business leaders to campus. Every Wednesday during the fall and spring semesters different speakers share their experiences to help inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs. 

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