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November 17, 2013

Students to focus on entrepreneurships

PLATTSBURGH — SUNY Plattsburgh’s Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship has a lineup of events planned for Global Entrepreneurship Week.

The events have been planned by the ENACTUS Club and its faculty adviser, Dr. Laurent Josien. Attendance is free and open to the public.

Here’s the schedule:

Entrepreneur Movie and “Know Your Entrepreneur” Game: Tuesday, Nov. 19, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Amnesty Room in Angell College Center.

Screening of portions of the movie “Tucker: A Man and his Dream” and “Know Your Entrepreneur” game.

After watching a few segments, students will be led in developing a Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats — or SWOT — analysis of the entrepreneurial abilities of Tucker. Then, they will be put in groups and develop the same framework for other entrepreneurs.

Business Plan Poster Competition: Thursday, Nov. 21, 5 to 6:45 p.m., Mowry Conference Room in Redcay Hall. Students will compete for cash prizes by presenting their ideas for new business ventures on poster boards and pitching their ideas to a panel of judges, composed of local entrepreneurs, businesspeople and faculty members. Refreshments will be served.

Skype Chat with Kisstixx CEO: 2 to 3:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, Room 116 in Ausable Hall (the new School of Business and computer science building). Dallas Robinson, a former student of Josien at Utah Valley University, created his own company as a class project (http://kisstixx.com). After a lot of hard work, he and his business partner were featured on the TV show, “Shark Tank,” where entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to a group of investors. They were successful, and they now have Marc Cuban as an investor in their business.

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