Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Global Entrepreneurial Leadership Conference

More than 100 high school business students from throughout central Indiana are getting a taste of international business issues today (15 April) during an entrepreneurship conference at the University of Indianapolis.

Highlights include live competitions before judging panels of UIndy faculty and students, with prizes including an iPod Touch. In the Global Ethics Competition, now in its third year, 15 entrants (individuals or pairs) will present five-minute PowerPoint responses to an international business case study. In the Entrepreneurship “Elevator Speech” Competition, now in its second year, four finalists will deliver brief business proposals, and then submit to 10-15 minutes of grilling from the judges.

Participating high schools include North Central, Perry Meridian, Pike, Whiteland Community, Columbus East and Knightstown. The day’s keynote speaker is Mark Cooper, director of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Indiana Export Assistance Center. Later, the visiting teens can pose questions to a Global Leadership Panel of UIndy students from Asia, Africa and Europe.


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