Global Entrepreneurship Week is 17 – 22 November 2014.  Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. During one week each November, GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators.

This year the Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Centre at the QUT Business School have organized a couple of events to kick off the week – don’t forget to register if you would like to attend.

Monday 17 November 2014

QUT Gardens Point ‘The Forum’ P419 – 12:45 pm for 1:00pm start to 5:00 pm

1:00 pm Entrepreneurship and Innovation are the biggest drivers of economic and employment growth: so what role, if any, should government play; and what role can researchers and industry play’ – presented by Richard Snabel, Economic and Public Policy.
2:00 pm ‘Creating University-Based Entrepreneurial Ecosystems’ – presented by Dr Annelore Huyghe, QUT Business School Research Fellow and Brent Watts, QUT Bluebox
3:00 pm Afternoon Tea and Introduction to QUT Starters
3:30 pm The entrepreneurs behind radically different technologies in the oil & gas and mining industries’ – presented by Associate Professor Rob Perrons, QUT Business School and QUT SEF.
4:40 pm Conclusion

  REGISTER here for the presentations to be held on Monday 17 November 2014

This session to be held on Tuesday was initiated and is being organised by Roxanne Zolin.

Tuesday 18 November 2014

QUT Gardens Point ‘OJW Room’ S block Level 12 – 9:30 am for 10:00 am start to 12 noon

‘The Global Senior Entrepreneurs’ Day is a day of recognition, education, training and networking for Senior Entrepreneurs, especially those who start and/or run a business later in life, the “Laterpreneurs”.

10:00 am Introduction Associate Professor Roxanne Zolin
Presentations by:
10:05 am Professor Per Davidsson: What do we know about Senior Entrepreneurship?
10:20 am Associate Professor Roxanne Zolin: What do we know about Senior Entrepreneurs in Australia?
10:40 am Associate Professor Paul Steffens: How do Australia’s Senior Entrepreneurs compare to other countries?
11:00 am Bill Mckeague: LeanStartup for Senior Entrepreneurs
11:45 am Conclusion and coffee

  REGISTER here for this event to be held on Tuesday 18 November 2014

We look forward to seeing you at these events!


  • Teresa Brennan

    is there any cost to attend this?
    is there any inexpensive accomodation close by?
    i am just about to start a business at 52 years of age
    can i bring colleagues?
    Kind regards TB

  • Roxanne Zolin

    Dear Teresa,
    It sounds like you are the kind of person we are hoping to engage and inspire!
    Please come along and bring your friends!
    The cost is $10 for tea, coffee and bickies.
    See the details at:
    The only inexpensive accommodation I know of in Brisbane are the Backpackers hotels.
    Looking forward to seeing you there!

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