October 23, 2008

Global Entrepreneurship Week Unleashes Online Challenges for Young Problem Solvers

"Unleash It!" Spurs Entrepreneurship and Innovation by Matching Enterprising Minds with Real-World Challenges! This is the calling I’ve read from Market Watch worth noting of. It is a few weeks ago article but I would just like to share it here.

Global Entrepreneurship Week organizers today launched Unleash It!,www.unleashingideas.org/unleash, an online community that will connect dozens of countries in the pursuit of entrepreneurial solutions to challenges around the world. Anyone can post a challenge -- government or business, big or small, global or local -- and bright, young minds are invited to "unleash" their creative and innovative ideas to find solutions.

Through Unleash It!, innovative thinkers will have the opportunity to explore solutions across cultural boundaries -- such as connecting virtual 3-D environments with real businesses or finding new ways to distribute potable drinking water to sub-Saharan Africa.

"This global community puts the brainpower of problem solvers to work on challenges at home and abroad," said Carl Schramm, president and CEO of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, a founding sponsor of Global Entrepreneurship Week. "We are excited to see what dialogue is sparked and what solutions young people across the globe offer through Unleash It!."

Unleash It! is a signature event of the first-ever Global Entrepreneurship Week, Nov. 17-23, 2008. Founded by the Kauffman Foundation in the United States and Make Your Mark in the United Kingdom, the Week will encourage participants to pursue entrepreneurial thinking and opportunities through activities supported by entrepreneurs, government officials, non-profit leaders and educators.

You can check out more details about this in Market Watch, the Wall Street Journal.

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