Entrepreneurial Summit 2018
The Downtown Windsor Business Accelerator hosted the 5th annual Entrepreneurial Summit on Monday November 19th at the Fogolar Furlan Club.
The event featured 22 business owners from a range of industries who lead a group of nearly 170 students through a range of discussions, activities and competitions. The goal of the event was to give students an opportunity to pick the minds of business owners and gain deeper insights on the opportunities and challenges affiliated with entrepreneurship. In the process, students had a chance to develop key entrepreneurial qualities, such as networking, developing presentation skills and creating products to meet consumer needs.
In the days following the Summit, students created a LinkedIn profile which is a business oriented social media networking website. A photographer was at the event to take professional headshots of each student in attendance. These photos were provided for free to each student and served as the ideal LinkedIn profile picture. Entrepreneurs from the Summit were actively
adding the students on LinkedIn to help them build a business network.
Awards were given at the end of the Entrepreneurship Summit based on outstanding performances in a marketing challenge, trivia session and in presentation skills. Dozens of students who have previously attended the Summit have gone on to start their own companies and helped shape the future of the Windsor-Essex business community.