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Global Entrepreneurship Week: Nov. 18-24

Friday, November 15

Davis Startup Weekend: Prototype, Pitch, Prizes

6:30-10:00 p.m.
212 F Street, Davis
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Toss your business plan out the window and hack your cool idea this weekend alongside a bunch of fellow devs, designers, and entrepreneurs. You have a community of resources here to help you grow!

Organized by: Child Family Institute for Inovation and Entrepreneurship, City of Davis, Hacker Lab, Davis Roots, Weekend Startup

Saturday, November 16

Farm Hack, Davis
9:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Glide Ranch, 35366 Russell Blvd, Davis, CA
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Farm Hack Davis brings together farmers and makers to develop, document and design low-cost, low-tech tools, improve efficiency of existing tools, or hack other agricultural issues that are common barriers for local farmers.

Sponsored by Farm Hack Davis, the UC Davis Sustainable AgTech Innovation Center, and the Natioanl Center for Appropriate Technology

Davis Startup Weekend
8:30-5:30 p.m.
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Sunday, November 17

Farm Hack, Davis
9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
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Davis Startup Weekend
9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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Monday, Nov. 18

UC Innovation @ Davis
5:00–7:00 p.m. 
UC Davis Genome and Biomedical Sciences Facility 
451 Health Science Dr, Davis

The UC Innovation Series is designed to engage the University of California (UC) System with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) iHub networks. The November 18th event features Steve Currall, Dean, Graduate School of Management; Linda Katehi, Chancellor, UC Davis;Maelene Wong, CEO, ViVita Technologies; and more.

Angels on Campus
4:00-6:00 p.m.

Angels on Campus is a monthly mentoring session for early-stage ventures to gather concrete, real-world feedback from angel investors. If you are interested in participating in a future event, contact Niki Peterson, Program Manager.

SARTA Beer & Geeks
6:00-8:00 p.m.
City Hall Tavern, Davis

Tap into the tech community: A casual mixer designed to help techies around the region connect, learn, engage, etc…  Show up, grab a drink, unwind and meet someone new.

Sponsored by SARTA

Wednesday, November 20

Define a Problem (Design for America)
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Room 132, Cruess Hall
Sponsored by Design for America, UC Davis Chapter

Thursday, November 21

Dean’s Distinguished Speaker: Rod Canion, CEO of Compaq Computer Corporation
Apple vs. Open Industry Standard – History Repeats
6:00-8:00 p.m.
UC Davis Conference Center, Ballroom B

Rod Canion was the co-founder of Compaq Computer Corporation in 1982 and served as its chief executive officer from inception through a decade of unprecedented growth and challenges. He is the author of Open: How Compaq Ended IBM’s PC Domination and Helped Invent Modern Computing“.

Sponsored by the Graduate School of Management and College of Engineering.

About GEW

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.

Sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation, 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. These activities, from large-scale competitions and events to intimate networking gatherings, connect participants to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors–introducing them to new possibilities and exciting opportunities.

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