Global Entrepreneurship Week at MTSU: Living the A...

Global Entrepreneurship Week at MTSU: Living the American Dream (VIDEO)

Sparking the ingenuity of budding Midstate entrepreneurs is the goal of the 2013 Global Entrepreneurship Week celebration at Middle Tennessee State University.

The Nov. 15-22 series of events features a series of guest speakers sharing expertise on topics ranging from how to glean commercial ideas from research to pursuing entrepreneurship following a corporate career.

On Nov. 18, “Living the American Dream” featured Dr. R. Wilburn Clouse, an MTSU visiting professor, founder and president of The Clouse-Elrod Foundation Inc. and professor emeritus at Vanderbilt University, and Arthur R. “Butch” Hutcherson, founder and partner of Sumner Point TN LLC, Sumner 2000 LLC, Arcadia Holdings LLC and Music City USA Inc.

On Nov. 22, Elliott Wahle, former president of Babies “R” Us, chairman and CEO of Rykom Enterprises, former chairman and CEO of Rustique Home Furnishings and founder and CEO of Generation Capital Inc., was scheduled to speak on “Entrepreneurship After a Corporate Career.”

Hosted by the Jones College of Business and the Tennessee Small Business Development Center, all activities are free and open to the public. The event is being held in conjunction with the annual Global Entrepreneurship Week, an international celebration of innovators and job creators held each November.

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