St. Thomas University Global Entrepreneurship Week Series To Host Haiti's Prime Minister

MIAMI, Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Global Entrepreneurship Week is nationally celebrated November 12-16 this year. St. Thomas University's School of Business (www.stu.edu/business) has steadily gained a reputation for developing leaders in the business arena for 50 years and continues to support this international initiative that introduces entrepreneurship to youth on six continents.

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"Entrepreneurship permeates our School of Business," said Dean J. Antonio "Tony" Villamil. "We know that entrepreneurs are made, not born, and we take every opportunity to make successful entrepreneurs part of our students' education. Our Catholic rooted University aims at developing ethical and compassionate sills and initiatives in our students, realizing they can transform civil society in various regions. This year - and following STU's missions in Haiti for decades such as Haiti Tech - we are hosting Haiti's Prime Minister Laurent Lamoth, a St. Thomas University alumnus, Friday, November 16. South Florida youth will have the opportunity to listen to an international figure, learn about businesses' social responsibility and unleash the calling to help our economically disadvantaged neighbors in the Caribbean Basin." The week's program schedule now follows.

MONDAY, November 12, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
GEW Opening Ceremony: "Bringing Ideas to Life"
Moderator: Associate Dean Jim Bussey
Entrepreneur Panel: Felicia Hatcher/Derick Pearson (Feverish Icecream), Christopher Mason (College Lyfe), Paul Zacharski (ByoPlanet)

TUESDAY, November 13, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Empowerment Boot Camp: "What Do You Need to Succeed?"
Moderator: Professor Paul Maxwell
Presenters: Alix Desulme, Isaac Robles, Astrid Kowlessar

WEDNESDAY, November 14, 3:00-7:00 p.m.
Student Entrepreneur Competition
Moderator: Professor Justin Peart
Judges: Ben Chen, Rose-Morella Francisca, Mark Grossman, Gary Pyott, Neal Waugh

THURSDAY, November 15, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Women in Entrepreneurship Seminar: "View from the Top"
Moderator: Professor Lisa Knowles
Presenters: Jody Johnson, Ann Machado, Carol Ellis-Cutler

FRIDAY, November 16, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
"Unleashing Entrepreneurship in Haiti"
Special Guest: St. Thomas University alumnus,
Hon. Laurent Lamothe, Prime Minister of Haiti
Moderator: Professor Anthony Vinciguerra

Prime Minister's keynote address, 2:00-3:30 p.m. – Moderator: Dean Tony Villamil.

Student Entrepreneurship Awards ceremony to follow.

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