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The Ed & Shauna Smith Empower Your Dreams Competition

Competition held April 2-4, 2024

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Conference partnership with the Asia Pacific Career Conference and the University Research Conference

The Biggest Entrepreneurial Competition of the Year

The Willes Center for International Entrepreneurship sponsors the Ed & Shauna Smith Empower Your Dreams Competition. The competition empowers students to build confidence, have experiences, network, expand opportunities, and have a positive impact. There are no registration fees to enter the competition.

Empower Your Dreams 2024 Schedule

January 24
2024 Empower Your Dreams Kick-Off Event (HGB 273, 7:00pm)

February 7
Workshop #1: Advanced Business Model Innovation (HGB 273, 7:00pm)

February 21
Workshop #2: Strategic Marketing and Growth Strategies (HGB 273, 7:00pm)

February 28
Workshop #3: Building a Resilient Supply Chain and Operations (HGB 273, 7:00pm)

March 6
Workshop #4: Financial Analysis and Investor Pitching (HGB 273, 7:00pm)

March 13
Course Submissions Due at 11:59pm!

March 20
Workshop #5: How to Be a Top Presenter SEMI FINALISTS ANNOUNCED (HGB 273, 7:00pm)

April 2
Booth Showcase (HGB 273/275)

April 3
Judges Meet and Greet (Ballroom, 5:00pm)

April 4
Finalist Presentations and Award Ceremony (HGB 273/275)