SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Wofford College will host a series of events during Global Entrepreneurship Week Nov. 12 though 16 to celebrate entrepreneurs and innovators who bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare at the college and the greater Spartanburg community. Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship and inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities to explore new opportunities and create exciting possibilities for learning.

Those in the Spartanburg and surrounding community are invited to attend these events:

Monday, Nov. 12
The Space Kick-Off Party and Startup Expo
5:30-7:30 p.m., RJ Rockers Brewing Co., 226-A W. Main St., downtown Spartanburg

The Kick-Off Party and Startup Expo will launch Global Entrepreneurship Week with an evening of fun, music, food and drink and will feature a diverse mix of startups from Wofford and the Spartanburg community showcasing their products and services.

Tuesday, Nov. 13
Powered by Women Panel Discussion
5:30-6:30 p.m., McMillan Theater, Campus Life Building, Wofford College

The panel discussion will showcase the unstoppable drive, determination and sources of inspiration of four female founders. Dr. Lynette Wilson-Phillips, a 1990 Wofford graduate, physician and founder of Kids-Doc-On-Wheels; Crystal Dreisbach, founder of Green to Go; Haley Bonhon, founder of Skills Pop; and Ann Gonzales, founder of Create-ster, will talk about dreaming big, taking risks, overcoming challenges and creating impact through their entrepreneurship.


Wednesday, Nov. 14
Angel Investing 101
5:30-6:30 p.m., The Space in the Mungo Center, Michael S. Brown Village Center, Wofford College
VentureSouth, one of the largest angel investment groups in the country, will demystify angel investing. A reception will follow the workshop.

Thursday, Nov. 15
Better than Unicorns
11 a.m.-1 p.m. (drop-in), The Space in the Mungo Center, Michael S. Brown Village Center, Wofford College

Attendees will play virtual reality games and learn how Better than Unicorns uses VR for competitive tournaments, adventure games, escape and espionage, exploration, education and art and creativity.