Date: Thursday, November 16, 2023

As we wrap up an incredible week of inspiration, collaboration, and innovation, we are thrilled to share the highlights from the recently concluded 2023 Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) hosted by the Directorate of Entrepreneurship at Godfrey Okoye University Enugu.

Theme: “Innovation, Artificial Intelligence, and Networking for Sustainable Entrepreneurship.”

This event provided a dynamic platform for entrepreneurs, innovators, researchers, and students to come together, exchange ideas, and explore the pivotal role of innovation, artificial intelligence (AI), and networking in promoting sustainable entrepreneurship.

Key Moments and Takeaways:

  • The landscape of entrepreneurship is evolving, and innovative technologies, particularly AI, are central in shaping the future of business and startups.
  • Hon. Obi Ozor, the Honourable Commissioner of Transport Enugu state, delivered a captivating keynote address, sharing insights from his distinguished entrepreneurial journey.
  • Our key facilitators from the innovation and startup unit of Bayerische Motoren Werke (BMW) enriched the event with their expertise and industry perspectives.
  • Mr. Miracle Okechukwu and Kenny Chigozie engaged in a firechat, providing invaluable insights from the entrepreneurial world as entrepreneurship expert and STEP alumnus.
  • Monsieur Jean-Jascque Hog shared his inspiring entrepreneurial journey, defying the odds, starting his career at Anamco Nigeria Limited, and eventually forming his own company that employs Nigerians.
  • Sönke Maibach conducted an enlightening workshop on AI, showcasing its applications in small and medium-scale businesses. He highlighted areas such as business location selection, demographic customer distribution, and monitoring consumer behavior.

The 2023 GEW was a resounding success, empowering attendees with knowledge and resources to thrive in the dynamic landscape of entrepreneurship. The engagement, enthusiasm, and exchange of ideas showcased the limitless possibilities that innovation, artificial intelligence, and effective networking offer for building successful and sustainable businesses.

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of this event – speakers, participants, sponsors, and the incredible team behind the scenes. Together, we have not only celebrated entrepreneurship but also laid the foundation for future collaboration and growth.

Let’s continue to build on this momentum and inspire each other to reach new heights in our entrepreneurial endeavors!

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