Global Entrepreneurship Week Inspires a New Generation of DC Entrepreneurs

During the week of November 16th, Junior Achievement® is bringing entrepreneurs into classrooms across the country to share their experience with JA® students as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. This year, this initiative is expected to help as many as 10,000 high school students gain a better understanding of what it takes to start and business and how an entrepreneurial perspective can be beneficial in other facets of life. 

On November 17th, Patrick Dean the President of the Association of Builders and Contractors – Virginia Chapter, spoke to a group of FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) at Freedom High School in South Riding, Virginia. In addition to being the President of the ABC, Patrick is also the co-founder of Rip City, a Sport and Fitness Training center in Loudoun County. Patrick spoke of the need to be nimble in business and to constantly learn from your mistakes. He also encouraged the students to pursue their ideas, big or small. “Everyday someone has a great idea. It might not be world-changing, but it could be community-changing.”

Ron Morgan, co-founder and Chairman of the Board, of MorganFranklin will be sharing his entrepreneurship story to a group of students at Marshall High School on November 19th. 

Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. During one week each November, GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them take the next step in their entrepreneurial journey. These activities, from large-scale competitions and events to intimate networking gatherings, connect participants to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors—introducing them to new possibilities and exciting opportunities.