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Global Entrepreneurship Exchange

The Global Entrepreneurship Exchange (GE2) is a strategic program within the Manning School of Business.

The GE2 is established to develop and promote global partnerships and collaborations between the Manning School of Business and leading international institutions in the entrepreneurship education and research. Several GE2 activities have been underway:

Future plans include the development of both a faculty exchange and faculty research.

Summer 2021 Virtual GE2 Workshop and Virtual GE2 Jr. Workshop

We will be offering two 1-week workshops in July 2021.

More information coming soon.

Thank You to Our 2020 Virtual GE2 Idea Pitch Contest Sponsors and Supporters

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Jaishree and Desh Deshpande
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The Deshpande Foundation
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MKS Instruments
David R Gagnon '90, KPMG partner
The Independent University Alumni Association

Virtual Global Entrepreneurship Exchange

The Award Winning Global Entrepreneurship Exchange (GE2) launched a very successful Virtual Workshop in July 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, scheduled on-site workshops in Lowell had to be cancelled.  In its place, a virtual workshop was scheduled which created significant interest among many universities, and also high schools, around the Globe. With such high interest, GE2 will continue to offer its workshops in virtual format 2 to 4 times a year, starting in Spring 2021. These virtual workshops will be offered over an extended period and will include Idea Pitch and Global Venture Plan Contests, in-depth discussions of other relevant topics such as lean Launchpad, customer discovery, lean startup, design thinking, and team building. Visit this site for updates and schedules.

Learn about the March - April 2021 Virtual GE2 Program

July 2020 Virtual GE2 Workshop

Read about how the UMass Lowell Virtual GE2 Summer Workshop provided a unique learning experience about entrepreneurship: Here's How 640 Entrepreneurs Respond to a Pandemic by Ed Brennen.

The Virtual GE2 Workshop was held from July 13 to 17, 2020. Over 640 students and faculty from over 20 countries registered for the workshop. An Idea Pitch Contest was announced to those who wished to pursue a Certificate Track. 185 students in 45 teams competed in the Contest! The top three teams were awarded cash prizes. Here is a look atsome innovative ideas from the Pitch Contest.

Congratulations to the Idea Pitch Contest winners, and all the teams that participated!