RCAP Celebrates National Entrepreneurship Week 2019

February 19, 2019 | Economic Development, General RCAP News, Press Releases

February 8, 2019 – National Entrepreneurship Week (@NatlEshipWeek) is pleased to announce NatlEshipWeek 2019, taking place on February 16-23, 2019 to celebrate entrepreneurship in communities across the United States. From Maui to Maine, a consortium of partners will join in a national movement celebrating and uplifting the diverse voices of entrepreneurship in communities across the country.

“We are thrilled at the growing array of communities who have stepped up to conduct events and activities across the USA,” said Gene Coulson, President of EntreEd whose organization helped launch the congressionally chartered week in 2006. The NatlEshipWeek movement includes over 40,000 K-12 students, 300+ community colleges, 2,200+ entrepreneurial support organizations (incubators, accelerators, etc.), 900+ libraries, 2,000+ cities, 1,300+ rural communities, and over 500 diverse entrepreneurs through its lead partner ecosystem.

“We are super excited to see the momentum continue to grow across the country,” said Joe Kapp, President of the National Center for Resource Development, who has been instrumental in rebranding and restarting National Entrepreneurship. “This year, we have added a host of new partners and expect to see significantly increased engagement across the country.”

Each day of National Entrepreneurship Week is dedicated to serving unique and diverse populations of entrepreneurs, from small, rural businesses to minority-owned start-ups. In addition to activities taking place across the United States, lead partners will host free daily webinars at 2 P.M. EST to elevate entrepreneurial stakeholders with various themes including:

Planning and coordination for the week by The National Center for Resource Development and The EdVenture Group. To get involved today, visit www.natleshipweek.org/ to register as a partner, sign up for events, and download promotional materials. Join us in celebrating on Twitter using the hashtag #NatlEshipWeek and tagging @NatlEshipWeek, particularly on Wednesday, February 20th from 3-3:30 P.M. EST as NatlEshipWeek prepares to #BreakTwitter!