Today NC IDEA, in conjunction with the Governor’s Entrepreneurial Council (GEC), hosted the inaugural North Carolina Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Summit with the ambition to catalyze entrepreneurship as an economic development strategy for the state of North Carolina. The Ecosystem Summit is an official event of Global Entrepreneurship Week where from November 12-18, as part of GEW, 10 million people in 170 countries will take part in 39,000 events, and activities that help make it possible for anyone, anywhere to start and scale a business.
The Ecosystem Summit brought together the people and organizations who support, encourage and nourish North Carolina’s entrepreneurs to share what is working; address issues and concerns; meet and network with those doing similar work in other communities; and celebrate and promote entrepreneurs and their successes across the state. One of the most interesting presentations was the, The Entrepreneurial Mindset Imperative. In this talk the perception was shared on how the world has changed in ways that now require everyone to be more innovative and entrepreneurial regardless of their chosen path. The theory goes, if we are to adapt and thrive in a rapidly changing world, we must recognize the entrepreneurial mindset as a teachable framework for thinking that can empower anyone to succeed. We enjoyed a great message from Gary Schoeniger, Founder and CEO, The Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative. Here is a summary of some key points shared to support your life and career:
We enjoyed a great night, with great content from featured speaker Doug Kaufman, former CEO of Transloc. Doug shared a message for all salespeople around this theme, "if you want to make serious money, stop focusing on money". Doug is a serial entrepreneur with great experience and shared some good wisdom. Here is summary of some key points to help you with your journey!
Special thanks to Vince Beese and Eric Boggs with T-Rex for putting on this nice event, speaker Doug Kaufman for presenting, and tasty pizza from sponsor DeMos with support from Will Barfield with "Barfield Revenue Consulting"!
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