National Entrepreneurship Week 2008 Plans Underway

Madison – Schools, businesses, communities, organizations and individuals interesting in participating in the second annual National Entrepreneurship Week   (February 23 through March 1, 2008) are invited to submit their National Entrepreneurship Week 2008 activities to the Department of Commerce’s e-ship week website.  The second annual recognition of and the department’s website ( will act as a clearinghouse for all statewide activities and events. 


“I encourage everyone interested in teaching or learning more about the role entrepreneurs will play in the future economy of Wisconsin – and the world – to participate in Entrepreneurship Week 2008,”  said Department of Commerce Secretary Jack L. Fischer, A.I.A.


Last year, the Fox Valley Technical College’s Venture Center and the Cooperative Educational Service Agency #6 (CESA) partnered and hosted a Youth Entrepreneurship Summit that was held during National Entrepreneurship Week.    Due to the overwhelming response from last year, this year’s summit will be expanded to include entrepreneurial round tables, personal financial literacy and a creative marketing session.  During the National Entrepreneurship Week (February 23 – March 1, 2008) schools are encouraged to register for the March 12 Youth Entrepreneurship Summit 2008 by contacting Tania Kilpatrick, Career and Technical Education Coordinator at [email protected].  More information about the event can also be found on the Commerce web site. 


For more information about National Entrepreneurship Week 2008, contact Carol Dunn, Small Business Ombudsman, at 608-267-0297 or [email protected].