World Entrepreneurship Day at the United Nations Headquarters in New York : YourStory Exclusive

17th Apr 2010
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"Hackers, designers, and young entrepreneurs gathered Wednesday in a conference hall usually reserved for dignitaries and diplomats at the United Nations in New York. The occasion? A kick-off for World Entrepreneurship Day, an event conceived of by college junior Lauren Amarante and her mentor Troy Byrd last year when they realized recognized days existed to honor everything from toilets (Nov. 19) to turtles (May 23) to tin cans (Jan. 19), but none existed to celebrate the people who make the U.S. economy tick.

World Entrepreneurship Day is the internationally recognized day for the celebration of entrepreneurship. It is celebrated on the second Friday of every April (this year being April 16th). YourStory organized the India leg of this event through an event in Bangalore yesterday.

The panelists ranged from first-time business-owners, such as Lev Ekster, who decided to abandon his legal training to sell cupcakes on the streets of New York, to serial entrepreneurs and investors, such as Esther Dyson and Marc Ecko. They shared fresh ideas, wisdom from their trades, futurist visions and investment dreams.

Check out the sessions at Fora.TV :

Tech Trends Affecting the Future Digital Landscape

The Foodtrepreneur: Twitter & Cupcakes

The Start of a Global Phenomenon

Championing Innovation & Embracing Disruptive Ideas

Developing the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

Funding the Big Idea: Lessons from an Investor

The Artistic Entrepreneur: A Big Pink Vision

The Art of Innovation from the Hacker's Perspective

Intro to World Entrepreneurship Day & Amir Dossal Keynote

Check out the photos from the event on Picasa here

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