On the momentous day of January 11, 2024, Nevada witnessed a groundbreaking event that left an indelible mark on the state’s entrepreneurial landscape. In collaboration with Alter New Media, the Nevada Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) hosted an unforgettable panel discussion, celebrating the outstanding achievements of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2023 and heralding a significant milestone for Nevada’s small business community.
Lt. Governor Stavros Anthony’s Commendable Gesture
The day commenced with a prestigious moment as Lt. Governor Stavros Anthony took the stage to present Certificates of Recognition to the dedicated GEW Vegas crew. These certificates were a well-deserved accolade, acknowledging their exceptional contributions during Global Entrepreneurship Week 2023. The GEW Vegas crew stood tall with certificates in hand, proud of their impactful endeavors.
A Glimpse into the Future: Global Entrepreneurship Week 2024
The excitement didn’t stop there. The event also served as a platform for a thrilling revelation – the official dates (November 18-24th) for Global Entrepreneurship Week in November 2024 were unveiled. This early announcement provides ample time for entrepreneurs and enthusiasts to gear up for what promises to be a grander celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship.
The Highlight: “The Importance of Small Business in Nevada” Panel Discussion
The day’s centerpiece was an enthralling panel discussion skillfully led by Nadya Rousseau. Titled “The Importance of Small Business in Nevada,” the conversation was enlightening and thought-provoking. The panel boasted an impressive lineup of experts and accomplished entrepreneurs who have significantly shaped Nevada’s small business landscape.
A Glimpse into the Panelists’ Insights
Recapping Our Distinguished Panelists
Lt. Governor Stavros Anthony shared his wisdom about Nevada’s small business and entrepreneurial landscape, the business-friendly nature of Nevada, and the history of various districts and neighborhoods throughout Las Vegas.
Megan Buckley (Titan) shared wisdom on business growth and scaling from her extensive experience.
Elias Benjelloun (Nevada Partners, Inc.) provided invaluable insights into Nevada’s business ecosystem and its impact on community development.
Brandon Mills (Total Promotion Company) was inspired by his journey in promotional marketing, demonstrating how determination can carve a niche in a competitive industry.
Lisa Song Sutton (The Veteran Fund) highlighted the intersection of business and social impact through her support for veterans in entrepreneurship.
Madisen Saglibene (Pizza Stone’d Food Truck) showcased the limitless opportunities for culinary entrepreneurs in the food industry.
Ikram Mansori (VetsinTech) shed light on the diverse opportunities available in entrepreneurship, particularly in the technology sector.
An Unforgettable Networking Experience
Beyond the insightful discussions, this event provided an invaluable networking opportunity. Entrepreneurs, business enthusiasts, and professionals from various sectors converged under one roof, fostering an environment ripe for collaboration and connection. Attendees seized the chance to interact with panelists, exchange ideas, and forge meaningful relationships that could be instrumental in their entrepreneurial journeys.
Acknowledging The Global Entrepreneurship Week Vegas Team
Gratitude is extended to the individuals and organizations that played pivotal roles in making this event a reality. Lauren Jones and Nadya Rousseau of Alter New Media, Ben Laifsky of Hunter Marketing, Megan Buckley of Titan AI, Tyler Gallo, Taylor Goodyear of Social Exchange Group, and Suriel Cruz deserve special recognition. A super shoutout goes to Sarah Johnson from the Lt. Governor of Nevada Office of Small Business Advocacy, whose unwavering support ensured the event’s resounding success.
A Day to Remember for Nevada’s Small Business Community
This panel discussion was not merely an event but a catalyst for connections, knowledge-sharing, and a celebration of Nevada’s entrepreneurial spirit. With Lt. Governor Stavros Anthony’s Certificates of Recognition already in hand and the anticipation of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2024 building, this event has set the stage for a prosperous future for small businesses in Nevada.
As we reflect on this momentous day, we are reminded of the pivotal role that small businesses play in Nevada’s growth and prosperity. January 11, 2024, will forever be etched in the memory of Nevada’s entrepreneurial community as a day of recognition, inspiration, empowerment, and invaluable networking opportunities.
Stay tuned for further updates and opportunities to become integral to Nevada’s thriving small business landscape.