WTEC to Celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week in November

Adam Jiwa Nov 07, 2023
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WTEC to Celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week in November

Contact: Brian Enevoldsen, Managing Director, 806-651-8500,

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AMARILLO, Texas – The WT Enterprise Center will collaborate with several community partners to host Global Entrepreneurship Week from Nov. 13 to 17.

The week of events will engage, educate and celebrate business owners in the Texas Panhandle by connecting them with support organizations to promote and grow the spirit of entrepreneurship in the Texas Panhandle, said Brian Enevoldsen, WT Enterprise Center managing director.

Global Entrepreneurship Week celebrates the empowerment of entrepreneurs in every country and community around the world, especially those who face structural barriers or may have never considered the idea of launching a startup.

Every November, more than 10 million people take part in thousands of activities, competitions and events that inspire them to act and provide them with the knowledge, experience and connections they need to succeed.

“Global Entrepreneurship Week events are about celebrating entrepreneurship and empowering the entrepreneurs within our community” said Zaida Cordova, WT Enterprise Center community coordinator. “These events bring together local entrepreneurs, business professionals and aspiring innovators, providing a space for them to share knowledge, network, and collaborate.”

The four events planned for this year’s Global Entrepreneurship Week will be held at the WT Enterprise Center, 2300 N. Western St. in Amarillo.

Up first is WT Enterprise Center Blueprint, a strategic program that helps new entrepreneurs and startups outline and visualize their business concepts, strategies, and plans for success led by the WT Enterprise Center coaches and America’s SBDC at WTAMU consultants. The free event will be held at 4 p.m. Nov. 13. To register, visit

Then, Eric Alexander of Six Arrows Consulting will lead “The Role of the CFO” at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 15. The program equips financial professionals with the essential skills and knowledge needed to effectively select a CFO who will manage an organization's finances and make strategic financial decisions. The event, which includes a catered lunch, is free, but reservations are required. To RSVP, visit

Up next is “Navigating the Business Lifecycle,” presented by Wes Wright and Mindy McLain of Wright Law TX, PLLC, at 11 a.m. Nov. 17. Wright and McLain will provide legal tips, guiding entrepreneurs through the entire business lifecycle, from startup to exit strategies, ensuring legal compliance and success at every stage. Cost for this program is $99 and includes a catered meal. Tickets can be purchased from America’s SBDC at WTAMU workshop event webpage,

The final event, “Harvesting Success: Celebrating Local Food Entrepreneurs,” will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Nov. 17. Community members are invited to dine at local food trucks, shop at vendors booths from Ogallala Commons and enjoy live music during a family-friendly networking event. Admission is free.

“Global Entrepreneurship Week is dedicated to our favorite people—entrepreneurs” Enevoldsen said. “We love getting to see the hard work and dedication that many wonderful business owners put into their craft. This week is an opportunity to highlight and support that same hard work.”

For more information, call 806-651-8500 or email

WT is committed to serving the region and well beyond with successful entrepreneurs and business leaders who are empowered to lead others. Partnering and retaining community businesses to improve the quality of life in the Panhandle and beyond is a key component of the University’s long-range plan, WT 125: From the Panhandle to the World.

That plan is fueled by the historic One West comprehensive fundraising campaign, which reached its initial $125 million goal 18 months after publicly launching in September 2021. The campaign’s new goal is to reach $175 million by 2025; currently, it has raised more than $150 million.



About WT Enterprise Center

The WT Enterprise Center, a unit of WT’s Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business, collaborates with America’s SBDC at WTAMU to promote economic development in the Texas Panhandle. Since its establishment in 2001, the WTEC has provided local entrepreneurs with top-quality resources, including certified business coaches, industry specialists, high-end facilities, and advanced programs. The WT Enterprise Center’s primary focus is on supporting business owners in building robust, profitable companies that contribute to a thriving economic community. Entrepreneurs can access entrepreneurial business coaching, capital, facilities, and a wide range of training and programs to help them develop strong leadership skills and grow their companies. For more information, visit or contact or 806-651-8500.


About West Texas A&M University

WT is located in Canyon, Texas, on a 342-acre residential campus. Established in 1910, the University has been part of The Texas A&M University System since 1990. WT, a Hispanic Serving Institution since 2016, boasts an enrollment of about 10,000 and offers 59 undergraduate degree programs and more than 40 graduate degrees, including two doctoral degrees. The University is also home to the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, the largest history museum in the state and the home of one of the Southwest’s finest art collections. The Buffaloes are a member of the NCAA Division II Lone Star Conference and offers 14 men’s and women’s athletics programs.


Photo: Business owners are encouraged to write inspirational messages for future entrepreneurs on the WT Enterprise Center's “Entrepreneurs of the Panhandle” wall.