03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Global Entrepreneurship Week Festivities in Jersey City Kick Off Today

This morning at City Hall, local nonprofit Rising Tide Capital kicked off a series of events it is spearheading all around the city to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week. Jersey City joins communities in scores of countries celebrating the week.

Most of this week’s events, seminars and talks are free of charge and open to the public. Some highlights include a discussion of Art and Culture as Vehicles for Redevelopment on Tuesday evening; talks on “Empowering the Formerly Incarcerated” and “The Dark Side of Global Trade” on Wednesday; and a Friday evening arts/music/spoken word celebration at Duda Penteado’s Fine Art Studio. For a full list of events, click here.

“It is our privilege to join with so many of Jersey City’s entrepreneurs and the local agencies that support

them, to highlight our entrepreneurial culture, which plays a vital role in the recovery of our local

economy,” Rising Tide CEO Alfa Demmellash says.


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