Brett Wilson, of Dragons' Den fame, will speak on Monday, Nov. 12 at the Sears Atrium. Sean Tepper / The Eyeopener

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By Laura Maier

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2012 begins on Nov. 12 and runs through to Nov. 17. StartMeUp Ryerson has organized a variety of events in celebration. Some events require registration at

Monday: Redefining Success with Brett Wilson. Learn from a former Dragons’ Den, who will also be signing copies of his new book “Redefining Success.”

Tuesday: Training Track: Social Media. Discover how to cater your business to different audiences via social media platforms. The seminar will help you realize how social media can raise sales and get your business known.

Wednesday: Building a company recognized by CMA. Hesham Shafie, president and CEO of the fastest growing sales and marketing company in Canada, Brand Momentum, will share his experience and success with you.

Thursday: ENACTUS Documentary Premier – Startup Kids. A documentary about the successes and failures of young entrepreneurs around the world.

Friday: GEW Pub Night. Continue the week’s discussion over a drink at The Office Pub. Make friends, work on your business ideas, interact and engage in discussions of entrepreneurship.

Saturday: Fashion Show – Urban Revolution 2012. Ryerson Fashion Designers will be able to acquire excellent contacts within the fashion industry and showcase eco-friendly day and evening wear designs.

Throughout Entrepreneurship Week keep an eye on The Eyeopener website for interviews with Ryerson’s own entrepreneurs from the Digital Media Zone (DMZ). They will be sharing their personal experiences about their path to being entrepreneurs, as well as offering advice to students who have an interest in starting their own businesses.

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