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The Start Something Challenge Kick-off--Monday, October 15, 2012: 6 PM-9 PM--Orange Scholars Academy (Our Lady of Mount Carmel), 268 Capuchin Way, Orange, NJ 07050 Free  
The Start Something Challenge Finals & Semi-Finals--Monday November 12, 2012: 6 PM-10 PM--Dineen Hall McIntyre Conference Center, Saint Peter's University Free  
Clobal Culinary Cafe-- Tuesday, November 13, 2012: 12 Noon-1.30PM- The Culinary Arts Institute/Conference Center at HCCC, 161 Newkirk Street at Sip Avenue, Jersey City Free  
Lunch and Learn: Simple Time Management Tools--Tuesday, November 12, 2012: 12 Noon-1.30PM-The Culinary Arts Institute/Conference Center at HCCC, 161 Newkirk Street, Jersey City, NJ 07306 Free  
Community Business Academy Information Session--Thursday, November 16, 2012: 6PM-7PM-Bergen Communities United Job Bank & Resource Center, 169 Monticello Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07304 Free  

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On May 31, 2012, Rising Tide Capital launched The Start Something Challenge: a challenge to New Jersey’s entrepreneurs to actualize their business initiatives. This challenge will spur local innovation in an effort to shape a healthy ecosystem of entrepreneurship, especially in undeserved, urban communities. Participants will build new relationships, generate money to help grow their business, receive valuable feedback, and work towards a chance to win a business grant!

The Start Something Challenge will take place over four exciting events in three Northern New Jersey cities:


• The Start Something Challenge Kick-off
October 15, 2012 | Scholars Academy (Our Lady of Mount Carmel), Orange NJ | 6-9PM

Join Rising Tide Capital, Chase and the Orange Board of Education for a networking reception to launch the Start Something Challenge--an opportunity for New Jersey's entrepreneurs to pursue their business dreams.
          Featured speakers:
          Kim Jasmin, Vice President for Global Philantropy, JPMorgan Chase

          Joe Dempsey, President, Middle Market Banking for JPMorgan Chase
          Elaina Watley, CEO, Brand Infinite and agent for Victor Cruz of the New York Giants


The Start Something Challenge Pitch Tutorial
October 23, 2012 | Hudson County Community College Culinary Arts Institute, Jersey City, NJ | 6-9PM
Open to Start Something Challenge Semi-finalists only


• The Start Something Challenge Finals and GEW Kick-off
November 12, 2012 | Saint Peter’s University, Jersey City, NJ | 6-10PM
Celebrate the start of Global Entrepreneurship Week with the Semi-Finals and Finals of the Start Something Challenge. Thirty Start Something Semi-finalists will pitch head-to-head for an opportunity to become one of ten finalists. Ten finalists will pitch for a chance to win $25,000 in prizes. Learn about local small business resources at our resource fair,  and be inspired by our feature speaker, Chris Rabb!


There will be three public events in Jersey City to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week: 

• Global Culinary Cafe
November 13, 2012  |  The Culinary Arts Institute/Conference Center at HCCC,  Jersey City, NJ  |  12 Noon-1:30PM

The Culinary Café will be open for lunch at the Culinary Conference Center. Global cuisine will be served in honor of the 2012 Global Entrepreneurship Week. Cost: $9 per person for buffet lunch.If you are a small business owner affected by Hurricane Sandy, come out and share your story. The cost of your lunch will be free.


• Lunch & Learn: Simple Time Management
November 13, 2012  |  The Culinary Arts Institute/Conference Center at HCCC,  Jersey City, NJ  |  12 Noon-1:30PM

Multitasking at its best and most enjoyable! Join the Center for Business & Industry for a delicious meal, get to know other area business people, and learn about innovations that are--and will be--impacting today's workplaces. This Lunch & Learn Series event is free but space is limited! Reservations are required.


• Rising Tide Capital Information Session
November 16, 2012  |  Bergen Communities United Job Bank & Resource Center, Jersey City, NJ  |  6PM-7PM

have a passion to start your own business?
have a strong business idea?
consider yourself an entrepreneur?

ARE YOU... already in business and would like to make your business stronger?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, let us show you how to start and grow a successful business at our upcoming information session. Seats are limited, pre-registration is required. Find out what you can gain and join us on your journey to business success! 

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Throughout Northern New Jersey


Summit Steering Committee: Hudson County Chamber of Commerce, Hudson County Community College Center for Business & Industry, Lead New Jersey, Rising Tide Capital

Rising Tide Capital, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization located in Jersey City, NJ whose Mission is to assist struggling entrepreneurs and communities to build strong businesses that transform lives, strengthen families and create vibrant, sustainable neighborhoods.

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