A Press Release By Former Goodwill Ambassador Of Gambia Dr.Margaret Dureke Highlights The Upcoming Entrepreneurship Convention At The University of Maryland, College Park
SHARK TANK Entrepreneur to keynote and receive award
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Young Entrepreneurs Take Center Stage at the WETATi 2018 Convention
WETATi Center for Creative Thinking, Leadership and Entrepreneurship presents2018 Convention, Competition, Marketplace Expo & Scholarship andAwards Gala.
FEATURING: Shark Tank Entrepreneur & Youth Keynoter/Awardee Mikaila Ulmer, Founder & CEO, Me & the Bees Lemonade, and her motherD’Andra Ulmer, Chief Marketing Bee, Me & the Bees Lemonade, andPrince George's County community Philanthropist and business mogul,Mr. Tim Adams, Chair of the Convention and Keynoter.
College Park, Maryland- Friday, May the 11th and Saturday May the12th, WETATi, located at and in partnership with Nyumburu CulturalCenter, University of Maryland, College Park, MD. will be hosting its' annual Entrepreneurship Convention and Competition, andScholarship Awards Gala at the Ritchie Coliseum and the Adele StampStudent Union (Colony Ballroom), respectively.
On May 11th and 12th, the following activities will take place on the grounds of UMCP:
* Entrepreneurship education from stellar speakers. CLICK HERE for more details.
* Entrepreneurship competition (WETATi Junior E STEM competition and WETATi Next Generation competition) from area schools.
* Scholarship and Awards Gala featuring Shark Tank Entrepreneur &Youth keynoter Ms. Mikaila Ulmer of “Me & The Bees Lemonade” and awards recipient.
* Convention is open and FREE to the general public but you must register in advance. Click here to register to attend .
* Marketplace Expo opportunity for local minority small business to showcase and share their products and ideas with the young student entrepreneurs and aspiring ones.
Some of our Sponsors/Partners/Supporters include: SA-TECH Inc.Pepsi, PNC Bank, MD Regional Health, Whole Foods Market, Wegmans, Med Star Family Choice, University of Maryland, Nyumburu CulturalCenter, Bowie State University, Prince George's County EconomicDevelopment Corporation, MegaFood. Click here for more.
The Theme of the convention is LEADING AND CHANGING THE ECONOMIC NARRATIVE 4THE NEXT GENERATION THROUGH ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION & EMPOWERMENT
The convention will be attended by public and private schools, professors, educationalists, the business community from the DMV area, entrepreneurs, small and large, entrepreneurship competitors, parents/guardians, politicians, faith based organizations, the diplomatic community, the media and much more. It is also open to the general public and those who care about the economic well being and empowerment of the next generation.
"This is another exciting landmark and impact convention by WETATi.I look forward to receiving the students from the area schools and the general public to this life changing event.
WETATi and the Nyumburu Cutural Center, UMCP are poised to helping the NextGeneration to change their economic narratives through entrepreneurship education and competition the way only WETATi can."– Anne Reese Carswell, Associate Director, Nyumburu CulturalCenter, UMCP"
I see the tremendous amount of work that you and your organizationare doing for our community....I have officially nominated WETATi asa recipient for the 2018 Truett Cathy's True Inspiration Award. Ilook forward to participating in this years convention"– Brandon Hurst, Owner/Operator, Chick-fil-A Inner Harbor"
WETATi, is an Award-winning (2017 RECIPIENT OF MD GOVERNOR'S CITATION AWARD IN MAKING IMPACT IN MD ECONOMY & COMMUNITY SERVICE)nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate and empower the youths, students, next generation and the millennial about the importance of creating their own opportunities through a mind set shift and changing their narrative from a job seeking to an entrepreneurship mentality using the multifaceted practical and experiential programs with our strategic partners. WETATi is working with several communities Elementary, Middle, and High schools,Colleges, Universities and millennial .
Ambassador Dr. Margaret Dureke
President & CEO
P.O. Box 1164 , Riverdale, MD 20738