Global Entrepreneurship Week:
November 17-23, 2019

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Hudson’s celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week returns for the sixth consecutive year, November 17-23, 2019. Hudson is a city full of large and small business endeavors in all stages of development and maturity. Many city-wide events are planned to celebrate entrepreneurship in the City of Hudson, including the annual Business Awards Breakfast, “Pitch Night” at the Hudson Library and a community read.


2019 GEW Events:

Community Read

The library will kick off Global Entrepreneurship Week with a “Community Read” of Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear. Multiple copies of the book will be available to borrow at the Hudson Library & Historical Society or purchase at the Learned Owl Book Shop.


Tuesday, November 19, 6:30 p.m. – Hudson Library & Historical Societypitch-night-logo-websize

In celebration of the Burton D. Morgan Foundation’s 50th Anniversary, the Hudson Library will host its fifth annual “Pitch Night” where entrepreneurs can pitch their business ideas to a panel of expert judges. The public is welcome to participate as a member of the audience and watch the competition. Participants will need to apply online for one of the 7-minute time slots available for this “shark tank” style program. Online applications will be accepted starting Monday, October 7, and must be received by Monday, October 28, 2019. For more information and a link to register, please click here.


Tuesday, November 119, 6:30 p.m. – Allstate Risk Management Center

Hackathon: Hack19 is a day-long event where high school groups from Hudson develop a proposal to solve an issue facing the community. Registration details to be announced.


Thursday, November 21, 7:30 a.m. – JoAnn Stores Conference Center

The Hudson Area Chamber of OfficialHudsonChamberWeb2Commerce and the City of Hudson will present the Annual Awards Breakfast at the JoAnn Stores Conference Center. One or more outstanding businesses and individuals will be recognized for their contributions to the Hudson economy and the quality of life in Hudson. Reservations can be made online at


Thursday, November 21, 6:00 p.m. – Hudson Library & Historical Society

The Hudson Library will host its second annual Teen/Tween “Pitch Night” where young entrepreneurs can pitch their business ideas to a panel of expert judges for cash prizes. Two age group prizes will be awarded: Tween (Grades 6-8) and Teen (Grades 9-12). Registration details to be announced.


Saturday, November 23 – Small Business SaturdaySmall business saturday

Finish off 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Week by shopping in downtown
Hudson for Small Business Saturday.  Come out and support your local businesses and business owners and find out what these fabulous individuals have to offer.


The 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Week in Hudson is generously supported by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation, the City of Hudson and Northwest Bank, with assistance from The Hudson Library & Historical Society, Destination Hudson and the Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce. More information and links to register can be found at and