Global Entrepreneurship Week:
November 16-22, 2020

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Hudson’s celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week returns for the sixth consecutive year, November 16-22, 2020. 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.


2020 GEW Events:

Community Read

The library will kick off Global Entrepreneurship Week with a “Community Read” of The Leader’s Guide to Unconscious Bias: How to Reframe Bias, Cultivate Connection, and Create High-Performing Teams by Pamela Fuller. According to a Booklist starred review, “Each chapter contains data, observations, and anecdotes, and ends with helpful exercises for readers to reflect on the way bias has shaped their perception, values, and beliefs…This timely book is full of opportunities for leaders and employees to rethink how to address and mitigate bias mistreatments in the workplace.” 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 17, 6:30 p.m. – Hudson Library & Historical Society(Virtual)pitch-night-logo-websize

In celebration of the Burton D. Morgan Foundation’s 50th Anniversary, the Hudson Library will host its eighth 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 5-minute time slots available for this “shark tank” style program. Online applications will be accepted starting Monday, October 5, and must be received by Monday, October 26, 2020. For more information, please click here.


Thursday, November 19, 6:00 p.m. – Hudson Library & Historical Society (Virtual)

The Hudson Library will host its third 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.


The 2020 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 city events and links to register can be found at