Editor’s note: This week, UNC hosts 13 events in celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week. Aaron Scarboro offers a preview for ExitEvent, which is a news partner of WRAL TechWire.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – When you work around startups, every week is entrepreneurship week. Days are consumed by lean methodology, value propositions, market opportunities, innovative solutions and a dozen other buzzwords I’ve programmed myself to respond to like Pavlov’s dog salivating at the sound of a bell. It’s a great space to work in. Entrepreneurs are some of the most passionate, courageous problem solvers you will ever meet.

But it’s a foreign environment for those who are unfamiliar with it. My friends and family don’t really get what it’s all about. They either imagine long hours in a dark basement or something like the HBO series Silicon Valley. Every once in a while it’s nice to get the entrepreneurship community together to bond over common experiences and share stories of success and failure.

That’s why I’m looking forward to Global Entrepreneurship Week at the University of North Carolina.

Once a year in 265 locations across the world, people from 140 countries come together to celebrate entrepreneurship. For the last two years, UNC has ranked as one of GEW’s top university partners nationwide, a credit to the resources Carolina has dedicated to entrepreneurship and innovation, as well as the Triangle’s collaborative startup community.

The full story can be read at ExitEvent.