RALEIGH – North Carolina State University is kicking off its annual celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week today.

Throughout this week, November 18-24, NC State Entrepreneurship and campus partners will be hosting a series of panel discussions, networking events and keynotes, as well as an alumni startup showcase, a pitch competition and a film screening.

NC State’s programming is part of the international Global Entrepreneurship Week program, which involves over 35,000 events in 170 countries.

This week’s activities come just days after NCSU’s business and startup-related programs and the university itself were recognized for their efforts in entrepreneurship.

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Here’s a quick rundown of the week’s activities:

Monday, November 18

Meet the Founders, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. @Talley Student Union – NC State students, faculty/staff and alumni are invited to a casual lunch with local startup founders.

GEW Kickoff: Entrepreneur Showcase, 6-8 p.m. @Dorothy & Roy Park Alumni Center – NC State alumni, students, faculty/staff and community members are invited to kick off Global Entrepreneurship Week with a showcase of alumni ventures and programs, including MyOneLeash, Retrieving Hearts, 700 Rivers, glasspass, Connectivity Solutions Direct, YouEmbark, Reborn Clothing Co., Sani, SiNON, Line + Tow, 12th Estate, 321 Coffee, STEMedia, PublicInput and Coworks.

Tuesday, November 19

Speed Networking with Impact Entrepreneurs, 4:30-6 p.m. @Port City Java, NCSU Nelson Hall – Students can meet one-on-one with Triangle-based impact entrepreneurs who are creating positive change in the local community and beyond.

‘Entrepreneur’ Film Screening, 6:30-8 p.m. @Witherspoon Student Center Campus Theater – Join NC State Global and NC State University Libraries for a screening of “Entrepreneur,” a Finnish documentary that tells the story of two different sets of entrepreneurs.

Wednesday, November 20

Mentorship Mixer, 6-8 p.m. @The Pink Ceiling – Come out to the Pink Ceiling for hors d’oeuvres and casual networking with some of the area’s top innovators.

Thursday, November 21

Wolf Den Pitch Competition, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @Duke Energy Hall – At this Shark Tank-inspired event, six student teams will get to pitch their business concept to a live audience and panel of judges, including Neo IP Founder JiNan Glasgow George, Dude Solutions Founder Lee Prevost and Second Nature Co-Founder Kevin Barry. Over $2,000 in awards will be distributed at the judges’ discretion. Participating startups include: Translation app Sol, creator/artist platform ZipToVip, mobility device Exo, hybrid technology startup Flux Hybrids, nonprofit coffee shop 321 Coffee and casino automation platform Chip Vision.

Friday, November 22

Convos with Pros, 1-4 p.m. @Dorothy & Roy Park Alumni Center – NC State’s Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs is hosting a workshop on personal branding and the financials of starting, maintaining and scaling a business as a student.