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November 8-11, 2021

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Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is promoted by the Global Entrepreneurship Network which operates an array of programs in 170 countries aimed at making it easier for anyone, anywhere to start and scale a business. GEW is a platform for organizations and individuals to collaborate and engage while putting a spotlight on entrepreneurs. During this week, Barton LLP will host daily virtual events, assembling a varied collection of individuals, companies, and organizations to leverage the power of new ideas and innovation in order to stimulate economic growth. Check out our event lineup below...we can't wait to see you there!

Entrepreneurially Speaking

What it Takes to Build a

Successful Brand

Monday, Nov. 8th

12:30 pm -1:30 pm ET

Barton LLP Managing Partner Roger Barton will host a fireside-like-chat with nationally acclaimed brand building expert Dave McTague. As CEO, Dave led Nike brand Cole Haan’s $600M sale to Apax. Over the course of Dave’s nearly 30 years of business, he has led and operated a myriad of successful brands from raw start up, digitally native to complex global wholesale and retail to rebuilding businesses to well over $800M in individual business revenue. Learn how Dave drove and activated some of the most successful brands and cutting-edge business initiatives, including the products and brand creation for Ellen DeGeneres across 30 categories from digitally native to multi-tiered global retail distribution. Dave will talk about his latest venture, Search and State, a New York City-produced performance and lifestyle apparel, co-founded with his son, Riley McTague, who will also join the program. Welcome to searchandstate.com and what’s behind the making of a hand-made-in-New York product, brand, and global enterprise. 

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BritishAmerican Business, Inc. (BAB) Accelerate:



Tuesday, Nov. 9th

11:00 am -12:00 pm ET

BAB, the preeminent international trade association between the United States and the United Kingdom, will bring together a panel of seasoned entrepreneurs, including Ruchit Majmudar of JetBlue Technology Ventures, Ian Meiers of Cad & The Dandy tailors and shirtmakers, and Emma Sinclair of EnterpriseAlumni, to discuss their journeys of expansion and growth and the challenges they have faced, especially in the midst of a global pandemic. The panel will be moderated by Diya Luke, Northeast Region Leader for Willis Towers Watson. We will discuss a variety of topics including the economic forces that are shaping entrepreneurship, how to remain nimble in an everchanging environment, how to access key resources, and how to measure the “window of opportunity.” We look forward to an interactive discussion among panelists and attendees.

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Introducing the Entrepreneurs

of Tomorrow

Wednesday, Nov. 10th

12:00 pm -1:00 pm ET

Barton is proud to partner with BUILD NYC, a national nonprofit organization committed to educating the next generation of entrepreneurs through experiential learning and soft skills development. BUILD CEO Ayele Shakur will discuss how entrepreneurship can act as a launch pad for success and how giving back in even small ways can have resounding effects in a community. Perfect examples of this growing success will be showcased as a current student and/or alum will have the opportunity to interview a prominent entrepreneur and learn the skills needed, the trends to be mindful of, and what the future holds.


Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) of


Thursday, Nov. 11th

12:30 pm -1:30 pm ET

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) is becoming increasingly important to a larger contingent of investors and governments as businesses are held to certain ethical and sustainability standards. An all-star panel of experts, featuring Nick Gogerty of Carbon Finance Labs, Michael Vigario of ACT Commodities, and Carl Weatherley-White of Advantage Capital, will discuss cutting edge climate finance initiatives, implications for entrepreneurs, and ways your business can boost its ESG profile to attract socially conscious investors.

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