Today marks the beginning of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2017
, a worldwide celebration inspiring entrepreneurial ecosystems to increase connectivity among accelerators, incubators, startups, corporations, policymakers and community leaders to support small businesses. It takes place on November 13-19, 2017.
Here's more about #GEW2017 from the Global Entrepreneurship Network
Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. During one week each November, GEW inspires people in more than 170 countries through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators. Thousands of activities, from large-scale competitions and events to intimate networking gatherings, connect participants to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors—introducing them to new possibilities and exciting opportunities. Global Entrepreneurship Week began in 2008 and is an annual campaign led by the Global Entrepreneurship Network.
Attend an event - see what's happening in your community and what resources are available to help you on your entrepreneurial path. Discover GEW events near you this November.
Host an event - anyone can participate in GEW. Just schedule an event that celebrates, educates and connects entrepreneurs in your community during GEW in November. Register the event on our website and download the logo to help promote your event. Join the network and register your event here.
Become an organizing partner - Make your city a GEW city by applying to organize GEW for your community. Organizer responsibilities include hosting a launch event on the Monday of GEW, collaborating with other local community leaders, inviting local partners to host events that support entrepreneurship, and working with GEW HQ to promote and highlight your city as an inspiration for other global cities working to increase their support for entrepreneurs. Apply Here.
Make global connections - Share your tips for attracting talent, retaining big name companies, and supporting entrepreneurs at the city level with other cities around the world. Co-host a virtual event or program with a city that closely aligns with yours.