Posts Tagged ‘Global Entrepreneurship Week’

GEW 2012 Starts Today!

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Global Entrepreneurship Week starts today and runs through November 18. So far, Dropifi (an app that helps ecommerce businesses to connect more effectively with customers) won the award for most innovative startup, and hundreds of new business were created. Many more events are coming up this week in over 130 countries.

Read more about GEW’s kickoff and this week’s activities here.

The Impact of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2012

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

A new Sketchbook video illustrates the impact of Global Entrepreneurship Week, which features over 30,000 events worldwide from November 12 through 18.

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2012

Monday, September 10th, 2012

This year’s Global Entrepreneurship Week, “the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators,” is being held November 12 through November 18. There are more than 30,000 events planned worldwide including Startup Weekend, the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards, and the Creativity World Forum.

Check out the events scheduled for your part of the world here.

Watch a video about last year’s Global Entrepreneurship Week below:

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011

Monday, May 16th, 2011

This year’s Global Entrepreneurship Week will take place from November 14 – 20. Last year, over 400,000 Americans participated in all 50 states. GEW promotes innovation, creativity, job creation, and economic growth through a variety of activities, which include: a competition to find the 50 most promising startups worldwide; a clean technology competition; a competition to win a free yearlong trip around the world; and Startup Weekend, a networking event focused on creating new startups.

Learn more about GEW 2011 here.

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2010 Starts November 16

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Global Entrepreneurship Week starts November 16. From the website: “For one week, millions of young people around the world join a growing movement of entrepreneurial people, to generate new ideas and to seek better ways of doing things. Countries across six continents come together to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week, an initiative to inspire young people to embrace innovation, imagination and creativity. To think big. To turn their ideas into reality. To make their mark.”

Find out about Entrepreneurship Week events in the United States here.

The importance of fostering entrepreneurship globally

Friday, November 21st, 2008

Tim Kane, Senior Fellow at the Kauffman Foundation, gave this speech at the launch event of Global Entrepreneurship Week in Seoul, South Korea. Key quote:

Let’s not listen to those who say entrepreneurs are crazy. Investors often see failure as an asset in your record—not a liability. To them, failure suggests a tolerance for risk, a perseverance to succeed and, most important, a passion to push the envelope. So don’t give up. Learn from every mistake. And at each step, seek out and capitalize on the resources available to you, of the monetary and human varieties.

As for the rest of us, it’s our imperative to support the new generation of entrepreneurs and keep the pipeline of innovative ideas full and flowing. Young entrepreneurs are the world’s greatest natural resource. Innovators and those who inspire, connect and mentor them will lead the way out of economic danger and toward greater prosperity for all of society.

Global Entrepreneurship Week

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Check out Global Entrepreneurship Week, founded by the U.S.-based Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the U.K.’s Make Your Mark campaign. During that week, young people gather from around the world to generate and exchange entrepreneurial ideas. This year’s event takes place November 17 through 23. So far, 75 countries are participating by sponsoring and holding activities during that week.