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 everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators. These 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.
The 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) will be its largest celebration of entrepreneurship yet, with events in 160 countries. From November 16-22, roughly 10 million people will take part in the eighth annual celebration, recognizing and supporting entrepreneurs from around the world.
Global Entrepreneurship Week continues to attract and engage high-profile entrepreneurs who are enthusiastic to share their personal experiences and insights—including Richard Branson, Michael Dell, Russell Simmons, Muhammad Yunus, Mark Cuban and others. Meanwhile, world leaders on each continent and local elected officials alike have embraced the campaign—through proclamations as well as participation—as they look to fuel the economic engine of high-growth startups in their own countries and communities.
But GEW is more than just an awareness campaign supported by world leaders and celebrity entrepreneurs. It is about unleashing ideas and doing what it takes to bring them to life—spotting opportunities, taking risks, solving problems, being creative, building connections and learning from both failure and success. It is about thinking big and making your mark on the world—doing good while doing well at the same time.
This year’s Global Entrepreneurship Week features several themes meant to provide innovators the tools, resources and advice to launch new businesses. Throughout the week, GEW partners around the world will help entrepreneurs of all levels start and scale new ventures through events, activities and competitions that introduce participants to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors. While the activities will vary greatly in size and scope, many will touch on trends in the following areas: Investor, Youth, Cities & Gender.
Launched in 2008 by the Kauffman Foundation, Global Entrepreneurship Week has quickly grown to include more than 25,000 events, activities and competitions. To learn more about all of the Global Entrepreneurship Week events and see a list of participating countries and supporting organizations, visitwww.gew.co.
Global Entrepreneurship Week Kosovo is hosted by Innovation Centre Kosovo (ICK).
GEW Kosovo partners: Innovation Centre Kosovo, STIKK , AUK, American Chamber of Commerce, CEED Kosovo, Universum College, KOSBAN, Business Consultants Council, Kosovo United States Alumni, KOSME, Jakova Innovation Center, Prishtina Hackerspace, Kosovar Youth Council, International Business College Mitrovica, Youth Council of the US Embassy, American Corner, G7 – Kosovo Women Chamber of Commerce, BarCamp, Ministry of Economic Development, Ministry of Diaspora, kosovo-info.com and Telegrafi.com
GEW Kosovo supporters: Embassy of Sweden Pristina, USAID Kosovo and British Council.