ICK brings GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK in Kosovo for the 2nd time

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.

GEW is more than just an awareness campaign. It is a platform for connection and collaboration—engaging all players along the entrepreneurship spectrum in strengthening ecosystems around the world.

During 2012 alone, presidents and prime ministers from 20 countries supported Global Entrepreneurship Week while 93 ministers from 54 countries participated by speaking at activities during the Week, filming statements of support or otherwise endorsing the national campaigns in their countries.

Global Entrepreneurship Week is supported by: KAUFFMAN Foundation, DELL, Startup Weekend, ENDEAVOR, Entrepreneurs’ Organization, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, Youth Business International, JA Worldwide, Center for International Private Enterprise, MIT Enterprise Forum, DECA, Youth Employment Network, International Labour Organization ect.

Some of GEW 2013 VIP Partners: Barack Obama (President/USA), Stephen Harper (Prime Minister/Canada), Xi Jinping (President/China), Ivo Josipovic (President/Croatia), Jiri Cienciala (Minister of Industry and Trade/Czech Republic), Osman Saleh (Minister of Investment/Egypt), Philip Rosler (Minister of Technologu and Economics/Germany), Janos Martonyi (Minister of Foreign Affairs/Hungary), Enda Kenny (Prime Minister/Ireland), Benjamin Netanyahu (Prime Minister/Israel) and more.

During the 2013, 140 countries celebrated the entrepreneurship, through 25,621 activities conducted by 9,925 partners, engaging more than 6 million participants.

On June 2013, Innovation Centre Kosovo was recognized and announced as a formal host of Global Entrepreneurship Week / Kosovo. For the first time, ICK representing Kosovo, is a part of a selected group of leaders advancing entrepreneurship around the world, driven by thousands of organizations and companies. IMG_5290

During 2014, Global Entrepreneurship Week (November 17-23)  includes its featured events, such as: Startup Open, Global Startup Battle, Cleantech Open Global Ideas Competition, Creative Business Cup, Get in the Ring, Startup Cup, Startup Weekend and Cofunderslab.

Female entrepreneurship takes center-stage this November as Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) launches on November 19, 2014, as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. The day is an opportunity to celebrate, engage and empower female entrepreneurs as part of the larger global entrepreneurship celebration.
Through both national and local events and activities, hosted in partnership with entrepreneurial organizations and supporters across Kosovo, we will be celebrating entrepreneurs and inspired kosovars to follow their passion and choose entrepreneurship as a career.

See you on November.