About Global Entrepreneurship Week
Global Entrepreneurship Week is a collection of tens of thousands of activities, competitions and events in 170+ countries each November aimed at making it easier for anyone, anywhere to start and scale a company.
Founded in 2008, GEW inspires millions each year to explore their potential while fostering connections and increasing collaboration within their ecosystems to empower entrepreneurs and strengthen communities.
In the United States alone, there are 2,500 partner organizations that conduct about 5,000 activities across all 50 states.
Diversity is a driver of innovation and economies suffer if a group of people are underrepresented or face structural barriers. Global Entrepreneurship Week reaches beyond traditional startup hubs like Silicon Valley, New York and Boston - envisioning one entrepreneurial ecosystem open to all, including smaller cities and towns and previously marginalized communities.
There are four themes for GEW 2020: Ecosystems, Education, Inclusion and Policy.
Tim Nangombe and his team that worked on an application for the visually and hearing impaired in Namibia including local vernacular languages, arranged with GEN Namibia to have a virtual session on entrepreneurship during the upcoming #GEW2020.
This will be a definite first for GEN Namibia to have a session with interpreters to streamline inclusiveness for the underserved communities in Namibia.
The topic will address, "How to raise funds for your startup" while having an impairment.
Tim and Pelgrina, will lead the session. They will be using their "Talk to Me" application that was developed during the first part of 2020. Pelgrina participated in the Entrepreneurship World Cup presenting the application. She was assisted by Tim and was placed runner up to the winner, nationally. #EWC2020
The estimated visual impairment in Namibia reaches 2,77% of a total population of 2.5 million.
See attached map for distribution of numbers across the country