A Global Entrepreneurship Week Message from Canada
Karen Greve Young, CEO of Futurpreneur, the host organization that runs the national Global Entrepreneurship Week campaign in Canada, covers highlights of the 2021 campaign.
Julia
DiLeo
United States
9 Nov 2021

Karen Greve Young, CEO of Futurpreneur, the host organization that runs the national Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) campaign in Canada, covers highlights of the 2021 campaign.

"Innovation and entrepreneurship have never been as important as they are today, as we face the prolonged impact and aftermath of COVID-19. It's wonderful that we can come together, to support, to promote, and to encourage and celebrate young entrepreneurs across Canada and across the world, as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week," says Greve Young.

She outlines that a number of events are taking place in celebration of GEW throughout the week, but focused on highlighting three key events: "Take Your Side Hustle to the Next Level"; "Investing in Indigenous Economies"; and a 4 part-session titled "Investing in the Next Generation of Black Young Entrepreneurs." 

Futurpreneur helped spread word of the campaign across the country, reaching Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, where he issued the following statement on Global Entrepreneurship Week.

"During Global Entrepreneurship Week, we celebrate the ingenuity and hard work of entrepreneurs, and thank them for their important contributions to Canada’s economic prosperity. This week is designed to connect people around the world with the tools and resources they need to engage in entrepreneurial activity, transform their ideas into products and services, and unlock economic opportunities."

Read Prime Minister Trudeau's full statement on Global Entrepreneurship Week here.

To learn more about GEW Canada and to register for events, visit us here.

Julia DiLeo

Digital Communications Associate | Global Entrepreneurship Network

Julia DiLeo is a Digital Communications Associate at the Global Entrepreneurship Network. She joined GEN in May, 2020 and is involved in all… More