CELEBRATE | November 15, 2018

Communities Around the World Celebrating Entrepreneurs during GEW 2018

Photo Credit: Futurepreneur Canada

As Global Entrepreneurship Week is happening all over the world, we would like to show you some of the events the participating countries celebrate with. This roundup highlights the global programs and events that are taking place right in this moment to bring the entrepreneurial world closer to us.

 

BELARUS

Excerpt from the Belarusian Telegraph Agency

Global Entrepreneurship Week has kicked off in Belarus on 12 November. The centerpiece of the event is the country's first exhibition-forum of innovative companies and startups that is taking place at the BelExpo exhibition center. The goal of the forum is to bring together entrepreneurs and government officials who will be able to share best practices, outline development strategies, forge new contacts and get new experience. The Belbiz Battle startup competition 2018 will be held on 13 November with support of the British Embassy in Belarus. The program of the forum also features an event for children and teenagers – the AdVenture business conference.

 

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INDONESIA

Excerpt from the Borneo Post Online

This year’s Global Entrepreneurship Week coincides with Shell LiveWIRE, which is the global flagship enterprise development programme of Shell. The vision of the programme is to strengthen local economies by promoting entrepreneurship, innovation and meaningful employment. It enables young people around the world to start up and run viable businesses. Sarawakians Haaziq Ibrahim and Jeff Wee are representing the country during Shell LiveWIRE Top 10 Innovators Event 2018, which is being held in Kuching for the first time.

 

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SOUTH AFRICA

Excerpt from Business Report

The launch of the Microsoft Head Start program in South Africa coincides with their locally celebrated Global Entrepreneurship Week. The support program will boost tech startups by giving them open access to wide-ranging skills development resources, coaches and mentors, a fully-fledged customer network, and the platform on which to build their products and services. Head Start is a complete program that will help tech startups innovate in the most trusted cloud, Azure, while strengthening the local startup system and preparing them to sell to the global marketplace.

 

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OMAN

Excerpt from the Times of Oman

A series of events in line with the Global Entrepreneurship Week started at the National Business Centre in the Knowledge Oasis Muscat on Sunday. The inauguration event featured success stories of a Kuwaiti and Omani entrepreneurs in addition to an accompanying small and medium enterprises (SMEs) exhibition. During GEW 2018 Oman, an event called  Reyooq will be held to highlight employment challenges. These kind of events offer a platform for interactive discussions and exchange of views on major sectors in the Sultanate and thus encourage entrepreneurs to start businesses in these sectors.

 

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QATAR

Excerpt from The Peninsula

QDB, the state-backed agency, in keeping up with its strides to offer growth paradigms to new age entrepreneurs, is hosting the event under the theme “Turning Challenges into Opportunities”, during the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), from November 11 – 13, 2018. The three-day event, held under the patronage of the Prime Minister and Interior Minister H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, is witnessing activities, workshops, success stories and keynote speeches.

 

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CANADA

Excerpt from GlobeNewswire

To celebrate young entrepreneurs and their contributions, Futurpreneur Canada is excited to partner with the Global Entrepreneurship Network for the 10th consecutive year as Canada’s official host of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). This year, GEW highlights four critical themes, two of which are the value women and youth bring to the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Futurpreneur is proud to highlight the following activations across the country: during GEW, the Canada Community Challenge awards the most most entrepreneurial city in Canada, the city that hosts the most entrepreneurial events per capita during the week. For a celebration of inspiring young Canadian female entrepreneurs you can join Trailblazers 2018, and to learn about the key insights of into the young entrepreneurial ecosystem you can attend a webinar called Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (“GEM”) Report on Youth Entrepreneurship.

 

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