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.
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, envisioning one global entrepreneurial ecosystem open to all.
There are four themes for GEW 2020: Ecosystems, Education, Inclusion and Policy.
To highlight the contributions of some of our global hosts, we will be publishing a series of articles in the weeks and months ahead of GEW. To get started, we spoke with a few veteran organizers from GEW 2019. We were eager to learn how GEW has impacted their startup ecosystem and what they are hoping to accomplish in 2020.
As we add articles, we will update the list below:
- Colombia Believes in the Power of Entrepreneurship Despite Pandemic
Interview with Julian Esteban Gutierrez Rodriguez, National Director of REUNE (University Network of Entrepreneurship)
GEW Colombia National Host
- Bangladesh Ecosystem Grows Through GEW Powered Events
Interview with Asif Iqbal, Professor of Entrepreneurship at Daffodil International University
GEW Bangladesh National Host
- Minister of Youth and Sport Christian Ndonga Reflefts on GEW Chad
Interview with Christian Routouang Mohamed Ndonga, Minister of Youth + Sport
Former GEW Chad National Host
- Turkey Seeks Support From GEW to Mend Consequences Post COVID19
Interview with Hilal Gerçek, Entrepreneurship Program Director of Habitat Turkey
GEW Turkey National Host
- Vietnam Works to Create Better Business Environments
Interview with Nguyễn Thị Hạnh, Deputy Director of Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce and Industry
GEW Vietnam National Host
- Seychelles Fortifies Entrepreneurship Development Through GEW
Interview with Stephanie Laure, Principal Policy Analyst at the Department of Industry and Entrepreneurship Development
GEW Seychelles National Host
- The United Kingdom's Relaunch of GEW
Interview with Elaine Gold, Co-Founder and Executive Director of GEN UK
GEW United Kingdom National Host
- Dominican Republic Wants to Foster Entrepreneurial Growth Despite Pandemic
Interview with Patricia Acosta
GEW Dominican Republic National Host
Taking GEW + Entrepreneurship to the Next Level : Youth Business Trinidad and Tobago
Interview with Shedron Collins, General Manager at the Youth Business Trinidad and Tobago
GEW Trinidad and Tobago National Host