Audience Guides

Global Entrepreneurship Week has something in it for everyone - whether you are an experienced entrepreneur, just starting out or someone focused on strengthening startup ecosystems through innovative policies or programs. The guides below are intended to help you better understand how to get involved.

GEW Guide for Encore Entrepreneurs
GEW Guide for Encore Entrepreneurs
Powered By: GEN, AARP
Encore entrepreneurs are more likely to achieve high growth than young founders. Celebrate and support encore entrepreneurs this GEW.
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GEW Guide for Military Entrepreneurs
GEW Guide for Military Entrepreneurs
Powered By: GEN
Veteran entrepreneurs are entering the workforce with unique skills and as a second or later career. Celebrate and support them during GEW.
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GEW Guide for Chambers of Commerce
GEW Guide for Chambers of Commerce
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Chambers of commerce support business communities and entrepreneurs across the United States. Engage your chamber in GEW with this guide.
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GEW Guide for Rural Entrepreneurs
GEW Guide for Rural Entrepreneurs
Powered By: GEN
Entrepreneurship is on the rise in rural communities. Celebrate and support small town founders during GEW.
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GEW USA Guide for Colleges + Universities
GEW USA Guide for Colleges + Universities
Powered By: GEN
Participate in GEW to celebrate, support and spotlight campus programming, students and alums.
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GEW USA Guide for Partners
GEW USA Guide for Partners
Powered By: GEN
Partners are encouraged to plan GEW activities tailored to their needs. Get started with this guide.
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GEW USA Guide for Policymakers
GEW USA Guide for Policymakers
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Policymakers play a critical role in supporting entrepreneurs to start and scale businesses. Organize a policy event during GEW with this guide.
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GEW Guide for Small Business Development Centers
GEW Guide for Small Business Development Centers
Powered By: GEN, America's SBDC
SBDCs are the starting point and primary resource for many entrepreneurs. Engage your SBDC during GEW with this guide.
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GEW Guide for Black Entrepreneurs
GEW Guide for Black Entrepreneurs
Powered By: GEN, NAACP
Black founders are one of the fastest growing demographics of entrepreneurs in the United States. However, they are still underrepresented and face…
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GEW Guide for Investors
GEW Guide for Investors
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Global Entrepreneurship Week highlights investors across the country and around the world who are providing access to capital and funding startups.…
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GEW Guide for Community Colleges
GEW Guide for Community Colleges
Powered By: GEN, NACCE
Community colleges play a critical role in the entrepreneurial ecosystem by providing education, training and workforce development. They can foster…
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GEW Guide for Latinx Entrepreneurs
GEW Guide for Latinx Entrepreneurs
Powered By: GEN
Global Entrepreneurship Week highlights Latinx entrepreneurs across the country and around the world and those who are developing new tools to…
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GEW Guide for Asian Entrepreneurs
GEW Guide for Asian Entrepreneurs
Powered By: GEN, USPAACC
Asian entrepreneurs are one of the largest demographics of minority entrepreneurs in the United States. However, they are still underrepresented and…
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GEW Guide for Women Entrepreneurs
GEW Guide for Women Entrepreneurs
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Women are vital to the entrepreneurial ecosystem - from small businesses on main street to companies going public. However, women entrepreneurs face…
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GEW Guide for LGBTQ+ Entrepreneurs
GEW Guide for LGBTQ+ Entrepreneurs
Powered By: GEN, StartOut
LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs are a largely underrepresented group of entrepreneurs and face barriers when starting and growing a business. With the growing…
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GEW Guide for Makers
GEW Guide for Makers
Powered By: GEN
Makers are a critical part of the entrepreneurial ecosystem with their own needs for funding and resources as creatives. The Maker Movement is…
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GEW Guide for Policy Advocates
GEW Guide for Policy Advocates
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Entrepreneurship ecosystems are led by those starting and growing new businesses but local, state and federal government play an important role too.…
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