Get Involved

GEW 2020: November 16 - 22, 2020

This November, GEN celebrates 12 years of helping millions of people unleash their ideas to start and scale new businesses through Global Entrepreneurship Week. The campaign began in 2008 with an emphasis on inspiring young people to make their mark and has grown to engage entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers, researchers, and support organizations advancing innovation and economic growth in 180+ countries around the world.

35,000+ activities hosted by 15,000 partner organizations and leaders will engage more than 10 million participants during #GEW2020, connecting them to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors. 

Here's how YOU can get involved!


Step 1: Create Your GEN Profile

It all starts by joining GEN.

Click here on Join GEN to create your profile or navigate to the upper right hand corner of the GEN website

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Step 2: Organize an Event or Activity 

Inspire your local entrepreneurial community to engage in events and activities, while connecting them to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors. By organizing an event or activity during GEW, you will help strengthen your local startup ecosystem while taking part of a global movement.

For event ideas, check out our GEW Signature Activities and Ideas Bank.

Click here to Add your Event or navigate to Add Your GEW Activity on the GEW Homepage.


Step 3: Find an Event or Activity

Tens of thousands of events, activities and competitions take place during GEW each year. 

Click here to Find Events or navigate to the list by navigating to Find an Activity on the GEW Homepage.


Step 4: Connect + Engage

GEN includes individuals and organizations from all parts of the entrepreneurial ecosystems of more than 180 countries. This is where you can find, connect and collaborate with entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, policymakers and others promoting entrepreneurship around the world.

Use the GEN Member Directory to find and connect with other #GEW2020 participants and organizers.

Click the Message button on their profile page to send them a note. Messages you receive from other members can be found on your profile page on the Message tab.  


Step 5: Join the Global Conversation

Participate in the campaign through social media using the official hashtag: #GEW2020

Follow us and tag us:

Official hashtags: #GEW2020, #Inclusion, #Ecosystems, #Education, #Policy

Find graphics, logos, and key messaging in our GEW Social Media Toolkit.