Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) works to gather entrepreneurs around the world – bringing new audiences together and strengthening the connections of local ecosystems everywhere.
GEW 2021 took place in more than 180 countries with over 20,000 partners, 40,000 activities and 10 million people worldwide. Although Global Entrepreneurship Week has concluded, events and activities inspired by the week are still taking place and making the news across every continent. The GEW team will continue to share a weekly roundup of some of the amazing things that are happening in support of GEW on every continent.
Through the GEW Weekly Roundup, you will find a collection of 'global picks' that explore each of the four themes for this year's celebration: Education, Ecosystems, Policy and Inclusion. Below is a look at a handful of today's press coverage.
College Hosts Workshops for Global Entrepreneurship Week
(FE News // United Kingdom)
Barnsley College students had the opportunity to take part in a range of workshops with a panel of guest speakers, including the CEO of chocolate company Green and Blacks, as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW).
NFTE Marks Global Entrepreneurship Week with Fourth Annual Global Goals Conversation
(Global Newswire // United Nations)
NFTE’s UN Global Goals Conversation is a program of the World Series of Innovation, an online competition that invites young people to propose innovative ideas to tackle difficult challenges and advance the UN SDGs. The Global Goals Conversation and the World Series of Innovation are produced as part of NFTE’s commitment to Global Entrepreneurship Week.
Indian Team Triumphant in Inaugural Inspiring Futures Event During GEW
(Zawya // India)
Emertech Innovations, whose supply-chain solution provides data to support a fairer deal for farmers and other supply chains has received industry recognition for its work at the inaugural Inspiring Futures, which supports entrepreneurship in UAE. Inspiring Futures was supported by FedEx Express and was hosted as a part of Global Entrepreneurship Week.
GEW Hackathon Comes to a Thrilling End
(Soweto Urban // South Africa)
Over 210 applications were received with 48 teams selected to participate in 6 different challenge sectors. The prize money was combined at R1.2 million.
IRADA Conducts 34 Events as Part of Global Entrepreneurship Week
(Ammon News // Jordan)
The IRADA program held 34 events within the framework of Global Entrepreneurship Week in its 13th edition, with the participation of 639 individuals from various areas within the Kingdom.
Bangladeshi Students Learn about US Education Opportunities in EMK’s IEW campaign
(The Business Standard // Bangladesh)
More than one thousand Bangladeshi students learned all about higher study opportunities in the U.S. during the EMK Center's International Education Week 2021 campaign held in conjunction with Global Entrepreneurship Week.
Women’s Entrepreneurship Accelerator Partners with the WE Empower UN SDG Challenge to Maximize Women Entrepreneurship
(Yahoo Finance // United States)
The Women’s Entrepreneurship Accelerator (WEA), a strategic multi-partnership convening five United Nations agencies and Mary Kay, Inc., in support of Global Entrepreneurship Week and Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, announced a partnership with WE Empower UN SDG challenge, a first-of-its-kind competition for women social entrepreneurs across the world.
MCB, CHATA and Global Entrepreneurship Week Curaçao put Eleven Companies in the Spotlight
(Curacao Chronicle // Curacao)
Maduro & Curiël's Bank (MCB), CHATA and the Global Entrepreneurship Week Curacao have put eleven companies in the spotlight for GEW. Each company received recognition for their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.
GEW Organizers in Jamaica Focus on Climate Impact
(Jamaica Gleaner // Jamaica)
Last week, Jamaica joined over 100 countries around the world in celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week. The theme for several countries this year centered on rebuilding and rebooting in the wake of the global pandemic. In leu of that, organizers in the country are working to impact entrepreneurial action that will not only reboot and rebuild the country’s economy, but also address the issue of climate change.
- EDB joins GEN to Mark Global Entrepreneurship Week
(Sunday Observer // Sri Lanka)
Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) Chairman Suresh de Mel is the Sri Lanka representative of the Global Entrepreneurship Network. The nation’s entrepreneurs – including exporters – played a pivotal role over the past two years despite serious challenges and obstacles to safeguard the livelihoods of citizens, as examined during GEW 2021.
- Swedish Embassy in Cairo Celebrates Egyptian Female Entrepreneurs on International Day of Women Entrepreneurship
(Egypt Today // Egypt)
During GEW, the Embassy of Sweden in Cairo partnered with Entreprenelle and hosted a reception at the Swedish Ambassador’s residence on November 18 to celebrate the International Day of Women Entrepreneurship, which was attended by Representatives of the ministry of Planning, Ministry of Social Solidarity, Ministry of youth and sports and the National Council of Women in addition to some of Egypt’s top female entrepreneurs.