Global Entrepreneurship Week, the world's largest celebration of the innovators and job creators, is all set to be celebrated in Ahmedabad, India, from November 15 - 30, at multiple locations in the city.
This year, GEW has over 150 events across India and 10,000 participants for the program. The Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship established at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad is serving as India's lead host for the event.
GEW brings together people who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. During one week each November, GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators.
The initiative, launched in 2008 by the Kauffman Foundation, has since grown to 138 countries with support from celebrity entrepreneurs, presidents, prime ministers and other thought leaders around the world like Richard Branson, Michael Dell, and Muhammad Yunus. In 2012, there were nearly 8,000 event partners, 20,000 activities, and 7.5 million participants.
The stakeholders include media partners, venture capitalists, angel investors, incubators, policy makers, industry associations, the successful and yet to be successful entrepreneurs.
[source: The Times of India]
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