GEW Expands to 140 Countries Next Week
Now in it's sixth year, Global Entrepreneurship Week will reach 140 countries when it officially kicks off on Monday, November 18.
GEN
Staff
11 Nov 2013

Now in it's sixth year, Global Entrepreneurship Week will reach 140 countries when it officially kicks off on Monday, November 18. Recently added host organizations in Moldova, Greenland and Somalia will be running their first national GEW campaigns. They will be joining other newcomers and/or resurgent campaigns in Cyprus, Czech Republic, Guyana, Iran, Jamaica, Kosovo, Libya, Mali, Moldova, Montenegro, Palestine, Philippines, Senegal, Myanmar, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Vietnam. 

Once again, millions who had never before considered launching their own ventures soak up advice and inspiration from the likes of Richard Branson, Michael Dell and Muhammad Yunus. Thousands of brand new startups spring to life through bootcamps like Startup Weekend and competitions like Startup Open. Hundreds of universities strengthen connections that help them commercialize research from their labs. Researchers and policymakers engage in discussions around the world to examine the underlying policies necessary to promote entrepreneurial growth. And serial entrepreneurs share their expertise through activities like EO24, run by the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, and practical training courses like FastTrac.

Meanwhile, world leaders and local elected officials alike have embraced the campaign as they look to fuel the economic engine of high-growth startups in their own countries and communities. During 2012 alone, presidents and prime ministers from 20 countries supported Global Entrepreneurship Week while 93 ministers from 54 countries participated by speaking at activities during the Week, filming statements of support or otherwise endorsing the national campaigns in their countries.

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