CELEBRATE | September 9, 2019

Looking back to Global Entrepreneurship Week UK 2019

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Logo header for the 2019 GEW campaign

This November people across the UK will join millions more around the world in the largest-ever celebration of entrepreneurship and startup culture.

Taking part is easy. Anyone anywhere can join GEN for free and connect to GEN’s growing network. Either host an event of your own attend a gathering in your area and connect to a huge wealth of community resources online.

Anyone anywhere can join GEN for free and connect to GEN’s growing network of startup ecosystem champions. 

Roughly 35,000 events and competitions will take place during #GEW2019 – connecting more than 9 million participants to potential collaborators, mentors and investors. Dozens of world leaders on every continent and a network of more than 15,000 partner organisations support the initiative every year. 


The UK is the home of the GEW movement and now our network spans more than ten million people in 170 countries. 

This year the GEWUK campaign team are using this huge global network to connect UK entrepreneurs to their counterparts around the world. 

Lots of our GEW camapign takes place online, and #GoGlobal is the place to share tips and seek advice from our huge network of entrepreneurs, mentors, and coaches in 170 countries. #GoGlobal provides a valuable platform to develop new international relationships and promote the vibrant UK entrepreneurship ecosystem abroad. 

Sounds interesting? Here's how to get involved!


Step 1: Create Your GEN Profile

It all starts by joining GEN.

Click on 'Join GEN' above to create your profile. Be sure to fill out the fields in 'additional information' -- the more information you provide, the more you will be able to engage with the GEN community and stay up-to-date on the GEW activities happening simultaneously around the world. 

Step 2: Organise 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 in your local area, you will help strengthen your local startup ecosystem while being part of a global movement celebrated in more than 170 countries. 

What counts as an event or activity? Just about anything. 

Startup pitch competitions. Entrepreneurship film festivals. Hack-a-thons. Speaker series. Policy roundtables. Research summit. Hands-on workshops. GEW events and activities span the entire entrepreneurial ecosystem. This November, organize or find an event in your area.

Be sure to add your event to the GEW website to let the world know what you are doing. You will be able to track your country's #GEW2019 events and even see which countries host the most activities each year.

Once you have completed your GEN profile, look for the 'Create Events' button on the gew.co homepage.

Step 3: Find an Event or Activity

Tens of thousands of events, activities and competitions take place during Global Entrepreneurship Week each year. You can search the GEW database for events, activities and competitions around the world. Look for the 'Find Events' button on the gew.co homepage.

Step 4: Engage

You can connect with other #GEW2019 participants and organizers through the Global Entrepreneurship Network platform by directly messaging the individual.

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