GEW USA: Compass Points
The Global Entrepreneurship Network and its 'compass' logo powers a number of initiatives to help founders start and scale in more than 170 countries, and with more than 1,000 partners across the United States.
13 Nov 2017

The Global Entrepreneurship Network and its 'compass' logo powers a number of initiatives to help founders start and scale in more than 170 countries, and with more than 1,000 partners across the United States. Compass Points provides a quick glimpse at some of the things that are emerging from GEW USA. Below are just a few recent points emerging from around the country:

  • What Global Entrepreneurship Week Teaches Us About the World
    Entrepreneur // USA
    This year marks the 10th anniversary of Global Entrepreneurship Week, a week-long event originally launched in Kansas City in 2008 by the Kauffman Foundation. This article talks about the origins and values of GEW, and how it has helped form a pathway to overcome entrepreneurial challenges through collaborating on a local, national, and global level.
  • Penn State Berks Celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week 
    Penn State News // State College, Pennsylvania
    Penn State Berks is ready to host a myriad of events for the upcoming celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week. The university has organized many lectures for students aspiring to make an impact in the startup community, and one event is also open to the public.
  • Carlsens Give Sacramento State Innovation a $6 Million Boost
    Sacramento State News // Sacramento, California
    A $6 million gift from Dale and Katy Carlsen is expected to be a significant cornerstone for Sacramento State as it builds on its role as a driving economic force in the region. The gift from Carlsen, founder of Sleep Train Mattress Centers, and his wife comes in support of a new interdisciplinary center to foster and encourage in students the kind of thinking and action that made Sleep Train such a significant retail powerhouse. The announcement was made public as Sac State kicked off Global Entrepreneurship Week.
  • Malala Fund Co-founder to Speak at Kansas University
    Lawrence Journal-World // Lawrence, Kansas 
    Malala Fund co-founder and entrepreneur Shiza Shahid will speak at the University of Kansas on Thursday as part of the KU School of Business Charles Oswald Executive Leadership Series. Shahid is a co-founder, along with Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafazi, of the Malala Fund, which supports girls’ access to safe and high-quality education worldwide. The talk is part of KU's celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week.
  • UK, Lexington to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week Nov. 13-19
    The Lane Report // Lexington, Kentucky
    The University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky will be holding a total of 15 events to celebrate the 10th year of Global Entrepreneurship Week this month. Events are open to the public, and include opportunities such as networking events, pitch competitions and educational sessions for startups and small business leaders. Organizers hope that this week-long celebration will help raise awareness of the opportunities in Lexington’s vibrant startup ecosystem.
  • Impact Hub Hosts Global Entrepreneurship Week Event in Santa Barbara
    Noozhawk // Santa Barbara, California
    Impact Hub, Santa Barbara’s premier co-working space community, is hosting several events over the course of Global Entrepreneurship week aimed at helping local entrepreneurs turn their startup dreams into a reality. Impact Hub has 13 skill-building workshops planned, with topics ranging from finance to face-to-face business interaction. All events hope to provide entrepreneurs with the tools necessary to properly access, build and innovate their startup network.
  • Road to GES Houston and Pittsburgh
    Global Entrepreneurship Summit // USA
    The United States and the Republic of India will jointly host the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad, India, November 28-30. In preparation for the highly anticipated event, and to inspire and build upon the culture of entrepreneurship throughout the USA, India, and the globe, the “Road to GES” series will partner with a multitude of ongoing events leading up to the summit in Hyderabad. The “Road to GES” series works to create valuable professional and personal relationships within startup ecosystems to maximize collaboration and the strength of cities’/regions’ potential for prosperity. The next two stops on the “Road to GES” will be Houston, Texas and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • With 150 Events in Five Days, These Are KC's Can't-Miss Events for Global Entrepreneurship Week
    KC Business Journal // Kansas City, Missouri
    Global Entrepreneurship Week was created in 2008 by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City. It is returning for the 10th year in a row to celebrate the innovative, creative, and entrepreneurial spirit of startup communities. This year, there are over 150 events being organized between November 13-17 and four categories of events to choose from: makers and creators, youth entrepreneurship, business growth and business services.
  • Pitch Contest Marks Global Entrepreneurship Week Events
    UB Now // Buffalo, New York
    Speed networking. Startup workshops. An info session for a study abroad program focused on innovation. It’s Global Entrepreneurship Week and the University of Buffalo’s Blackstone Launchpad joins millions of people around the world in celebrating with a series of fun and useful events for UB student, faculty and staff entrepreneurs.
  • Global Entrepreneurship Week: Here's What to Know
    News@Northeastern // Boston, Massachusetts
    Northeastern University will host a number of events during Global Entrepreneurship Week—featuring its growing entrepreneurship ecosystem and innovators in the university community, including a Demo Day for student startups, an ideation workshop outlining the startup process and a showcase from the student-run venture accelerator.
  • RESET Event: Hackathons, Robotics and "Sharks"
    El Paso Inc. // El Paso, Texas
    Thousands of young El Pasoans and Juarenses are expected to participate in the binational RESET conference this Wednesday and Thursday, coinciding with Global Entrepreneurship Week. Youth will hear from more than 30 international speakers from organizations like the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, National Geographic, Amazon and Marvel. The event is designed to introduce students in high school and college to the world of innovation, entrepreneurship, robotics, artificial intelligence, film and illustration.
  • To Solve Global Challenges, Entrepreneurs Can Deliver
    Los Angeles Times // Los Angeles, California
    This article discusses the important role that entrepreneurs and startups play in helping the world achieve the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This year’s Global Entrepreneurship Week (November 13-19) will play a crucial role in highlighting the need to combine resources from the government and investors to support the entrepreneurial community and help them drive innovative solutions for the UN’s agenda.
  • Social Entrepreneurship To Be Focus of Global Entrepreneurship Week
    WNMU News // Silver City, New Mexico
    Western New Mexico University will celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week for the third consecutive year with a focus on social entrepreneurship through a hands-on workshop led by Geoff Groesbeck, Entrepreneurship Professor and former Program Director of the Legatum Center for Development & Entrepreneurship at MIT.

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