North Carolina Adds 11 Community Organizers to Their GEW Campaign
Downtown Charlotte, NC.
GEW North Carolina State Coordinator, NC IDEA and their CEO, Thom Ruhe reflect on the statewide growth of entrepreneurs taking part in the celebration this year.
15 Jul 2021

North Carolina has long been a supporter of GEW and fostering innovation and entrepreneurship. Many people are familiar with the innovation and entrepreneurship taking place in the research triangle, but many communities statewide are supporting entrepreneurs and growing their ecosystems.  

GEW North Carolina State Coordinator, NC IDEA, has succeeded in galvanizing local ecosystems to participate in GEW. They have recruited 11 Community Organizers to lead GEW in communities throughout the state: Asheboro, Wilmington, Charlotte, Raleigh, Cary, Greenville, Morrisville, Warrenton, Pembroke, Wilson and Winston Salem.

"We are happy to see so much early enthusiasm for this year’s Global Entrepreneurship Week in North Carolina,” said NC IDEA CEO, Thom Ruhe. “As a state with record-breaking new high propensity firm filings, entrepreneurship clearly is a big priority for us and our network of ecosystem partners. I suspect we will have great participation in our Summit held during GEW as well,” concluded Ruhe.

As Community Organizers they will plan activities for the week, encourage organizations and individuals to do the same, and provide leadership for the local GEW campaign. These new Community Organizers will expose their ecosystems to the global celebration and hopefully start conversations about entrepreneurial resources and their ecosystems that can continue throughout the year.  

To see if your ecosystem has a Community Organizer or to apply to be a Community Organizer, click here.  

Learn more about GEW USA and GEW 2021 activities here.  

Ellen Erickson

Director for U.S. Ecosystems | Global Entrepreneurship Network

Ellen is the Director for U.S. Ecosystems with the Global Entrepreneurship Network. Her primary responsibilities include supporting the… More