Global Entrepreneurship Week Background and Activities

Think Globally. Act Locally. 

As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), ABS is pleased to co-sponsor an event on November 18 entitled “Starting a Company: From Idea to Reality” (  Read on for ideas about how you can get involved!

Young men and women intrigued by entrepreneurship can learn more about it during Global Entrepreneurship Week, November 17 to 23.

The worldwide initiative is designed to inspire, connect, inform, mentor and engage the next generation of entrepreneurs, defined as people under 30 years old.

More than 60 countries around the world have signed on as participants. During the week, a series of events will be held on international, national and local levels. Activities will include invention competitions, entrepreneurship film festivals, networking events, school-based activities and local entrepreneurship summits.

While global in scope, at its heart the week is a local initiative reflecting the customs and entrepreneurial culture of each community. After all, what works in Boise, Idaho might be quite different from what works in Bangalore, India. For example, the Netherlands is launching its version of the week from the floor of Euronext, and Chile is planning a 10K race.

Global Entrepreneurship Week was initiated by the Kauffman Foundation in the U.S. and Make Your Mark in the United Kingdom. Global sponsors are Ernst & Young, IBM and NYSE.

Featured Activities of Global Entrepreneurship Week / US – Cool Things to Do During the Week
Collegiate Inventors CompetitionTake an Entrepreneur to LunchGlobal Technology Leaders Conference
Unleash Your Locker Challenge
The BizWorld Largest Friendship Bracelet Challenge

Featured Activities of Global Entrepreneurship Week –
Unleash it!
Speednetwork the Globe
Global Innovation Tournament
Creative World Forum
Mentoring Madness