Global Entrepreneurship Week is a collection of tens of thousands of activities, competitions and events in 170+ countries each November aimed at making it easier for anyone, anywhere to start and scale a company.
Founded in 2008, GEW inspires millions each year to explore their potential while fostering connections and increasing collaboration within their ecosystems to empower entrepreneurs and strengthen communities.
In the United States alone, there are 2,500 partner organizations that conduct about 5,000 activities across all 50 states. Diversity is a driver of innovation and economies suffer if a group of people are underrepresented or face structural barriers. Global Entrepreneurship Week reaches beyond traditional startup hubs like Silicon Valley, New York and Boston – envisioning one entrepreneurial ecosystem open to all, including smaller cities and towns and previously marginalized communities.
There are four themes for GEW 2020: