• Jehnny Oh


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


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


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:

• Ecosystems

• Education

• Inclusion

• Policy

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