ABOUT GEW 2020
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: