What is global entrepreneurship week?

This November sees the 10th anniversary of Global Entrepreneurship Week.  Nearly 160 countries will be taking part in the festivities.


The week is dedicated to celebrating innovators and entrepreneurs. It is the world’s largest celebration of business, with over 35,000 events across the world. From those interested in starting a business of their own, to workshops in schools, there are a whole array of opportunities to get involved in.



President of the Global Entrepreneurship Network, Jonathan Ortmans. Source: about.me


President of the Global Entrepreneurship Network, Jonathan Ortmans said the Network highlights the progress they have made as a company:


“Since it launched in 77 countries in 2008, GEW [Global Entrepreneurship Week] has been the impetus behind more than 120,000 events, activities and competitions – with nearly 60 million participants – to help people unleash their ideas and take the next step in their entrepreneurial journey.”


Expect to see a variety of events across Scotland to help and inspire local business owners in their endeavours to produce a successful business. The League of Entrepreneurs Edinburgh will be holding a meetup event on Wednesday the 15th of November at Wash Bar in Edinburgh, and will have successful businessmen and women attending to provide advice and stories of their experiences.


Dr. Daniel Winterstein – serial entrepreneur, computer scientist and co-founder of Sodash, SoGrow, MyLoop and Winterwell – will be the guest speaker for this event.


The League of Entrepreneurs states on their website:


“You can meet awesome people to help you build your startup or find an awesome startup to join as a CoFounder, Investor, Mentor, Adviser or Intern. Share your war stories, gain information on funding opportunities and discover ways to increase your chances of startup success.”


Credit: Global Entrepreneurship Week website.


What kind of support does GEW and the Network offer?


It highlights the help its partners can provide, such as Scotland’s Business Gateway. Business Gateway is also known for holding its own events and workshops which feature a range of professional resources and opportunities to aid the companies.


The locally funded company provides free business support to those starting businesses for the first time or those looking to expand their businesses.


Most of the events GEW offers are free to attend and are highly recommended for entrepreneurs at any stage of their career.


For more information on UK events, visit the GEW Twitter page for the latest news.


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