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GEW 2015

During Global Entrepreneurship Week, millions of young people around the world will join a growing movement of entrepreneurial people to generate new ideas and to seek improved methods of doing business. Countries across six continents are coming together to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week, an initiative to inspire young people to embrace innovation, imagination and creativity. To think big… To turn their ideas into reality… To make their mark. This week aims to connect young people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators. Students, educators, entrepreneurs, business leaders, employees, non-profit leaders, government officials, celebrities and many others will participate in a range of activities, from online to face-to-face, and from large-scale competitions and events to intimate networking gatherings. All these events are taking place simultaneously and will receive coverage and promotion from the international media. For the fourth time ever, Jordan is participating in the GEW, with a week of activities organized by the Jordan GEW Partners.

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About GEW 2015

Background 

During one week each November, thousands of events & competitions around the world inspire millions to engage in entrepreneurial activity while connecting them to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors.

Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. During this week, GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them take the next step in their entrepreneurial journey. These activities, from large-scale competitions and events to intimate networking gatherings, connect participants to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors—introducing them to new possibilities and exciting opportunities.

 

Objectives

Inspire GEW introduces the notion of entrepreneurial activity to those who have never considered it as a career path while motivating aspiring entrepreneurs to launch new startups.

Connect GEW facilitates connections to help build and expand networks across national boundaries—unleashing new ideas at the intersection of cultures & disciplines.

Mentor GEW creates an environment conducive to the sharing of ideas and experiences that are invaluable in moving from ideation to launch.

Engage GEW provides a platform for thought leaders to work together in fostering an entrepreneurial ecosystem—examining research, public policies and successful approaches to promoting startups and growth.

 

Countries

More than 150 Countries across six continents come together to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week, an initiative to inspire young people to embrace innovation, imagination and creativity. To think big. To turn their ideas into reality. To make their mark. 

 

GEW 2015 Verticals

 

GEW Women

Celebrates female entrepreneurs, investors and others in the space while offering opportunities to expand their networks, identify resources and share knowledge with women around the world. During GEW, we will highlight powerful voices and ambassadors that promote the increase of women entrepreneurs; events, activities and competitions targeted toward women in entrepreneurship; and GEN’s partner organizations that are playing active roles in the space. 

GEW Youth

Celebrates and shapes the next generation of entrepreneurs through activities and competitions to help them sharpen their skills and connect them to potential cofounders, mentors and even investors. During GEW, we will highlight powerful voices and ambassadors that promote the increase of young entrepreneurs; events, activities and competitions targeted toward youth in entrepreneurship; and GEN’s partner organizations that are playing active roles in the space. 

GEW Investors 

Provides an opportunity for early stage investors to build and strengthen their entrepreneurial ecosystems – helping to enhance connections with startup communities and policymakers alike. During GEW, we will highlight powerful voices and ambassadors that increase awareness of the importance of investors in startup ecosystem dynamics; events, activities and competitions that engage investors; and GEN’s partner organizations that are playing active roles in the space.

GEW Cities 

Explores widespread efforts by policymakers and startup communities alike to support the development of local entrepreneurs, ensuring they have access to the connection and resources necessary to help them launch new startups that provide jobs, generate wealth and disrupt local industries. During GEW, we will highlight powerful voices and ambassadors that are shaping startup cities around the world; events, activities and competitions that increase collaboration among cities; and GEN’s partner organizations that are playing active roles in the space.

 

GEW 2015 Jordan History

  # Activities # Partners # Participants # Cities & regions
2015 140 60 +11500 12
  # Activities # Partners # Participants # Cities & regions
2014 103 49 8790 12
  # Activities # Partners # Participants # Cities & regions
2013 50 25 3000 10
  # Activities # Partners # Participants # Cities & regions
2012 25 24 2500 10

 

GEW 2015 Agenda

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