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Global Entrepreneurship Week 2019

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2019

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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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.



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.



More than 160 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 2019 Verticals

GEW Education | #GEWeducation 

Education can inform and expose people of all ages to entrepreneurship. Communities can mobilize entrepreneurship education through many different vehicles – from early-childhood learning centers, to colleges and universities, vocation institutions, makerspaces and more. Providing the right information and tools to those with an interest in entrepreneurship can foster creativity and skills to grow sustainable businesses – improving not only local entrepreneurial ecosystems, but also strengthening the skilled job force. 

GEW Education works to share resources, raise awareness and provide skills training to potential entrepreneurs around the world. This theme celebrates the tools and programs communities use to foster entrepreneurship.

GEW Ecosystems | #GEWecosystems

The Global Entrepreneurship Network and other entrepreneurship support organizations around the world are looking beyond Silicon Valley to facilitate collaboration and partnership between startup ecosystems in promising mid-tier cities. Sharing knowledge and connecting local ecosystem leaders has become increasingly important in building healthy and thriving entrepreneurial communities. 

GEW Ecosystems aims to inspire communities to collaborate, and share their networks and markets to help their rising startups thrive. This theme celebrates the shared challenges and triumphs of entrepreneurship communities and hubs around the world. 

GEW Inclusion | #GEWinclusion

Entrepreneurship is a positive force that drives innovation, creates wealth and improves lives in communities, cities and countries alike. But not everyone has the same opportunity. Race, age, gender, or where one lives should not be an obstacle to entrepreneurship. Anyone, anywhere should be able to realize their dream and start a business quickly, inexpensively, and without barriers. 

GEW Inclusion will highlight the work startup champions are doing around the world to minimize barriers and obstacles for entrepreneurs by maximizing inclusion. This theme celebrates diversity in all forms, including women and youth in entrepreneurship. Activities, workshops and speaker series held around the world will explore the obstacles entrepreneurs from underserved populations may face, and discovering solutions through access to success stories, training, capital and mentorship.

GEW Policy | #GEWpolicy

Startup ecosystems are led by their entrepreneurs but government plays an important role in helping them flourish removing barriers, resetting the regulatory environment and emphasizing connections and catalytic events. A new generation of public sector officials and startup-savvy advisors are hacking policy solutions to help local entrepreneurs start and scale.

GEW policy will highlight the work of governments and policymakers to help entrepreneurs everywhere start and scale






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Since its adoption of the slogan "Belong," Umniah has dedicated itself to fostering a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation while simultaneously reinforcing its leading role in the country by creating an exceptional environment that motivates Jordanian entrepreneurs and nascent companies.
Umniah established The Tank, its entrepreneurship and innovation incubator at the King Hussein Business Park. Inaugurated by His Majesty King Abdullah II and Her Majesty Queen Rania in 2014, The Tank offers guidance and mentorship to local entrepreneurs.
Umniah's vision of the importance of creativity and innovation is one that is compatible with the Kingdom's national strategy, which aims to spread a culture of creativity and originality, motivating people to aspire to a knowledge-based society that takes an active role in the future.
Since its launch, The Tank has supported the communications and information technology sector, and has allowed businesses to develop their ideas into viable projects, helped market them internationally and connected them with local, regional and international investors. Additionally, The Tank has held numerous training and awareness workshops for its members, and has hosted specialized conferences and seminars to help them develop their personal and creative skills, allowing them to advance their projects and realize their prototypes.
Umniah has redoubled its efforts to transform The Tank into a specialized business incubator for entrepreneurial companies specialized in extension programs and intensive training activities, providing them with dedicated office space, legal and financial advice, business development, marketing and mentorship. The Tank will also introduce entrepreneurs to investors in order to support them in securing financing, helping them upgrade their services and working towards a more developed society and economic sustainability

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