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Global Entrepreneurship Week, 17 to 23 November 2008


17-23 November this year marks the Global Entrepreneurship Week (also known as The Week, for short), in which 75 countries all around the world coordinate an entire week of events that celebrate innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. In Singapore, NUS Enterprise and Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE) will host a series of activities that will hopefully give those amongst us with entrepreneurial desires or tendencies a proverbial kick in the butt.

I’m highly recommending The Week to three kinds of people:

1. The seasoned entrepreneur. You’ve seen it all, but you’ve recently hit a brick wall, come up with blanks, or found the going increasingly tougher. Go to The Week and get excited all over again. Soak in the enthusiasm and the passion from other veterans and the young guns alike.

2. The new entrepreneur. You’ve just started your venture and you’re brimming with energy, ideas and zeal. Find out what other entrepreneurs are up to, look for mentors who can help guide your startup or find mutually-beneficial partners at The Week.

3. The could-be entrepreneur. You’ve always wondered what it’ll be like to start your own business, or if you’re cut out to do your own thing. Go to The Week and find out if you’re right for it.

Two events in particular to look out for:

  • Monday, 17 Nov, 7-9pm – ACE BlueSky Exchange & Evening networking event, ‘Challenging Times & Managing Challenges’. The event features a panel of speakers from various industries to discuss the current economic outlook and share their strategies and approaches in steering companies in such turbulent times. Click here for more information.
  • Saturday, 22 Nov, 9am-5pm – ‘Speednetworking the Globe’, organized by The Digital Movement (TDM), will feature speednetworking sessions between technology startups from Singapore, Silicon Valley and Stockholm, conducted totally through online chats and video links. Check the wiki out for more updates.

I’m definitely looking forward to it.

For more information on Global Entrepreneurship Week activities around the world, check out For activities specific to Singapore, click here instead.

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Daniel Goh is the founder and chief editor of Young | Upstarts, as well as an F&B entrepreneur. Daniel has a background in public relations, and is interested in issues in entrepreneurship, small business, marketing, public relations and the online space. He can be reached at daniel [at] youngupstarts [dot] com.

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