The 2011 Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) will be held from November 14-20, and the week-long series of events will be supported by more than 1,300 partners across all 50 states in the United States. GEW will also see some thirty-five thousand organizations in 100 countries around the world will take part to spur new ideas and create new companies.
Created by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the world’s largest foundation dedicated to entrepreneurship, GEW will feature a number of programs and competitions at local colleges, high schools, government agencies and entrepreneurial support organizations for budding entrepreneurs, including:
- Startup Open – A competition that will recognize the 50 most promising start-ups around the world;
- CleanTech Open Global Ideas Competition – A competition that will reward the best clean technology idea submitted with US$100,000 in support and services to turn their idea into a business;
- Your Big Year – Offers two winners a free year-long trip around the world to meet leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs;
- Startup Weekend – Startup Weekend brings developers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts together for 54 hours to share ideas and launch new startups.
If you’re an aspiring or current entrepreneur, or just generally interested to see how unleashing new ideas can help shape our world, check Global Entrepreneurship Week out.