Global Entrepreneurship Week 2021



Location (s):

  • Online
  • Worldwide


During one week each November, thousands of events and competitions in 180 countries inspire millions to engage in entrepreneurial activity while connecting them to potential collaborators, mentors, and even investors. Powered by the Kauffman Foundation, the initiative is supported by dozens of world leaders and a network of more than 15,000 partner organizations. 

180 countries. 40,000 events. Removing barriers and welcoming all. November 8-14, 2021.


Next November, Global Entrepreneurship Network will celebrate 12 years of helping millions of people unleash their ideas to start and scale new businesses through Global Entrepreneurship Week. The campaign began in 2008 with an emphasis on inspiring young people to make their mark and has quickly grown to become a comprehensive effort that engages entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers, researchers, support organizations and others collaborating to advance economic growth and innovation in more than 180 countries around the world.

Roughly 35,000 events and competitions will take place during #GEW2021 – connecting more than 9 million participants to potential collaborators, mentors, and even investors. Dozens of world leaders on every continent and a network of more than 15,000 partner organizations support the initiative every year. 

Time to get involved!

Step 1: Create Your GEN Profile

It all starts by joining GEN.

Click on 'Join GEN' to create your profile. Be sure to fill out the fields in 'additional information' -- the more information you provide, the more you will be able to engage with the GEN community and stay up-to-date on the GEW activities happening simultaneously around the world. 

Step 2: Organize an Event or Activity 

Inspire your local entrepreneurial community to engage in events and activities, while connecting them to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors. By organizing an event or activity during GEW in your local area, you will help strengthen your local startup ecosystem while being part of a global movement celebrated in more than 180 countries. 

What counts as an event or activity? Just about anything. 

Startup pitch competitions. Entrepreneurship film festivals. Hack-a-thons. Speaker series. Policy Roundtables. Research summit. Hands-on workshops. GEW events and activities span the entire entrepreneurial ecosystem. This November, organize or find an event in your area.

Be sure to add your event to the GEW website to let the world know what you are doing. You will be able to track your country's #GEW2021 events and even see which countries host the most activities each year.

Step 3: Find an Event or Activity

Tens of thousands of events, activities and competitions take place during Global Entrepreneurship Week each year. You can search the GEW database for events, activities and competitions around the world. 

Step 4: Engage

You can connect with other #GEW2021 participants and organizers through the Global Entrepreneurship Network platform by directly messaging the individual.

Step 5: Join the Conversation

Stay plugged into Global Entrepreneurship Week and GEN news through our social media channels Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and use the hashtag #GEW2021 to be a part of the discussion.



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Open to all entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers, researchers, support organizations.


Deadline: November 07, 2021

Program Starts: November 08, 2021

Program Ends: November 14, 2021

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