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 one week each November, GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators. 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.
The initiative takes place simultaneously in more than 140 countries, with some 30,000 events run by 25,000 different organisations across the world, from local schools to multinational corporations. Now in its second year in Kosovo, Global Entrepreneurship Week started in Kosovo with 31 events and 30 partners.Â For the second time, Innovation Center Kosovo (ICK) is representing Kosovo as a formal host of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). From 17 – 23 November, a week with diverse activities will take place in Prishtina and Gjakova.
Some of the activities of GEW in Kosovo include, Pitching Tips and Tricks, Training on Impressing Investors, Digital Platforms for Business, Startup Grind, Kosovo Consultancy and SME Sectors, Diaspora Virtual Initiatives, What after Incubation, Branding and Design Training for Small Businesses, Albanian – American Entrepreneurs Event, Women Entrepreneurship’s Day, etc
GEW launched in 2008 and has since grown to 140 countries – with 24,000 partner organisations planning 33,846 activities that directly engage millions of participants every year. Global Entrepreneurship Week continues to attract and engage high-profile entrepreneurs who are enthusiastic to share their personal experiences and
Global Entrepreneurship Week continues to attract and engage high-profile entrepreneurs who are enthusiastic to share their personal experiences and insights-including Richard Branson, Michael Dell, Russell Simmons, Muhammad Yunus, Mark Cuban and others. Meanwhile, world leaders on each continent and local elected officials alike have embraced the campaign-through proclamations as well as participation as they look to fuel the economic engine of high-growth startups in their own countries and communities.
But GEW is more than just an awareness campaign supported by world leaders and celebrity entrepreneurs. It is about unleashing ideas and doing what it takes to bring them to lifeâ€”spotting opportunities, taking risks, solving problems, being creative, building connections and learning from both failure and success. It is about thinking big and making your mark on the world doing good while doing well at the same time.