“Nobody talks of entrepreneurship as survival, but that's exactly what it is and what nurtures creative thinking.”
Anita Roddick, Founder of The Body Shop
For one week, millions of young people around the world join a growing movement of entrepreneurial people, to generate new ideas and to seek better ways of doing things. 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, and to turn their ideas into reality.
Each November, Global Entrepreneurship Week connects 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 and many others participated in a range of activities, from online to face-to-face, and from large-scale competitions and events to intimate networking gatherings.
Through this initiative, the next generation of entrepreneurs are inspired and can emerge. In doing so, they will begin to acquire the knowledge, skills and networks needed to grow innovative, sustainable enterprises that have a positive impact on their lives, their families and communities.
THE GEW AROUND THE WORLD
MAPPING OUR PROGRESS AROUND THE GLOBE
Each year we are expanding our network of entrepreneurs around the world. This map indicates the places where events took place for The Global Entrepreneurship Week 2010.
It is our vision to turn all the countries on the map the map from grey to red, and you can be part of that vison by spreading the word around the world.