GEW USA is November 16 - 22, 2015
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.
GEW 2015 Themes
Tuesday, November 17
Celebrating early stage investors that support new startups.
Thursday, November 19
Supporting youth entrepreneurship organizations and activities across the U.S.
GEW Startup Cities
Friday, November 20
A day to celebrate city policies that encourage entrepreneurship.
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GEW 2015 National Picks
Startup Open recognizes the 50 most promising ventures from around the world– based on their growth potential, passion, creativity, level of idea development, and pitching skills. Apply now!
The DECA Idea Challenge 2015 is a fast-paced competition that challenges student teams around the globe to find an innovative new use for a commonplace item in eight days. To learn more review the DECA Idea Challenge Toolkit.
GEW USA News
An N.C. State University grad is trying to change up the Raleigh food scene, starting a pay-what-you-can community café near her alma mater.
Dubbed “A Place at the Table,” the restaurant nonprofit isn’t a new concept, but one Maggie Kane is determined will work here. Read More.
When Jennifer Hyman and Jenny Fleiss were attending Harvard Business School, it gave them an intellectual oasis to test out among classmates and professors their idea for Rent the Runway. Five years later, the dress-rental concept has amassed 5 million members and $100 million in venture backing and they realize how lucky they were for the time they had to develop the concept.
But not every woman gets that type of opportunity, which is why Fleiss says she and Hyman have joined with financial giant UBS to launch Project Entrepreneur, and separately to kick off their own not-for-profit organization, the Rent the Runway Foundation, Tuesday. Read More.
Since early 2014, the Florida Small Business Development Center at Florida International University has helped more than 900 South Florida entrepreneurs. The SBDC’s services are free and available to the community. Read More.