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.
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
Most commonly known for its big and beautiful skies, the state of Montana has made a new name for itself in entrepreneurship. In a recent report from the 2015 Kauffman Index, Montana maintains the highest level of startup activity across the United States. The state has held this position for the past three years, bringing significant attention to its unique startups and body of entrepreneurial individuals. In his blog, Global Entrepreneurship Week President Jonathan Ortmans discusses Montana's capacity as a startup leader.
1776, a Global Entrepreneurship Network partner, and the U.S. Chamber Foundation released a report that outlines a necessary framework for cities to help entrepreneurs grow and thrive. While the 1776 report provides more detailed explanations of these elements, here is a summary of what entrepreneurial cities need to help its entrepreneurs achieve success. Read more.
Beth Flores is a big believer in the power of creative minds to change the world. It's that belief that has powered her career leading and encouraging innovative people, and why she recently took up the role of managing director at social enterprise incubator and co-working space Impact Hub DC.
"It's a garden of innovation," Flores said. "I'm here to tend it and make it grow."
Washington, D.C. is full of people with ideas on how to make the world a better place. You can't throw a rock without hitting some non-profit or organization dedicated to helping others, probably including one for people hit by metaphorical rocks. Impact Hub DC is a particularly expansive example of a place for those looking to make their social enterprise ideas come to life. Technical startups offering non-profits new digital communication and data analytics tools share membership with groups looking to teach technical skills to underserved communities or connect local farms with customers and charities in the city. And all of them can connect to local impact investors and investing firms that have signed up as members. Read more.