Global Entrepreneurship Week - #GEW - invades Twitter
Nov 20, 2009
Over the last week we have seen Global Entrepreneurship Week grow into an entrepreneurial movement across the globe. There have been activities in communities in more than 90 countries. People have been following the news about GEW in our newsroom. But that has not been the only place where people have been able to follow what has been happening for the Week. GEW has started a movement on Twitter. If you are following @unleashingideas or any of the country campaigns you have surely seen all the updates. There has also been a hashtag - #GEW - that has made following the activities even easier. There are still two days left until the Week is officially over, but let's recap some of the top tweets from the last five days.
The opening day of Global Entrepreneurship Week was a busy day with big events everywhere. Mexico had an opening ceremony that included a panel on the challenge of undertaking to change the world:
@GEWMexico: GEW Mexico ha sido inaugurado, con el panel "El reto de emprender para cambiar al mundo" en el auditorio de NAFIN, Ciudad de México.
In the United States, NYSE Euronext and mtvU held the second Mentoring Madness at the New York Stock Exchange with some great entrepreneurs like Blake Mycoskie of TOMS Shoes, Barry Sternlicht of Starwood Capital, Stephen Hanson of B.R. Guest Restaurants and the one and only Snoop Dogg who gave some great advice to young entrepreneurs:
There were also great articles that appeared earlier in the Week about Global Entrepreneurship Week in great publications like:
GEW Turkey even took over CNN for a while
There were caricatures drawn at of the panelists in South Africa
A couple companies have already been started
@trace360: Check out new salon 4662 S. Cole- Hair Peace...another new biz started during Global Entrepreneurship Week...Congrats Ladies!
And of course all the activities and excitement all across the world for Global Entrepreneurship Week:
@GEWCanada: We're attempting a Guinness World Record at Toronto City Hall for the World's Largest Business Lesson - come join us!
So in these last couple days of Global Entrepreneurship Week make sure that you are following @unleashingideas and all the great countries that are on Twitter as well. And most importantly use the hashtag #GEW for all your Global Entrepreneurship Week tweets.
Brenden Chaney works for the Global Planning Team for Global Entrepreneurship Week and is based in Washington, D.C.