Students from MountBatten Institute at Columbia University Business School - GEW 2014

Students from MountBatten Institute at Columbia University Business School - GEW 2014

"Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare."


GEW 2014 Highlights

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. Thousands of 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.   -- Visit GEW Global -- 

GEW global stats

  • 157 countries
  • 11,101 organizing partners
  • 28,363 activities 
  • 8,285,533 participants

GEW USA stats

  • 50 states + Puerto Rico
  • 1,451 organizing partners
  • 4,502 activities
  • 769,837 participants 

Over 2,000 US organizers have hosted events during GEW, helping to inspire and support entrepreneurs and intermediary organizations on the local level. The GEW USA Startup Cities program showcases American cities that are growing in entrepreneurial strength and working cross-sector to support new entrepreneurs and their businesses. Startup Cities is increasing the number of healthy startup communities, producing successful entrepreneurs, and creating lasting economic success for communities across the US.