Global Entrepreneurship Week

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


  • 160+ countries
  • 25 million participants
  • 25,000+ entrepreneurial activities

During one week each November, thousands of events and competitions around the world inspire millions to engage in entrepreneurial activity while connecting them to potential collaborators, mentors, and even investors.

Created in 2008, Global Entrepreneurship Week has expanded to more than 160 countries.

Each year it empowers roughly 25 million people through more than 25,000 activities, and is supported by dozens of world leaders and a network of 10,000 partner organizations.

Global Entrepreneurship Week is powered by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

Learn more about the global movement on Facebook and Twitter. In the U.S., visit GEWUSA on Facebook and Twitter.

Through GEW, we envision a world of more citizens finding uncommon ways of doing things, fearless about disrupting markets and challenging past assumptions.
— Jonathan Ortmans,
President, Global Entrepreneurship Week