Global Entrepreneurship Week, November 14-21, 2011, will bring together millions of entrepreneurial people around the world to generate new ideas and seek better ways of doing things. Countries across six continents come together to celebrate GEW, an initiative to inspire people to embrace innovation, imagination and creativity. To think big – and to turn their ideas into reality.
All NACCE members have to do to be a part of this growing movement is host an event during GEW. This event can be something that highlights existing programs, a new event or members can participate in one of the activities already planned during GEW and register that event at gewusa.org/register .
Some of the official GEW activities already planned that NACCE members can participate in include:
Startup Open – a competition that identifies and recognizes promising new startups around the world. This global competition is open to any entrepreneur who has just started, or is about to start, a new venture. The 50 most promising startups from around the world will be recognized as "the GEW 50”—based on a range of criteria including: strength of concept, growth projections, and knowledge in the market. Those 50 companies will then compete for a handful of prizes, with the winners announced during Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011. Encourage your students, members and other startup enthusiasts to register by September 15 – then invite members of the GEW 50 to your activities as speakers, judges, mentors or even just as participants. For more information, please visit www.unleashingideas.org/open.
CleanTech Open Global Ideas Competition – This competition is open to anyone in the US who has a new idea in the clean technology space. For more information or to register to compete visitwww.unleashingideas.org/cleantech.
Your Big Year – This is a competition designed to encourage global citizenship while honing innovation and leadership skills. The competitions two winners will receive a free year-long trip around the world. For more information or to compete visi twww.unleashingideas.org/yourbigyear.
For more information or updates on GEW visit http://www.gewusa.org/.
To see what NACCE members did for GEW 2010 visit: http:www.nacce.com/?GEWNACCE2010