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Harare Pitch Night Grows Beyond GEW

Posted by Charlotte Lamontagne @charpotle

Apr 21, 2015

If the evolution of the Global Entrepreneurship Network has taught us anything this year, it is that the momentum that Global Entrepreneurship Week creates in over 150 countries around the world cannot be contained to one week in November. Pitch Night in Harare,...

The University of Chester Completes The Italian Job

Posted by Guest Author

Apr 17, 2015

Eleven individuals from the University of Chester in the United Kingdom travelled to Milan last month after successfully completing The Italian Job, to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in addition to a varied week-long program.

Using Entrepreneurship to Solve Real Problems

Posted by Charlotte Lamontagne @charpotle

Apr 15, 2015

At last year’s Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Moscow, Jeff Hoffman, cofounder of Priceline and ColorJar, advised attendees that entrepreneurs driven by purpose always outperform those driven by money.

Enterprise Registration Goes Global

Posted by Charlotte Lamontagne @charpotle

Apr 10, 2015

Last month, Julien Bornon from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) presented the Global Enterprise Registration (GER) system to Global Entrepreneurship Week hosts from 158 countries during the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Milan,...

Overcoming Entrepreneurial Myths and Misconceptions

Posted by Charlotte Lamontagne @charpotle

Apr 07, 2015

Mathieu Carenzo is a renowned entrepreneur who lectures at the IESE Business School at the University of Navarra in Barcelona, Spain. Since 2008, he has managed the GEW Spain campaign each fall.

Impress your Grandmother: A lesson from the GEC

Posted by Guest Author

Apr 06, 2015

We all have to fight for our ideas from time to time. Entrepreneurs in the making however do it every day. On the third day of the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Milan, the Battle of Ideas gave entrepreneurs the chance to do just this.

Open Data and Advice for Entrepreneurs

Posted by Mark Marich @markmarich

Apr 02, 2015

Felipe Hoffa moved from Chile to San Francisco in 2011 to join Google as a software engineer. For the past two years, he has served as a developer advocate on big data, seeking to inspire developers around the world to leverage Google Cloud Platform tools to...

Exploring Frontiers of Entrepreneurship at GEC Milan

Posted by Guest Author

Apr 01, 2015

Last month, members of our global community attended the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Milan. Among them was Kim Bettcher, senior knowledge manager at the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), who shared his experience with us below.

From Accountant to Successful Entrepreneur: A Young Malawian Overcomes the Odds

Posted by Guest Author

Mar 31, 2015

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SBA Administrator Addresses GEC R+P Summit

Posted by Mark Marich @markmarich

Mar 19, 2015

Maria Contreras-Sweet, administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, led the SME Ministerial at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Milan. The meeting brought together ministers and government officials from 14 countries to discuss global trends and...