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The Globalization of a Startup Movement

Posted by Jonathan Ortmans @jortmans

Nov 26, 2013

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As another November fades into our rearview mirror, we are again reminded that the phenomenon of entrepreneurship is not something that belongs to any one particular community or country. Economies that have been historically less supportive of capitalism—like Venezuela or Iran...

GEW Pakistan: From Agribusiness to Entrepreneurial Journalism

Posted by Jonathan Ortmans @jortmans

Nov 24, 2013

Global Entrepreneurship Week Pakistan has focused in 2013 on promoting innovation and entrepreneurship across multiple sectors, inspiring thousands to look for new possibilities even in areas that are less visible during GEW like agriculture.

The Turkish Way

Posted by Jonathan Ortmans @jortmans

Nov 22, 2013

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I report from Istanbul this morning where entrepreneurship is clearly the talk of the town. You could even hear on the radio while riding in a taxi an advertisement saying: “Global Entrepreneurship Week is approaching! Be there to get advice from successful entrepreneurs, disco...

Report from Berlin: Creative Entrepreneurial Hotspot

Posted by Jonathan Ortmans @jortmans

Nov 20, 2013

Technology startups and creative industries are becoming more and more important in urban centers around the world. At GEW Global we cannot stop at every GEW hotspot this week, but one we could not miss was Berlin.

Iran's Powerful Stockpile of Entrepreneurs

Posted by Jonathan Ortmans @jortmans

Nov 20, 2013

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We have many reasons to celebrate this week, and here is one more: Iran has officially joined the Global Entrepreneurship Week movement, proving that entrepreneurs exist in all corners of the world and that the creative genius of today’s entrepreneurs trumps the hardest obstacl...

Work of Global Entrepreneurship Week Continues

Posted by Jonathan Ortmans @jortmans

Nov 18, 2013

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The work to support entrepreneurs continues and it reaches a high point this week as Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) launches today in 140 countries with more than 7.5 million participants involved. Thousands of brand new startups are taking their first step this wee...

Buenos Aires city government making bold moves in favor of entrepreneurship

Nov 12, 2013

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In the midst of angst about Argentina’s political environment for businesses, Buenos Aires has made a strong commitment to review policies and programs with a vision of unleashing a new wave of entrepreneurs that will put the city back in th

‘Startup Policy' Advisors Gear Up

Posted by Jonathan Ortmans @jortmans

Nov 03, 2013

Recently I traveled to Kuala Lumpur to lead a roundtable discussion among “startup policy” experts that signaled a new chapter in knowledge creation around how governments can be smarter in supporting their potential high impact entrepreneurs.

All Eyes on Kuala Lumpur Despite Obama Cancellation

Oct 08, 2013

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Today I am headed to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for a government-convened gathering of entrepreneurs and their supporters focused on advancing entrepreneurship in Muslim-majority countries. Although U.S. President Barack Obama had to cancel at the last minute due to the federal gove...

Croatia's Entrepreneurial Impulse

Posted by GEW Global staff

Sep 12, 2013

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Proud to have beaten the odds arising from a transition to independence since 1991 and the legacy of a war that only ended in 1995, Croatia officially joined the European Union on July 1, 2013. Last month, I accepted an invitation to visit with President Ivo Josipovic at his retr...