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GEW China Expands to 123 Cities Across the Country

Posted by Buke Cuhadar @bukec

Oct 02, 2014

GEW China continues to grow under the leadership of the official host organization, the Shanghai Technology Entrepreneurship Foundation for Graduates (EFG). It has led the GEW movement there since 2007 and has grown it beyond Shanghai to now reach 17 provinces,...

Laying the Foundation for Startups in Somalia

Posted by Charlotte Lamontagne @charpotle

Oct 01, 2014

Ahmed Ali Jama is a program specialist at Shaqodoon, the official GEW Somalia host organization. Over the course of the last eight months, he has run a successful training program for hundreds of young entrepreneurs throughout Somalia to help combat the country’s...

BiD Network hosted Get in the Ring: the Investment Battle of Africa

Posted by Guest Author

Oct 01, 2014

BiD Network hosted this year’s Regional Final of Africa of Get in the Ring: the Investment Battle. Entrepreneurs, investors and experts from all over Africa and beyond came together on September 18, 2014 in Kigali, Rwanda, to be part of the event.

From Lagos to Silicon Valley – DEMO Africa Winners Look to Their Next Pitch

Posted by Guest Author

Sep 30, 2014

As DEMO Africa wrapped up last week, a handful of startups prepared for the next step of their journey – Silicon Valley. Thanks to the U.S. State Department and LIONS@FRICA partnership (Global Entrepreneurship Week is one of its founding partners), five African...

Progress Continues in Africa

Posted by Jonathan Ortmans @jortmans

Sep 24, 2014

GEW continues to deepen its engagement with and support of entrepreneurs on the African continent. Last month, I wrote about the expansion of our work in Africa that included a new grant from the John Templeton Foundation and a recommitment from the U.S. State...

Sane or Crazy? Books from Our Global Network

Posted by Charlotte Lamontagne @charpotle

Sep 24, 2014

Like many of you, the GEW Global team loves a good read – particularly those that encourage and help nascent entrepreneurs launch and grow new startups. This month, two books have hit the streets that do just that – and both were written by authors that have...

GEW Host Profile: Qatar

Posted by Charlotte Lamontagne @charpotle

Sep 23, 2014

Elaine Gold is director of Organization and Strategy for Silatech, the official host of Global Entrepreneurship Week Qatar. She also chairs the GEW Qatar Board, a group of 12 organizations that guide the strategic direction of the country’s annual Global...

Women to Power Forward During GEW

Posted by Buke Cuhadar @bukec

Sep 22, 2014

Since GEW announced this fall’s inaugural Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED), GEW host organizations and partners have been eager to get involved and are planning an array of events support and empower female entrepreneurs.

Exciting Times: GEW Magazine Unveiled Worldwide

Posted by Mark Marich @markmarich

Sep 18, 2014

For the first time, GEW Magazine, a celebration of entrepreneurship in more than 150 countries, is being unveiled to the world tomorrow, September 19 -- available in every edition of the Financial Times worldwide, inserted to the center of FT Wealth (1.3 million...

GEW Host Profile: Zambia

Posted by Charlotte Lamontagne @charpotle

Sep 16, 2014

An entrepreneur since the age of 11, Edwin Zulu is CEO of ELIF Business Solutions, the official host organization of Global Entrepreneurship Week in Zambia since 2008.