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GEW 2013: A World of Impact
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South Africa

Oct 25, 2011

Hosting the World Cup is a point of pride for any nation--and it also carries a handsome economic impact. When South Africa hosted the global football (soccer to those in the US) tournament in summer 2010, it was hailed as a PR/branding coup with a boon to its economy--to the tune of R18 billion ($...

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When we last checked in with Startup Weekend in August, the team had announced 30 cities that are hosting their patented 54-hour events during GEW. Apparently, they haven't stopped drumming up interest in other cities.

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In the search to find tomorrow’s job creators, Startup Open, a competition that searches for startups with the greatest growth potential, unveiled the “GEW 50”—50 of the world’s most innovative new companies. These elite startups will now vie for a host of prizes to be announced on Nov. 14, timed...

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Algeria, Belarus, Benin, Norway

Oct 18, 2011

Global Entrepreneurship Week continues to grow as organizations in four countries recently signed on to host the initiative in their country. The new agreements bring the official count to 123 countries officially participating. The new hosts are: 

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Each year, Inc. magazine comes out with its list of the 5,000 fastest growing companies in the United States. During this year's Inc.

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Turkey

Oct 08, 2011

Carl Schramm, president and CEO of the Kauffman Foundation, visited Istanbul in early October for a high-level roundtable discussion about GEW/Turkey. More than thirty (30) officials participated, representing universities, incubators, entrepreneurs & industry leaders and local non-governmental...

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Silicon Valley, meet Malaysia. Malaysia, meet Silicon Valley. A few rockstar entrepreneurs are on their way to Kuala Lumpur thanks to Global Entrepreneurship Sdn. Bhd., the host of GEW / Malaysia, and YouNoodle, a San Francisco-based network of the world's top entrepreneurship clubs and...

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United Kingdom

Sep 29, 2011

Students from around the world will get a chance to collaborate with each other and even share their company profiles and elevator pitches during Global Entrepreneurship Week.

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Canada

Sep 29, 2011

After weeks of patiently waiting for the unveiling of the secret object at the center of Canada's YOU Innovate contest, CYBF announced this week that it would be a coffee cup (yes, any coffee cup).

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Rwanda

Sep 29, 2011

When many hear the word "Rwanda", their minds immediately conjur up images of war, genocide, extreme poverty and a daily struggle for survival. But what might not be widely known is the local passion for entrepreneurship and the promise that it holds for the future of its people. 

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