Global Entrepreneurship WeekPresentation Transcript
About the Week – Nov. 16-22, 2009
For one week, millions of young people around the world join a growing movement to generate new ideas and to seek better ways of doing things.
Seventy-eight countries joined together for the first time in November 2008 to host Global Entrepreneurship Week, an initiative to inspire young people to embrace innovation, imagination and creativity. To think big. To turn their ideas into reality. To make their mark.
This November, it will be even bigger.
About the Week – Nov. 16-22, 2009
Millions of people
More than 25,000 events, activities and competitions
120 Host organizations
Dozens of global leaders and celebrities
Seven Days, Four Goals
Introduce the notion of enterprising behavior to as many young people under the age of 30 who otherwise might not have considered it as a path in their life.
Network young people across national boundaries in a global effort to find new ideas at the intersection of cultures & disciplines.
Enlist active and inspirational entrepreneurs around the world to coach and mentor the next generation of enterprise talent as they pursue their entrepreneurial dreams.
Demonstrate to opinion leaders and policy makers that entrepreneurship is central to a nation's economic health and culture and to provide different nations with the opportunity to learn from each other on entrepreneurial policy and practice.
Highlights: 2008 Numbers
1 billion web & media impressions
Global Leadership BERR Global Founders Global Partners
Unleashing Ideas Network
93 Hosts driving national campaigns in 78 countries
12 Global Partners marketing Global Entrepreneurship Week in at least 10 countries each
8,892 Partners executing the activities & events
5 permanent year-round campaigns
University networks around the world engaging students
National and local government leadership
------------------------------------------ French President Nicolas Sarkozy Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva Serial Entrepreneur Richard Branson Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Serial Entrepreneur Russell Simmons British Prime Minister Gordon Brown Entrepreneur Michael Dell Singapore President S.R. Nathan Dozens of global leaders & celebrities
Global Innovation Tournament A fast-paced competition that pits students around the world against one another with the goal of promoting innovation by challenging participants to develop solutions for a common, global problem in eight days. Global Clean Tech Open IDEAS Competition A world-class business plan competition seeking the best early-stage clean technology ideas and helps turn them into successful companies—and foster a healthy natural environment. Speednetwork the Globe Light-touch gathering that bring aspiring and established entrepreneurs together to unleash energy, share ideas and make connections–fast. Mentoring Madness Hosted by the New York Stock Exchange, this live webcast is part of a program to encourage the development of mentorships. Official Activities: 2009
How to Get Involved Host. Is your organization willing to be the primary catalyst behind Global Entrepreneurship Week in your country? While there are Hosts for 78 countries already, many more are needed. Partner. To become a Partner, all your organization needs to do is pledge to host at least one event or activity during the Week—there is no limit to what you can do. All activities are welcome, as long as they foster an entrepreneurial spirit in young people. Speaker / Mentor. If you have personal experiences and insights into what it takes to be an entrepreneur, volunteer to share them with the next generation at an event or activity near you. Participate. More than 25,000 events and activities will take place during the Week, visit the website and find an event or activity happening near you.