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  • 1. Jonathan Ortmans President, Global Entrepreneurship Week Senior Fellow, Kauffman Foundation President, the Public Forum Institute Founded by Sponsored byGLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK | 126 Countries. 35,000 Activities. 1 Week. |www.unleashingideas.org
  • 2. GEW ObjectivesInspire. Introduce the notion of enterprising behavior to young people whootherwise might not have considered it as a path in their lifeConnect. Network people across national boundaries in a global effort to findnew ideas at the intersection of cultures & disciplinesMentor. Enlist active and inspirational entrepreneurs around the world to coachand mentor the next generation of enterprise talent as they pursue theirentrepreneurial dreamsEngage. Demonstrate to opinion leaders and policy makers thatentrepreneurship is central to a nations economic health and toprovide nations with the opportunity to learn from each other onentrepreneurial policy and practice. Founded by Sponsored by GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK | 126 Countries. 35,000 Activities. 1 Week. | www.unleashingideas.org
  • 3. Global Update: Official CountriesAlbania Cape Verde Hungary Morocco South AfricaAlgeria Chile Iceland Mozambique SpainAngola China India Myanmar Sri LankaAntigua Chinese Taipei Indonesia Namibia St. Vincent and the GrenadinesArgentina Colombia Ireland Nepal SurinameAustralia Congo, DRC Israel Netherlands SwazilandAustria Costa Rica Italy New Zealand SwedenBahrain Cote dIvoire Japan Nigeria SwitzerlandBangladesh Croatia Jordan Norway TanzaniaBarbados Denmark Kazakhstan Oman ThailandBelarus Dominica Kenya Pakistan TogoBelgium Dominican Republic Korea Panama Trinidad and TobagoBelize Ecuador Kuwait Paraguay TunisiaBenin Egypt Kyrgyzstan Peru TurkeyBermuda El Salvador Latvia Poland UgandaBhutan Estonia Lebanon Portugal UkraineBolivia Ethiopia Lithuania Qatar United Arab EmiratesBosnia & Finland Macedonia Romania United KingdomHerzegovina France Madagascar Russia United StatesBrazil Gambia Malaysia Rwanda UruguayBulgaria Germany Mali Saint Lucia VenezuelaBurkina Faso Ghana Malta Saudi Arabia YemenBurundi Greece Mauritius Serbia ZambiaCambodia Guatemala Mexico Sierra Leone ZimbabweCameroon Honduras Monaco SingaporeCanada Mongolia Slovakia Founded by Sponsored by GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK | 126 Countries. 35,000 Activities. 1 Week. | www.unleashingideas.org
  • 4. GEW Global Supporterspowered by sponsored byGlobal Partners……………………………………………………………………………………………………………EndeavorEO International Labour OrganizationJA Worldwide ANDEStartup Weekend YEC GlobalCIPE The Prince’s Youth Business International (YBI)Youth Employment Network Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)DECAMIT Enterprise Forum Founded by Sponsored by GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK | 126 Countries. 35,000 Activities. 1 Week. | www.unleashingideas.org
  • 5. GEW Vision• Reaching New Audiences: More citizens around the world digging up better ways of doing things - disrupting markets and past assumptions/myths• Growing the National Entrepreneurial Ecosystem - expanding the number of organizations and leaders playing a role in supporting teams of nascent entrepreneurs and new firms• Test Intervention Methodologies - through competitions, activities, mentoring and networking consider GEW as an a place for open innovation validation of ways to help entrepreneurs – e.g. Startup Weekend Founded by Sponsored by GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK | 126 Countries. 35,000 Activities. 1 Week. | www.unleashingideas.org
  • 6. GEW Observations:The Entrepreneurs Era Entrepreneurship has been transformed from a subject of narrow commercial Winner of GSEA 2011 for ‘Drybath’ significance into one of substantive cultural consequence that signifies the possibility of human Ludwick Marshane endeavor for the benefit of all. William Scott Green University of Miami Founded by Sponsored by GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK | 126 Countries. 35,000 Activities. 1 Week. | www.unleashingideas.org
  • 7. GEW Observations:A Massive Surge in Talent Doing well Founded by Sponsored by GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK | 126 Countries. 35,000 Activities. 1 Week. | www.unleashingideas.org
  • 8. GEW Observations:New Socially Motivated Thinkers vs. Doing good Founded by Sponsored by GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK | 126 Countries. 35,000 Activities. 1 Week. | www.unleashingideas.org
  • 9. GEW Observations: A New Generation ofSmart and Caring Startups GEW Ambassador & founder of TOMS Shoes Doing well and Doing Blake Mycoskie good Founded by Sponsored by GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK | 126 Countries. 35,000 Activities. 1 Week. | www.unleashingideas.org
  • 10. GEW Observations:Building Economies the American WayFor example:• Data: e.g. US. Net job growth occurs in the U.S. economy only through startup firms. From 1980- 2008, firms less than five years old accounted for all net job growth• Trends: e.g. as older firms recede, high growth firms create the new wealth and jobs by injecting dynamism• Models: e.g. Startup America, Startup Act, 500 Startups, Techstars, Kauffman, Silicon Valley Founded by Sponsored by GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK | 126 Countries. 35,000 Activities. 1 Week. | www.unleashingideas.org
  • 11. GEW Observations: DiminishingNational Boundaries, Common Cultures Ideas are unleashed by teams and networks of individuals not institutions. Informal networks enable the quick formation of teams from any nation who either succeed… or recycle fast and then re-group in a different team for a new idea. Founded by Sponsored by GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK | 126 Countries. 35,000 Activities. 1 Week. | www.unleashingideas.org
  • 12. GEW Observations:The Science of Startups, Some Findings• Team Co-founder dating – importance of an experienced co-founder with unique knowledge of the industry to make a disruptive idea into an innovation• Networks: Relationships bring talent, mentorship, smart money, markets• Iterative and Scientific Test vision continuously - validate, build your plane in the air, measure, learn…do it again• Keeping Lean/Affording to Fail Be lean as long as you can – new caution about outside venture capital and the foreign control it brings Founded by Sponsored by GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK | 126 Countries. 35,000 Activities. 1 Week. | www.unleashingideas.org
  • 13. GEW Approach• Rallying Point to Raise Awareness More organizations smoothing the path, more people testing more ideas• Enable Collaboration through GEW activities Despite year round competition among programs and organizations for audience, funds and brand recognition• Reduces Event Fatigue & Duplicative Events A focused Start/Stop week for events and common external messaging• Provide Option Of Own Idea Or Off the Shelf Activities e.g. Featured Activities and Startup Open,• Iterative Validation of Startup Support Models As honest broker, provides for transparent sharing of strong practices• Backed by Kauffman, Locally Styled and Driven Founded by Sponsored by GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK | 126 Countries. 35,000 Activities. 1 Week. | www.unleashingideas.org
  • 14. GEW 2013 and US SourceLink • Help Lead Your Regional Steering Committee Help create and grow GEW Steering Committees to oversee and guide the development of GEW in your area • Register Events on GEWUSA.org Have event organizers register their events early on GEWUSA.org and keep them updated. Use the site to promote your events and keep details up to date. • Check Branding for Event Promotion If your events are not GEW branded at least brief and encourage local event planners to include the Official GEW Event bug in their event invitations and branding. GEW USA will promote the event and organizers blogs about it if a connection is made to GEW allowing it. • Consider Participating in a GEW Featured Event Consider participating in one of the existing national Featured events or your city serving as the US Host for a global one. Or develop your own for the global community. Founded by Sponsored by GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK | 126 Countries. 35,000 Activities. 1 Week. | www.unleashingideas.org
  • 15. Why Regional Steering Committees • Neutral Platform for Cooperation Organizations might compete year round for funding, audience and recognition – being mostly an annual celebration, offers a simple ask for them to speak consistently off same page to local government and the public • Builds Trust Provides a basis for cooperation on more complex matters around developing ecosystem. Helps mix the cool sneakers crowd with the suits. All boats rise on an incoming tide • Sustainability and Quality Better sharing of work load each year and avoids loss of institutional memory as staff changes and organizational priorities vary • Budget and Leverage Presents a stronger case for funds/VIP participation Founded by Sponsored by GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK | 126 Countries. 35,000 Activities. 1 Week. | www.unleashingideas.org
  • 16. Covering Bases• Representatives of: – Entrepreneurs – Universities and Community Colleges – High Schools – Accelerators, incubators and other startup support organizations – Chambers and other business groups – Local government – Media – GEW USA• Should physically meet at least once a year Founded by Sponsored by GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK | 126 Countries. 35,000 Activities. 1 Week. | www.unleashingideas.org
  • 17. GEW 2013: Featured ActivitiesStartup OpenStartup Open is a global competition to identify and recognizestartup companies founded between GEW 2011 and GEW 2012.The ‘GEW 50’ is being announced today. The overall winner willbe announced on the opening day of GEW and receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Rio de Janeiro for the GlobalEntrepreneurship Congress.Startup Weekend / Global Startup BattleOn the two weekends surrounding GEW, more than 1,200startup teams in 150 cities will frantically build a company fromscratch in 54 hours. Each city will crown a local winner that willadvance to the Global Startup Battle Founded by Sponsored by GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK | 126 Countries. 35,000 Activities. 1 Week. | www.unleashingideas.org
  • 18. GEW 2013: Featured ActivitiesGlobal Student Entrepreneur AwardsStudents who own and run businesses while attending a high school, college oruniversity battle for the title of Global Student Entrepreneur of the Year and theirshare of over $150,000 in business support services.Cleantech Open Global Ideas CompetitionFinalists from more than 20 countries unveil potential breakthrough cleantechideas in one of six industry categories; air water & waste, energy efficiency,renewable energy, green building, smart power and transportation. For the firsttime, a sub-competition is being held specifically for youth .Get in the RingHosted in the Netherlands, entrepreneurs present their business plan toinvestors in an effort to secure up anywhere from €100,000 – €1,000,000 instartup capital. Founded by Sponsored by GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK | 126 Countries. 35,000 Activities. 1 Week. | www.unleashingideas.org
  • 19. GEW 2013: Featured ActivitiesGEW Policy SurveyThe GEW Policy Survey assesses the most important public policies essentialto encouraging startups to launch and scale. A report is planned for release justahead of GEW.Creative Business CupNew and revolutionary business ideas with strong market potential in thecreative industries from more than 25 countries square off in the global finals inCopenhagen, Denmark.StartUp CupStartUp Cup is a global network of locally driven business model open to anytype of business idea. There will be dozens of StartUp Cup’s handing outawards during GEW and two (Tulsa and Cairo) are highlighted. Founded by Sponsored by GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK | 126 Countries. 35,000 Activities. 1 Week. | www.unleashingideas.org
  • 20. Founded by Sponsored byGLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK | 126 Countries. 35,000 Activities. 1 Week. |www.unleashingideas.org
  • 21. GEWUSA.ORG Founded by Sponsored by GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK | 126 Countries. 35,000 Activities. 1 Week. | www.unleashingideas.org
  • 22. Come and Visit GEW in DC Anytime Founded by Sponsored by GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK | 126 Countries. 35,000 Activities. 1 Week. | www.unleashingideas.org