Global Entrepreneurship Week 2017

Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.

During one week each November, GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them take the next step in their entrepreneurial journey. These activities, from large-scale competitions and events to intimate networking gatherings, connect participants to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors—introducing them to new possibilities and exciting opportunities.

GEW 2017

This year not only marks the 10th Anniversary Celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week, but will the first time it is officially celebrated in Sierra Leone.

GEN Sierra Leone and Innovation SL are the National host for the Global Entrepreneurship Week(GEW). As National Host we are responsible for organising and managing events during the GEW. Our main role is to serve as the main coordinating entity for Global Entrepreneurship Week.

The objectives of GEW are;

 Inspire.
Introduce the notion of entrepreneurial behavior to as many people who otherwise might not have considered it as a path in their life.

Connect.
Network people across national boundaries in a global effort to find new ideas at the intersection of cultures & disciplines.

Mentor.
Enlist active and inspirational innovators around the world to coach and mentor the next generation as they pursue their entrepreneurial dreams.

Engage.
Demonstrate to opinion leaders and policymakers 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.

Learn more about GEW SL 2017 activities