Mark your calendar: Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) begins just four weeks from today and runs from Monday, November 14th through Sunday, November 20th, 2011.
Whether you’re an IT services entrepreneur, or you make a living supporting the IT needs of entrepreneurs, or perhaps both, make sure that you take time during the third week in November to celebrate the tremendous contributions that entrepreneurs in your local community make to the local economy.
While Global Entrepreneurship Week is celebrated worldwide, most small business technology providers tend to serve clients who are located in close proximity to their locations.
First started in 2008 by former UK Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, and Carl Schramm, the president and CEO of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, this annual celebration is all about innovation, job creation, and bringing new ideas to life...ideas that ultimately can help improve economic well-being and raise the standard of living.
To further the goal of this movement, events are being held in thousands of locations in literally dozens of countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and South Africa, among others.
You can learn more about featured events, including Startup Open, Startup Weekend, Your Big Year, Global Cleantech Open Ideas Competition, Meet the Dragons, Global Student Entrepreneur Awards, and Global Innovation Game (GiG), by visiting the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) Web site at http://www.unleashingideas.org.
And don’t forget to bring plenty of your business cards for the awesome networking potential!
Did you go to a Global Entrepreneurship Week event in prior years? Are you planning on attending a related event this year? Please share your thoughts and plans in the Comments area below.
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