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About Global Entrepreneurship Week United Kingdom

About Global Entrepreneurship Week United Kingdom

Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest campaign to promote entrepreneurship. Each year, it plays a critical role in encouraging the next generation of entrepreneurs to consider starting up their own business.

From the 16-22 November, Global Entrepreneurship Week inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators. 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.

In the last five years, GEW campaign has been hosted in the UK by Youth Business International, a global network dedicated to helping young entrepreneurs get started in business.

This year, YBI joined forces with its members in the UK and is co-hosting the 2015 GEW campaign together with - StartUp Direct, UnLtd and Virgin Startup.

Members of the YBI network across the world also host Global Entrepreneurship Week in further ten countries, giving the UK community even stronger links to the global entrepreneurship movement.

Last year in the UK over 500 partner organisations hosted around 2,500 events that reached more than 340,000 entrepreneurial people across the country.

This year we are helping participants to Make it Happen!

We know that lots of people in the UK have ideas that could make life better, and many people have dreamed up being their own boss.

This Global Entrepreneurship Week, we’re encouraging you to seize the opportunity and make it happen. We’d like participants to just do one thing to become more entrepreneurial, whether it’s getting feedback on your business idea at a networking event, signing up for a training course to give you the skills you need or finding a mentor who can give you guidance.

If there’s ever a time to make it happen, it’s during Global Entrepreneurship Week!

Sign up to host or attend an event today, and be ready to #GEWmakeit

What is GEW

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.

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