GEW (Global Entrepreneurship Week)
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.
Every year in November GEW celebrates one week festivities to inspire people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential self-starters and innovators. These activities, from large-scale competitions and events to cherish networking – gatherings, connect participants to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors; introducing them to new possibilities and exciting opportunities.
The initiative launched in 2008 and has since grown to 125 countries—with 24,008 partner organizations planning 33,846 activities that directly engage millions of participants every year.
Global Entrepreneurship Week continues to attract and engage high-profile entrepreneurs who are enthusiastic to share their personal experiences and insights, including Richard Branson, Michael Dell, Russell Simmons, Muhammad Yunus, Mark Cuban and others. Meanwhile, world leaders on each continent and local elected officials alike have embraced the campaign, through proclamations as well as participation, as they look to fuel the economic engine of high-growth startups in their own countries and communities.
However, GEW is more than just an awareness campaign supported by world leaders and celebrity entrepreneurs. It is about unleashing ideas and doing what it takes to bring them to life, spotting opportunities, taking risks, solving problems, being creative, building connections and learning from both failure and success. It is about thinking big and making your mark on the world doing well while doing well at the same time.
Somaliland has been approved to be part of the Global Entrepreneurship Week and Shaqodoon Organization has been nominated as the host for GEW activities in Somaliland this year. For the first time, in Somaliland, we are going to bring together entrepreneurs, youth, mentors and investors to incubate business.
It is important to understand that fostering culture of entrepreneurship in Somaliland is highly needed. With your collaboration, we are going to held GEW during the week November 23rd -28th 2013 in Hargeisa for the first time. Shaqodoon Organization believes that GEW event should be home grown and ideas that are valuable and worth investing from young entrepreneurs and business communities to be head there will be
different events organized by different organizations in Hargeisa these organization are include
University of Hargeisa
These organizations will held events and offer services that are helpful to the youth. Some of the featured events to be launched include:
Launch of GEW Somaliland
Mentoring for future entrepreneurs
Role of women in micro-enterprise in Somaliland
Failing and forward business startups failures
Applying for microfinance grants
Successful youth entrepreneurs in Somaliland
And many more