Global Entrepreneurship Week is a celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch start ups 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 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. Millions who had never before considered launching their own ventures soak up advice and inspiration from the likes of Richard Branson, Michael Dell and Muhammad Yunus. The initiative launched in 2008 and has since grown to 165 countries—with 16,836 partner organizations held 34,208 activities that directly engage 9,019,833 of participants every year.
Shaqodoon Organization is the GEW country host organization in Somalia and Somaliland. Since Shaqodoon was nominated to be GEW country host partner, Shaqodoon hosted 9 successive events engaging over 10,000 participants including, youth, entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers and business leaders.