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Global Entrepreneurship Week 2019

November 18, 2019 - November 24, 2019


During one week each November, thousands of events and competitions in 170 countries inspire millions to engage in entrepreneurial activity while connecting them to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors. Powered by the Kauffman Foundation, the initiative is supported by dozens of world leaders and a network of more than 15,000 partner organizations. GEW is held November 18-24, 2019.

Global Entrepreneurship Week is a celebration of innovators who dream big and launch startups that bring ideas to life. Each November, GEW reaches millions of people of all ages and backgrounds through local, national and global events and activities. From large-scale startup competitions and workshops to small, community discussions – GEW reaches new audiences and connects participants to a network that can help them take the next step, no matter where they are on their entrepreneurial journey.

This year roughly 35,000 events and competitions will take place during GEW 2019 – connecting nearly 10 million participants to potential collaborators, mentors and investors.

Why do so many groups plan and conduct activities during Global Entrepreneurship Week?

Because it is a simple way to reach beyond your immediate network and connect with potential new partners, funders and members.


INSPIRE: Made possible by the Kauffman Foundation, Global Entrepreneurship Week introduces entrepreneurship and innovation to those who otherwise might not have considered it as a career path or as a way to solve real-world problems they are passionate about. Through partner events, activities and competitions, GEW shares uplifting and informative experiences that motivate participants to take action.

CONNECT: This week provides an opportunity for individuals and organizations to connect with others and strengthen their entrepreneurship ecosystem. GEW provides an opportunity to expand your organization’s reach beyond traditional audiences and energize new partnerships or increased membership. It also can open doors to an international audience and connect your local network to a global community.

ENGAGE: The GEW celebration empowers organizations by building and reinforcing linkages for deeper engagement throughout the year between active and inspiring entrepreneurs along with investors, mentors, corporates, community leaders, media and other startup support champions.

Get Involved

We would like to invite organizations and stakeholders in the entrepreneurial space in Thailand to participate in this global event aimed at celebrating innovators who dream big and launch startups that bring ideas to life. This is an opportunity to showcase to the world what Thailand is doing to promote and inspire entrepreneurship!  You can get involved by:

Attend an event – see what’s happening in your community and what resources are available to help you on your entrepreneurial path. Discover GEW events near you this November.

Host an event – anyone can participate in GEW. Just schedule an event that celebrates, educates and connects entrepreneurs in your community during GEW in November. Register the event on our website and we will send you the logo to help promote your event. Register using the form below.

Make global connections – Share your tips for attracting talent, retaining big name companies, and supporting entrepreneurs at the city level with other cities around the world. 

Register Your Event


November 18, 2019
November 24, 2019

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