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It’s Now! Not tomorrow …

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

The Empact100 recognizes the top 100 companies run by young entrepreneurs age 30 or younger who impact our economy through job creation, innovation, and philanthropy. In 2011, several Empact100 honorees took a Pledge at the White House to give back to entrepreneurship.

Watch the Michael Gerber, author of E-Myth interview at the Empact Future of Entrepreneurship Education Summit.


Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? What contribution would like to make to the world? Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011 kicks off today in 123 Countries.

Starting today, in 123 countries around the world, millions of current and aspiring entrepreneurs will kick off the third-annual Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2011, Nov. 14-20. More than 25,000 partner organizations will host 40,000 events in a week-long celebration that will drive awareness and adoption for the world’s key economic driver — entrepreneurship.

“For one week each November, students, educators, entrepreneurs, business leaders, and government officials come together to pursue one cause — to spread the power of entrepreneurship,” said Carl Schramm, president and CEO of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. “It’s during this time that we celebrate the innovators who bring ideas to life, drive economic growth, and expand human welfare.”

An initiative of the Kauffman Foundation, the world’s largest foundation dedicated to entrepreneurship, GEW connects people through activities that create a platform to foster an entrepreneurial ecosystem. There are no requirements to take part. Anyone, anywhere can participate in wide-ranging activities that include virtual and face-to-face events, competitions, and intimate networking gatherings.

Get involvedĀ here

It’s Time to Unleash Your Ideas

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

In November, millions of people around the globe will participate in the world’s largest celebration of entrepreneurship. Thousands of events in more than 100 countries will celebrate innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity during Global Entrepreneurship Week 2010 (GEW), Nov. 15-21. Now in its third year, the event will bring together aspiring and inspiring entrepreneurs, helping them embrace originality, imagination, and ingenuity through local, national, and global activities.

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation will host the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) Global Finals during Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2010. The GSEA Global Finals will be held in Kansas City, Mo. on Nov. 17-19, 2010. GEW is Nov. 15-21, 2010.

The GSEA Finals brings together high school, university, and graduate student entrepreneurs from around the world to compete for the title of “Student Entrepreneur of the Year.” Prizes include cash and in-kind business services, and access to the Global Entrepreneurs’ Organization Network to grow their businesses and skills.

In the span of two short years, Global Entrepreneurship Week has inspired more than 10 million people in 102 countries to unleash their ideas. It has touched aspiring entrepreneurs from major cities to remote villages.

Find an event near you here