Get ready for Global Entrepreneurship Week
Global Entrepreneurship Week is on the way. Starting on Monday 16th November, the scheme is a British-led worldwide movement that involves millions of entrepreneurs publicising their ideas and seeking to turn their dreams into reality.
The initiative has been running in the UK since 2004. Last year, Global Entrepreneurship Week saw 24,966 events and activities run in 77 countries, attended by more than 3.06 million people – 644,000 of which were in the UK.
The Week is split into different ‘focuses’. Starting with the ‘Make Your Mark Challenge’, the scheme will be kicked off on Monday 16th November with the largest one day enterprise competition for schools and colleges in the UK.
The challenge will encourage young students to get involved and learn valuable entrepreneurship skills, including teamwork, making use of individual strengths, problem-solving, strategic thinking and developing financial skills. Over 56,000 students took part last year.
The rest of the week is split into other focuses, including a Women’s Enterprise Day, a Social Enterprise Day, and a Home Enterprise Day.
Entrepreneur, star of The Apprentice and now the Government’s Enterprise Champion, Lord Sugar, endorses the Global Entrepreneurship Week:
“A thriving, can-do enterprise culture is part of what makes Britain a great place to do business. Global Entrepreneurship Week is important because it inspires a whole new generation of budding entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into reality.”
To find out more about Global Entrepreneurship Week and to register your interest, go to: www.gew.org.uk.