REGISTRATION BEGINS FOR GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK FORT WORTH

Held in locations across the world, Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) celebrates the innovators and job creators who bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and improve human welfare.

GEW Fort Worth tells the stories of local entrepreneurs, provides a platform for them to connect and helps people understand the importance of entrepreneurship in our communities. This year’s GEW Fort Worth will take place entirely virtually from Nov. 16-20, 2020. Event registration is now open on the GEW Fort Worth website at gewfortworth.com.

In 2019, GEW FW featured 54 in-person and virtual events at 35 locations throughout Tarrant County, attracting more than 2,200 participants. Local businesses, incubators and community organizations create and run all of the events in GEW. These events provide an influx of new ideas, the latest technologies and discoveries from around the world that business owners, business leaders and city officials can leverage for the betterment of the Fort Worth area. There is still time to organize an event for GEW Fort Worth. Event submissions are due to gewfortworth.com/organize-an-event by Oct. 9.

“GEW is important because it brings together entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs, and creates a collision of ideas,” says Meghan Wright, co-organizer of GEW Fort Worth.

For information about individual sessions (updated weekly) and to register for this year’s event, visit gewfortworth.com.

About Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week, an initiative of the Global Entrepreneurship Network (genglobal.org), is an international collection of tens of thousands of events, activities and competitions each November that inspire millions to explore their potential as an entrepreneur while fostering connections and increasing collaboration within their ecosystems.

Diversity is a driver of innovation and economies suffer if a nation or group of people are underrepresented or face structural barriers – the world needs more entrepreneurs. Powered by the Kauffman Foundation, Global Entrepreneurship Week has expanded to 180+ nations since its launch in 2008 with 20,000 partner organizations now serving as GEW ’s community-building backbone. In the United States, nearly 5,000 events, activities and competitions are planned across all 50 states by colleges and universities, entrepreneurial support organizations, government agencies, economic development groups and more. Locally, Global Entrepreneurship Week is a simple way to support and connect the Fort Worth/Tarrant County entrepreneurial ecosystem to the wider community of entrepreneurs and business leaders nationally and around the world.

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