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Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW)

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is the world's largest campaign to promote entrepreneurship. Each year, it plays a critical role in encouraging the next generation of entrepreneurs to consider strating up their own business.

In the UK, the campaign is hosted by Youth Business International, a global network of initiatives that help young entrepreneurs to start their own business, in partnership with Barclays.

In 2013, Global Entrepreneurship Week took place between 18 - 24 November and the theme was "Take a Step Forward".

Here is a summary of what happened in the 2013 event:

  • 347, 000 people attended 3,240 events, ogranised by 633 partner organisations - a 24% increase in participation numbers compared to 2012.
  • 78% of participants said that they felt more confident about starting a business or making their business a success.
  • 44% of non-entrepreneur participants said that they had gained a new business idea or been inspired.
  • 42% of entrepreneur participants said that they had made new contacts to help them in their business.
  • The campaign generated 11,565 tweets using the hashtag #GEWfwd, 230,600 Facebook impressions and 862 media articles in the UK, with a total circulation of 137 million.


For more information, please read the evaluation report to find out more:

Or, go to the Global Entrepreneurship Week website for more information about the overall event: