19 November 2008

Global Entrepreneurship Week: Unleashing Ideas

I'm reblogging a post from Nathaniel Whittemore, the founding Director of the Center for Global Engagement at Northwestern University. Cool stuff.

This week is the first Global Entrepreneurship Week, a celebration of creativity, innovation, and inspiration designed to connect young people around the world and spark fires of entrepreneurship to solve big problems and create new opportunities.

Launched by Make Your Mark and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation for Entrepreneurs, the week brings together literally thousands of organizations holding events around the world. In the United Kingdom, for example, more than 600 partner organizations are hosting more than 3,000 activities.

The week is particularly focused on introducing the Millennial generation to the idea of entrepreneurship and enterprise. For example, events held yesterday included:

  • a debate called "In the Current Economic Climate, Can Entrepreneurs Change the World," as a part of ChainReaction,
  • a video conference about entrepreneurship and the Millennium Development Goals between Ghanian university students and California Polytech State University,
  • a debate about entrepreneurship and the local environment in Porto Alegre in Brazil

I'll be posting videos and commentary all week. You can follow along here or check out some of the main sites aggregating content from around the world:

  • Unleashingideas.org - the main site for Global Entrepreneurship Week, where you can see the full variety of activities happening around the world
  • the Kauffman Foundation's page for GEW, which includes "Daily Dispatches" with some of the most interesting happenings
  • the official Youtube Channel
Reblogged from socialentrepreneurship.change.org

Go to the original source: social entrepreneurship

More on Global Entrepreneurship Week here and here.

And a blog from Singapore: Connect the Dots

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