GEW Global Picks

Learn more about the events, activities and competitions for the GEW 2016 Global Picks. 

 

2016 CHAMPION

         

 


 

 

 

CREATIVE BUSINESS CUP
Global competition to test the creativity and market potential of entrepreneurs in the creative industries.
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 GET IN THE RING
 A global competition that offers startups of any industry the podium to create fans all over the world.
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FUTURE AGRO CHALLENGE
(FAC) is for agro innovators and investors that addresses the future of healthy food from the farmer to the consumer, and furthers the agricultural revolution that is underway. Follow on Twitter at @FAC_network

 


 

 

GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP INDEX
Our flagship entrepreneurship index, a powerful tool for identifying the right policies and programs to accelerate growth and job creation.

 


 

 

STARTUP OPEN
Startup Open is a global competition to identify and recognize new and promising startups. It is open to any entrepreneur who has just started or is about to start a new venture.

STARTUP NATIONS SUMMIT
Startup-savvy policymakers and program leaders focused on exploring different policy ideas and programs to help accelerate new and young firm formation meet annually for the Startup Nations
Summit (SNS).


 

STARTUP HUDDLE
Startup Huddle is a free, monthly program designed to educate, engage and connect entrepreneurs. Every month entrepreneurs come together to pitch their startup, reveal
challenges and crowdsource solutions.

 

 

2016 PREMIER

 

 

 

 

 

1776 CHALLENGE CUP 
A worldwide tournament for the most promising, world-changing startups to win cash prizes, make international connections and share their vision on a global stage. Startups must be working within the industries of cities, education, energy, food, health, money, security, and transportation. 

 

 

 

 

 

CLEANTECH OPEN GLOBAL IDEAS COMPETITION
CleanTech Open finds, funds and fosters the most promising cleantech startups on the planet.

 

 

 

DECA IDEA CHALLENGE
Teams of K-12 and college students devise innovative new uses for a common everyday objects and try to maximize value created in only eight days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

EO24
EO24 is our annual virtual-learning event where entrepreneurs from around the world share their stories and wisdom to inspire and support the next generation of entrepreneurs. EO24 will present 24 hours of global entrepreneurial innovation and knowledge-sharing in a real-time learning environment!

 

 

 

 

 

GLOBAL STARTUP WEEKEND
During Global Startup Weekend, more than 15,000 entrepreneurs will come together for more than 200 events November 11-13 and 18-20, the two weekends before and after Global Entrepreneurship Week. Entrepreneurs will experience what it’s like be a startup during a 54-hour period each weekend.

 

VIRGIN: GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK
During Global Entrepreneurship Week, Virgin provides a guide to all you need to know about the GEW celebrations happening around the world, and the amazizng stories from Virgin entrepreneurs. Virgin has the tips and tricks from leading business minds to share, as well as some truly inspiring stories of entrepreneurs making it happen across the globe. This year, Virgin will be looking into how entrepreneurs in conflict zones overcome adversity to start a business with Virgin Unite. 

   

 

 2016 FEATURED

 

 

JOHNSON AND JOHNSON'S AFRICA INNOVATION CHALLENGE
Throughout Africa, we are looking to drive entrepreneurship and help advance promising consumer healthcare solutions. Chosen applicants will receive a combination of awards including funding up to US $100,000, potential lab space in Africa and/or business and technical mentoring from some of the brightest minds at Johnson & Johnson to help bring their idea to life and create meaningful change in their community or country.

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USAID BLOG SERIES
Follow this blog series throughout the week to learn more about how USAID is working with entrepreneurs, investors, intermediaries, academia and others to create the enabling environment for entrepreneurial ventures to thrive. 

 


 

 

 

CHARITYBUZZ ENTREPRENEUR AUCTION
The Charitybuzz Entrepreneur Auction features many of the world’s most innovative thinkers. Bidders can visit the premier online charity auction platform for the chance to bid for a meeting that could change their life. The bidding ends during Global Entrepreneurship Week, Nov. 15.

 

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MISK GLOBAL FORUM
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
The MiSK Global Forum is a two-day event covering culture and technology for young Saudis and Arab youth in partnership with the brightest minds in the world. This unique gathering aims to unleash the potential of the country's youth and advance the Saudi National Transformation Program and the Vision 2030.

 

 

 

 

ON THE ROAD
Canada
On The Road is a contest that showcases some of the rock star entrepreneurs and small businesses across Canada, as well as highlights some of the great events and initiatives that are happening during Global Entrepreneurship Week in November.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEMAND SOLUTIONS
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Demand Solutions brings together the most creative minds in the world of health, water and sanitation, and women entrepreneurs in the STEM field. Additionally, there will be a Venture Night to discuss and share innovative solutions to the challenges facing Latin America and the Caribbean.

 

 

 

 

 

FAILING FORWARD
Brussels, Belgium
Failing Forward is an inspirational keynote conference, where seasoned entrepreneurs will give an honest testimonial about the hardships they have faced on their way to success, and the lessons learned that helped them through -- breaking through the stigma associated with failure in Belgium and Europe.

 

 

AFRICAN ANGEL INVESTOR SUMMIT
Lagos, Nigeria
Working together is the only way forward to unlock capital fast and maximize Africa’s entrepreneurial potential. All presentations, keynotes and workshops during the 2016 summit will be centered on how different players in the ecosystem – angels, VC’s, government, crowdfunders etc – can cooperate and support each other. 

 

 

 

 

 

MENA ANGEL INVESTORS SUMMIT
Manama, Bahrain
The MENA Angel Investors Summit is a one-of-a-kind conference in the region that brings angel investors and venture capitalists from around the world to network and share best practices, as well as providing an opportunity for startups to pitch for funding at the event.

 

 

 

 

 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP + MIGRATION
Geneva, Switzerland
The Entrepreneurship + Migration event will foster a discussion to create an enabling ecosystem to maximize the impact of diaspora investment for SDGs and how remittances can become a source of self-employment and productive investment, as well as how entrepreneurs can contribute to peace and prosperity in fragile and post-conflict countries. 

 

DISRUPT INCMTY
Mexico City, Mexico
The Disrupt INCmty Entrepreneurship Festival is one of the largest gathering for entrepreneurs in Latin America, brings together thousands of entrepreneurs, investors, startup support organizations and ecosystem players to share knolwedge and best practices, as well as to create and stimulate high-impact ventures and initiatives that promote entrepreneurship. 

 

 

HOW TO GET THERE SUMMIT
The Hague, The Netherlands
Join more than 2,500 top innovators in the Netherlands in networking and collaboration, meet with 350 startups through the Get in the Ring pitch competition, and connect with more than 150 investors who are part of the ecosystem in the Netherlands.