Global Entrepreneurship Week 2010 Partners with the Entrepreneurs’ Organization to Stimulate Innovation and Spur Job Creation
Alexandria, Virginia, USA (21 October 2010) – In November, millions of people around the globe will participate in Global Entrepreneurship Week 2010 (GEW), the world’s largest celebration of entrepreneurship. From 15-21 November, thousands of events in more than 100 countries will celebrate the innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity that have long defined the entrepreneurial spirit.
Coinciding with GEW for the second consecutive year, the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) is designing a series of entrepreneurial events to create life-changing experiences and spur job creation around the globe. Known as EO24, the series of more than 80 global events will take place over a 24-hour period on 18 November 2010.
During EO24, EO chapters around the world will conduct events designed to drive business take-home value around growth and innovation. Guided by the theme “Building the Better Entrepreneur,” these events will provide value to entrepreneurs worldwide and are designed to positively impact the entire entrepreneurial continuum, from college entrepreneurs and startups through established small businesses and large enterprises.
“We’re eager and energized to make EO24 a successful part of Global Entrepreneurship Week again this year,” said Michael Caito, Global Chairman of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization. “The week’s emphasis on entrepreneurial learning aimed at encouraging innovation and creating jobs is something our organization believes deeply in, so we’re motivated to do our part to make it a success.”
Now in its third year, GEW will bring together aspiring and inspiring entrepreneurs, helping them embrace originality, imagination and ingenuity through local, national and global activities. GEW has grown exponentially since its inaugural event in 2008; more than 10 million people in 102 countries will participate this year. In 2009, more than 7.5 million people took part in an estimated 32,000 events across 88 countries.
“Global Entrepreneurship Week exemplifies the expression ‘the whole is greater than the sum of its parts’—a global entrepreneurial movement is stronger than a sole regional or national effort,” said Jonathan Ortmans, president of Global Entrepreneurship Week. “Through GEW’s growing global network, we are demonstrating how entrepreneurship can improve lives, build economies and expand human welfare.”
To learn more about EO24, visit www.eo24.or
About the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO)
The Entrepreneurs' Organization is a dynamic, global network of more than 7,500 business owners in 38 countries. Founded in 1987 by a group of young entrepreneurs, EO is the catalyst that enables entrepreneurs to learn and grow from each other, leading to greater business success and an enriched personal life. Membership in one of EO’s 118 chapters is by invitation only; the average member is 40 years old with annual revenues of US$18.4 million. For more information on the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, visit www.eonetwork.org or call +1.703.519.6700.
About Global Entrepreneurship Week
With the goal to inspire young people to embrace innovation, imagination and creativity, Global Entrepreneurship Week will encourage youth to think big and turn their ideas into reality. From November 15-21, 2010, millions of young people around the world will join a growing movement to generate new ideas and seek better ways of doing things. Tens of thousands of activities are being planned in dozens of countries. Global Entrepreneurship Week is founded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the Enterprise UK campaign. For more information, visit www.unleashingideas.org, and follow
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