About Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN)

Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) is a year-round platform of programs and initiatives created by the communities that celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week each November.

Aimed at creating one global entrepreneurial ecosystem, GEN helps people in 160 countries unleash their ideas and turn them into promising new ventures—creating jobs, unearthing innovations for society and strengthening economic stability around the world.

Global Entrepreneurship Week, initiated by the Kaufman Foundation, aims to encourage and help young people explore their potential as self-starters and innovators, a path that will enable them to flourish personally, economically and socially. During one week each November, thousands of events and competitions around the world inspire millions to engage in entrepreneurial activity while connecting them to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors. The project who celebrates its 10th year, bonded last year over 8 million people in 160 countries. Entrepreneurship Week invites young professionals from every walk of life to combine creativity and innovation, and provides them with the opportunity to think "big" and transform ideas into reality.

This year's Global Entrepreneurship Week will be November 14-20, 2016.   

Global Entrepreneurship Week Israel

The great success of “Start-Up Nation Israel” has not reached minority communities in Israel. GEW aims to bridge over this gap and connect the social periphery with the thriving tech economy. GEW events raise entrepreneurship awareness as a driving force, enabling social mobility, economic growth and equal opportunities.

According to academic research, role modeling is known to have an extremely strong impact on young people considering career choices. Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) Israel has leveraged on these findings to create a strong tech entrepreneurship role modeling string of events which takes place every November, reaching out to over forty thousand youngsters, in cooperation with over one hundred bodies and close to two hundred volunteers in 2015 alone. GEW's activity is focused on the social periphery, and dozens of role modeling events take place, every year, in the ultra-orthodox and Arab minority communities.

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