Business Growth and Acceleration for Economic Impact
Largest Entrepreneurship Celebration in the World
Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), launched by the Global Entrepreneurship Network in 2008, is the largest entrepreneurship community in the globe with more than 30,000 members in the network. Once a year, Innovate Coalition, in partnership with hundreds of Entrepreneurship Support Organizations (ESO’s) across the globe, bring together innovators, entrepreneurs, investors and government leaders in the Greater Washington, D.C. / M.D. / V.A. Region and over 7-days to connect, collaborate, share resources and celebrate our thriving Inclusive Innovation ecosystem.
Chief Evangelist, Canva
Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva, an online graphic design tool. He is a brand ambassador for Mercedes-Benz and an executive fellow of the Haas School of Business (UC Berkeley). He was the chief evangelist of Apple and a trustee of the Wikimedia Foundation. He is also the author of The Art of the Start 2.0, The Art of Social Media, Enchantment, and nine other books. Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.
Throughout the year, we strengthen and unite the community by curating inclusive, thought-provoking, and meaningful events and partnerships to grow the ESHIP (entrepreneurship) ecosystem.
We’re announcing our programming and events slowly over the next few months. Stay tuned...
In just 54 hours, you will experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life at a startup.
Check out the latest mentors, judges, and snag a ticket here to get access to an all-inclusive selection of food, drinks, and materials for the entire weekend program.
Kick off #GEW2020 with drinks, good food and great networking.
We'll begin the celebration with a few of the latest D.C. / M.D. / V.A.-area startups who will also be pitching in a 5-minute rapid-fire presentation, and then move on to #GETHAPPIED at the Happy Hour celebration for the community 😉
This Facebook Watch series distills diverse mentor's decades of experience into short lessons to help you overcome growth challenges across 20 thematic areas:
The link to the livestream will be provided Nov. 15th!
Each month, the 202Creates team invites the District's creatives and entrepreneurs to work out of OCTFME's Southeast office, meet fellow creatives & folks in our Residency Program, attend skill-building sessions, tinker in our Podcast and Photography Studios, get drop-in support for specific business or legal questions, share thoughts & experiences during round tables, and more! See below for the full line-up of workshops & speakers we have planned throughout the day.
Professional consultations available with:
1:00 p.m. – Lunch and Learn
More details coming in October.
The world-renowned program that brings entrepreneurs and the Washington D.C. community together over coffee and conversations to overcome growth challenges together.
Hosted alongside its international counterpart, Startup Huddle, across the world this week in solidarity of #GEW2020.
EPICO stands for Entrepreneurship, Product, Innovation, Community, and Outliers, which are the five themes that the event evolves around.
We have a massive lineup of Speaker "Focus 12" Sessions + Meet Ups taking place, all under one roof!
Focus12: short solo presentations featuring the wisdom and experience of the DMV community. Focus12s are linked by a shared theme, topic or trend, with each group of four presentations taking place in a one-hour time block.
TO SUBMIT YOUR MEET UP, CLICK HERE (apply by August 14, 2020 for consideration).
What to expect:
This event marks one of the few times that various meetup communities will come together to run their monthly event under the same roof from across the Greater Washington D.C. / M.D. / V.A. Region.
The world-renowned Future Agro Challenge is here! Join us to hear five (5) agriculture + tech founders pitch to win $5,000.00 in cash and in-kind prizes (winner gets travel and room/board to the national finals).
Applications are still open, submit your startup here: https://incohq.co/gew2020fac
We will be announcing the Pitch Competition finalists Nov. 18th!
We can’t put on this week without you. Join our team to help us unite the D.C. / M.D. / V.A. business community.1
We are here to support you. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions.2
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Empower the community and interact with more than 7,000 entrepreneurs. We’d love to hear from you!4
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