BRIDGE THE BREAKTHROUGH: INNOVATE, COLLABORATE, ADVOCATE

Nov. 18-24, 2019

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WHAT IS Global Entrepreneurship Week?

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), launched by the Global Entrepreneurship Network in 2017, 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. Region and over 7-days to connect, collaborate, share resources and celebrate our thriving Inclusive Innovation ecosystem.

170 countries

35,000 events

20,000 partners

10 mil. people

NETWORK WITH Panelists + Speakers

Guy Kawasaki

Chief Evangelist, Canva

Patricia Edwards

Founder, XIS Enterprise

Connell Wise

Founder, Connell Wise & Associates

Ellen Bateman

Director for U.S. Ecosystems, Global Entrepreneurship Network

Juan Camilo Cardona

Founder, EPICO Global

Yurani Sandoval

Founder, Single Parent Power

Monica Kang

Founder, InnovatorsBox

Steven A. Rodriguez

Worldwide Community Strategist & Speaker

#ZeroBarriers #NewMajority

#GiveFirst

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.

SCHEDULE DETAILS Featured Events

We’re announcing our programming and events slowly over the next few weeks. Stay tuned...

Fri. 5:30 PM - Sun. 11:00 PM
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Yurani Sandoval

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Monica Kang

Techstars Startup Weekend, presented by Kapor Center

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.

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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Marie Claire Andrea

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Nicholas Bonaventure

1 Million Cups, presented by Kauffman

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 #GEW2019.

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Juan Camilo Cardona

EPICO Pavilion, presented by SUEGO

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 15" Sessions + Meet Ups taking place, all under one roof!

AGENDA

  • 5:00 pm | Setup
  • 5:30 pm | Networking and Food (Exhibit Hall)
  • 6:00 pm | Focus15 Sessions (01-04), Startup Grind Panel, Hackers/Founders
  • 7:00 pm | Focus15 Sessions (05-08), FuckUp Nights, CMX Connect
  • 8:00 pm | Focus15 Sessions (09-12), ACE NextGen, DMVStartup
  • 9:00 pm | GO TO Startup Crawl!

Focus15: short solo presentations featuring the wisdom and experience of the DMV community. Focus15s are linked by a shared theme, topic or trend, with each group of four presentations taking place in a one-hour time block.

MEET UPS
TO SUBMIT YOUR MEET UP, CLICK HERE (apply by November 08 for consideration).

What to expect:

  • 15-minute, rapid-fire EPICO Talks around critical entrepreneurship topics to inspire, connect, and educate.
  • Learn about the participating Meetups and chat with the organizers one-on-one to find out more ways to get involved.
  • Bring plenty of business cards and lots of energy! There will be a number of people you will want to network with.
  • Find opportunities with the exhibiting sponsors (and grab some sweet swag)

 

This event marks one of the few times that various meetup communities will come together to run their monthly event under the same roof in D.C. / M.D. / V.A.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Guy Kawasaki

How to Make a Great Pitch

Making pitches is a way of life for an entrepreneur. Guy Kawasaki provides his tips for ensuring each pitch is better than the last.

 

His 10/20/30 rule for PowerPoint slides is essential.

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Carla Tanas

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Cecilia Wessinger

Future Agro Challenge Pitch Competition

The world-renowned Future Agro Challenge is here! Join us to hear 5 aggro 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/gew2019fac

 

We will be announcing the Pitch Competition finalists Nov. 18th!

5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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Steven A. Rodriguez

#GEW2019 Kick-Off Celebration

Kick off #GEW2019 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 the Happy Hour celebration for the community 😉

HOW TO Get Involved

Volunteer

We can’t put on this week without you. Join our team to help us unite the DMV business community.

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Contact

We are here to support you. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions.

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Speaker Proposal

Is there a topic you are passionate about? If you have an idea for an event, fill out the form below.

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Sponsor

Empower the community and interact with more than 6,000 entrepreneurs. We’d love to hear from you!

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Partner

Help us put this week together by providing in-kind support. This week would not be possible without you.

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Submit Content

Have an upcoming event or exciting opportunity you want to share? Let's include it in the newsletter.

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OUR Sponsors

global entrepreneurship network
ewing marion kauffman foundation
kapor center for social impact
google for startups
the yard
wework labs

OUR Community Partners

suego
xis global
bloomshift
international council on trade and development
university of maryland
inncuvate
technical.ly dc
1863 ventures
dc government mayor's office for veteran affairs
ureeka
bay atlantic university
epico global
1 million cups
startup leadership program
hackers/founders
aesir
techqueria

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