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.
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.
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.
VP of Impact and Research, SEED SPOT
Duane Rollins is a designer, educator, and non-profit leader trying to do a little more good around the nation's capital. He currently serves as the VP of Impact and Research at SEED SPOT, a social impact incubator focused on educating, accelerating, and investing in impact-driven entrepreneurs.
Associate Director, DC Office of Creative Affairs at Government of the District of Columbia
Working with an entrepreneurial approach, I've spent the past 20 years supporting the growth of creative entrepreneurs and building the infrastructure and resources to sustain them. Currently I am working with the DC Government, community partners, and entrepreneurs to build the creative ecosystem and grow the creative economy.
CEO & Co-founder, Create&
Being the child of Salvadorean immigrants has given me the opportunity to see life through a unique perspective. Like many other immigrant families seeking the “American Dream”, my parents struggled to make a better life for me and my siblings in the US. Witnessing their resolve to confront adversity has motivated me to focus my career on being a proponent for families like mine.
Graphic Design Specialist
An insightful and smart-working creator who combines a passion for good design with a desire to empower the people and communities for the better. I communicate ideas and brands in a visual and thoughtful way that serves both user needs and objective goals.
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