Washington, D.C. – Global Entrepreneurship Network announced a collection of individuals and organizations to serve as the community stakeholders to drive engagement in thousands of activities this November to help start and grow startups around the world. Known as Global Entrepreneurship Week, the large-scale campaign is active in 170 countries with roughly 9 million participants in 35,000 activities – ranging from small, casual meetups to massive events and competitions. This year, GEW will take place November 16th – 22nd.
Steven A. Rodriguez and Innovate Coalition Inc will serve as one of the GEW Community Organizers for Greater Washington, D.C. Region.
We have such a rich legacy of innovation and community support in the region, and stand on the shoulders of community builders that came before us. And we feel that the entrepreneur and small business spirit is still blazing strong even through these uncertain times, perhaps now more than ever before. It’s our duty to #GiveFirst to help grow and accelerate the entrepreneurial ecosystem for the New Majority.Steven A. Rodriguez, WorldWide Community Strategist
Steven A. Rodriguez has been involved for numerous years recruiting statewide Community Organizers to host events during Global Entrepreneurship Week. Previously, Steven spearheaded the launch of the world renown Startup Huddle program, now across 6 continents.
The state organizers tapped by GEN will encourage hundreds of organizations throughout their state to plan and conduct activities during GEW USA. They will also play a role in connecting those organizations and other key stakeholders to expand awareness and enable the participation of communities not traditionally engaged in entrepreneurial activity.
Each year, Global Entrepreneurship Week amplifies the great work being done to support entrepreneurs across the country while connecting them to more opportunities to start and scale in their own communities.Ellen Bateman, director for U.S. ecosystems at the Global Entrepreneurship Network
The four global themes of GEW 2020 will focus on Ecosystems, Education, Inclusion and Policy. Event organizers are encouraged to consider these themes but have the flexibility to plan their activity as best they see fit to suit their individual communities needs and interests.
Organizations anywhere in the United States that are interested in planning and conducting an activity, event or competition during Global Entrepreneurship Week should create a profile and add their event to leverage the expansive GEW community outreach and promotional efforts.
Any individuals or organizations interested in getting involved in any capacity can connect with Innovate Coalition at [email protected].
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About Innovate Coalition
Innovate Coalition Inc. is a community not-for-profit focused on catalyzing, connecting, and accelerating inclusive innovation. We help publish community resources, implement world-renown entrepreneurship (ESHIP) programming and events, and promote opportunities worldwide. The most important factor for success, either for individuals or businesses, is access to societal networks: talent networks, money networks, networks of ideas and networks of vendors and services. We help grow and strengthen those networks to bolster the creation of jobs, companies and wealth.
About Global Entrepreneurship Network
The Global Entrepreneurship Network operates a platform of projects and programs in 170 countries aimed at making it easier for anyone, anywhere to start and scale a business. By fostering deeper cross border collaboration and initiatives between entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, policymakers and entrepreneurial support organizations, GEN works to fuel healthier entrepreneurship ecosystems that create more jobs, educate individuals, accelerate innovation and strengthen economic growth. For more information visit: www.genglobal.org.
For Innovate Coalition Inc.
Check out past Global Entrepreneurship Week programming and events across Greater Washington, D.C. / Maryland / Virginia at https://innovatecoalition.org/gew.