GEW Canada: celebrating entrepreneurship

Futurpreneur is proud to be the Canadian leader for Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), an initiative of the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN).

November 18-24, 2024

November 18-24, 2024

What is Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW)?

GEW is an annual celebration of entrepreneurship that takes place in over 180 countries worldwide. Organized by the Global Entrepreneurship Network’s partners across the globe – including Futurpreneur in Canada – GEW empowers businesses, non-profits, and entrepreneurs to organize events focused on key themes related to entrepreneurship such as:  

  • Education
  • Ecosystems
  • Inclusion

Join over 40,000 events globally during GEW to champion entrepreneurship in Canada and beyond.

Why participate in GEW?

GEW is the largest annual celebration of entrepreneurship, with excellent opportunities to build connections and promote your work to a local, national, and global audience. Leading a GEW event demonstrates your commitment to the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Canada and around the world. 

We encourage you to run your own event in support of global entrepreneurship or attend as many events as you can to support colleagues and like-minded organizations across the country. 

You can share your GEW events on the official GEN Global website and can also promote them on the GEW Canada X account by tagging @gewcanada. Be sure to tag us too @futurpreneur!

Tips for a successful GEW event

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Start planning early

Start planning for GEW now by connecting with partners, venues, and potential speakers.

Engage local entrepreneurs

GEW is all about supporting entrepreneurs and sharing their stories. Connect with businesses in your region to let them know how they can be involved.

Focus on a theme

The best events incorporate one of the 3 GEW themes and tend to focus on key issues impacting entrepreneurs.

Consider your audience

Make sure your event is tailored to your audience, whether that’s entrepreneurs, business leaders, policymakers or a combination of different groups.

Promote, promote, promote

Spreading the word is vital to any event. Make sure to promote your event online (in yours and your partners channels) or through your newsletters.