Santa Clara University

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

2015 Global Entrepreneurship Week


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November 16-22, 2015

The CIE Brings Global Entrepreneurship Week to the Heart of Silicon Valley
with Activities that Inspire, Connect, Inform and Mentor

Santa Clara University will once again join in the worldwide celebration of entrepreneurship with a series of on-campus events during Global Entrepreneurship Week in November. Brought to the heart of Silicon Valley by CIE, this international initiative encompasses more than 130 countries with nearly 37,000 activities that actively engage more than 7 million people.  Whether you attend a panel discussion, presentation, speaker event or get some advice with our popular Office Hours, Global Entrepreneurship Week is a great opportunity to network, learn and enjoy.

If you have suggestions for events you'd like to see offered for GEW, please forward your comments to Linda Jenkins in the CIE,


2015 Schedule Coming Soon!

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More About the Week

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140 countries.
37,000 events.
7 million people.
A global movement unleashing new ideas.

Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.

During one week each November, GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators. These activities, from large-scale competitions and events to intimate networking gatherings, connect participants to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors—introducing them to new possibilities and exciting opportunities.  

GEW is more than just an awareness campaign supported by world leaders and celebrity entrepreneurs. It is about unleashing ideas and doing what it takes to bring them to life—spotting opportunities, taking risks, solving problems, being creative, building connections and learning from both failure and success. It is about thinking big and making your mark on the world—doing good while doing well at the same time.

The initiative kicked off in 2008, launched by former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Carl Schramm, the president and CEO of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Since then, it has grown to 140 countries—with nearly 24,000 partner organizations planning more than 37,000 activities that directly engage more than 7 million people.

Through this initiative, the next generation of entrepreneurs are inspired and can emerge. In doing so, they will begin to acquire the knowledge, skills and networks needed to grow innovative, sustainable enterprises that have a positive impact on their lives, their families and communities.


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