Who We Are
Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators, who launch start-ups 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.
The initiative launched in 2008 and has since grown to 150 countries—with 32,008 partner organizations planning 54,846 activities that directly engage millions of participants every year.
The Bermuda Host Committee is coordinated by the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation with organizational support from the Department of E-Commerce and Youth Entrepreneurship Initiative.
Bermuda has fared well on the Global stage winning the award for the most activities, and most program partners per capita at the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Milan.
Additionally, Bermudians EJ Burrows and Connor Burns of Symatecs and Bermuda Arial Media winning the top prize in the Global Future Agro Challenge in Athens in 2014.