Celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week at Syracuse University

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The fifth annual Syracuse University Global Entrepreneurship Week celebration is November 16 – 20.  Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is a celebration of innovators who launch startups and bring ideas to life. For one week each November, the world’s largest celebration of entrepreneurship inspires people around 180+ countries from around the globe explore their potential as self-starters and innovators.  Past GEW events at Syracuse have included activities ranging from competitions to large scale conferences, intimate networking and meetups, lectures and panel discussions, film screenings and meetings with investors.  This year in a global pandemic we’re taking it a little differently, and introducing aspiring entrepreneurs and innovators to possibilities and exciting opportunities.  We’re promoting and celebrating the cultural diversity that is part of the LaunchPad, and connecting students to world innovation leaders, local communities and colleges and universities around the globe that have embraced the campaign as a way to fuel ideas by high-growth startups.  We’re proud to be part of making GEW a truly global platform for connection and collaboration.

Coordinated by the Blackstone LaunchPad & Techstars at Syracuse University, GEW@SU empowers entrepreneurs at all stages – from start-up to scale-up – and inspires innovators to take their first step.

This week we encourage Syracuse’s entrepreneurship ecosystem – entrepreneurs, educators, researchers, resource providers, and more – to connect and help our university innovators unleash their ideas, and to become self-starters through start-up thinking. 

You are encouraged to use social media to share your own story as an innovator. What are the ideas and experiences that are shaping your journey? Share them this week using the hashtags #GEW2020, #GEWSyracuse, and #LaunchPadSYR, or @GEW2020, @GEWSyracuse, and @LaunchPadSYR.

For more information, e-mail LaunchPad@syr.edu