Global Entrepreneurship Lebanon 2014: A successful 5th edition
About Global Entrepreneurship Week
Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of entrepreneurship, taking place for one week each year during November. Aiming to inspire people around the world to start their entrepreneurial journey since 2008, GEW has been bringing together countries from all 6 continents to promote awareness of entrepreneurship.
In its 2014 edition, from the 17th till the 23rd of November GEW was celebrated in over 150 countries in which more than 24000 organizations combined their efforts to organize 34,000 activities and events. Being one of the most successful years yet, GEW engaged over 7.5 million people internationally, from attendees, judges and speakers.
Global Entrepreneurship Week Lebanon 2014
For the 5th consecutive year, Lebanon has been celebrating GEW gaining with each year more exposure and support from the entrepreneurship ecosystem. Bader Young Entrepreneurs Program has been the official host of GEW Lebanon for 2 years now, and in its 2014 edition, the week was celebrated like never before.
Around 56 partners from NGO’s, financial institutions, Universities and support organizations, all combined their efforts to organize over 40 activities and events that extended during the week. This year we had the privilege to partner with entities from the public sector, such as the Ministry of Economy and Trade, showing a remarkable involvement of the Lebanese government in the activities of the entrepreneurship ecosystem.
Activities included workshops, training sessions, inspirational talks, startup weekends, parties and networking gatherings. For the 2nd year in a row, Bader’s annual flagship event, Networking961 acted as the official opening of GEW Lebanon, on Tuesday November 18, numerous attendees from entrepreneurs, investors, media and financial institutions joined to connect and celebrate entrepreneurship. Click here for photos of GEW Lebanon 2014.
This year, GEW Lebanon’s official slogan was “Get Inspired” as the theme chosen to celebrate the week was inspiration. The campaign was developed with the purpose to inspire and motivate the Lebanese youth to unleash their ideas and bring them to life, contributing to the economic growth of Lebanon.
Each year, GEW Lebanon is bringing in more partners, activities, involvement and engagement. As Lebanon is witnessing one of the hardest situations yet, GEW Lebanon and the partners involved continue to spread awareness on entrepreneurship and hope of a better tomorrow filled with inspiration, innovation, and creativity.