Celebrating Our 10th Year Anniversary!

November 13–17, 2017

Event Submissions Have Closed

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What is GEW?

Global Entrepreneurship Week is an international celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups and bring ideas to life. Founded by the Kauffman Foundation in 2008, it has since expanded to more than 160 countries. Here in KC, #GEWKC 2016 was celebrated with more than 100 events and by more than 12,000 attendees.

This year, GEWKC events are categorized into “tracks.”

#GEWKC 2016

100+ events
92% satisfaction rate
12,000+ attendees
640,000+ Twitter reach for #GEWKC 


Innovation drives economic growth and changes lives—and it’s our entrepreneurs who bring those innovations to life. To move those innovations takes some serious gumption and the right team of founders, funders, designers, managers, developers, marketers, sales leaders, makers and resources.

GEWKC is where connections happen and teams come together to get inspired, prepare for the next challenge and celebrate Kansas City entrepreneurship.

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#GEWKC Stories

GEW Story 1

How GEW Changed My Business

Steven Fuller talks about how #GEWKC changed his business—and the GEW lessons and connections he still carries forward.

GEW Story 2

How KC Celebrates #GEWKC

Get ideas on how to celebrate and
what kinds of events you could host during #GEWKC this year.

GEW Story 3

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