November 12–16, 2018

Global Entrepreneurship Week – Kansas City
is celebration of doers, dreamers, makers and innovators
who create jobs, solve problems and bring ideas to life. 

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What is GEW?

Global Entrepreneurship Week is an international celebration of the makers, 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 2017 was celebrated with more than 100 events and by more than 5,000 attendees.


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


#GEWKC 2017

140 events
91% satisfaction rate
5,000+ attendees
15,039,061 Twitter impressions 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.

GEW - Networking

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#GEWKC Stories

How Global Entrepreneurship Week Gives You an Edge over Competition 

How #GEWKC Gave Stella an Edge ... over You?

Stella Pigago attended #GEWKC 2017 and walked away with some wicked negotiating skills and stellar connections. 

GEW Story 2

10 Reasons Why You Should Submit an Event to #GEWKC

KC entrepreneurs need you—and 9 other reasons why you should host an event during #GEWKC. Check out last year's GEWKC calendar to get inspired.

GEW Story 3

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