Celebrating Our 10th Year Anniversary!

November 13–17, 2017

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.”


Follow Along on Social Media

Don't miss a beat or a headline event or, really, any opportunity to grow your business. Follow the community-wide and -organized Global Entrepreneurship Week in Kansas City with #GEWKC on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn. 

Headline Events

GEWKC Kickoff Breakfast: Discovering the Future, learn from industry professionals concerning trends and outlooks for business.


Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It...and Why the Rest Don't with Verne Harnish, Founder and CEO of Gazelles, the Venture columnist for FORTUNE magazine and world renowned author.


Real-Time Marketing! with David Meerman Scott, a sales and marketing strategist, entrepreneur, advisor to emerging companies and the author of ten books.


Boost Your Business with Facebook’s Chris Curtis, small and medium business team out of Menlo Park, CA. Chris was born and raised in Philadelphia, graduated from the University of Michigan and is especially passionate about small business having watched his father start and run a small businesses.


GEWKC Anniversary Celebration, take time to reflect on the past years of success and celebrate all of the accomplishments the Kansas City entrepreneurial community has made.

Get Started

Kansas City's Business Calendar  
 Find an Event

Find entrepreneurial events all year long on Kansas City’s most comprehensive business calendar.

Kansas City Startup Guide 
 Start a Business

Download the Kansas City Startup Guide or the Startup Guide for KC Innovators to map your first steps toward starting a business.

Entrepreneur Stories 
 Get Inspired

Read stories of Kansas City's entrepreneurs in action.

KC Measures Entrepreneurship with We Create KC 
 What's Entrepreneurship Like in KC?

. KC is poised to become America’s most entrepreneurial city. See how we’re progressing with We Create KC, We Create Capital and We Create Jobs, KC"s state of entrepreneurship reports.

Map to the KC Entrepreneurial Ecosystem 
 Find Your Next Step

Use the Resource Rail to find out which resources can help you with your next challenge.

Personalized Action Plan for Your Business 
 Get Your Personalized Action Plan

Why wait? Get your entrepreneurial journey started right now with your Personalized Action Plan, a customized guide to get your business over your next challenge.


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

Organizing Committee