GEW Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

Global Entrepreneurship Week is celebrated worldwide with tens of thousands of events, activities and competitions each November that inspire millions to explore their potential as an entrepreneur while fostering connections and increasing collaboration within their ecosystems. Powered by the Kauffman Foundation, Global Entrepreneurship Week has expanded to 170+ nations since its launch in 2008.

KCSourceLink, a program of the UMKC Innovation Center, is working with the KC community to organize multiple GEW-related events Nov. 14-20 in and around the Kansas City metro, and is committed to a positive, harassment-free experience for all participants. View the UMKC policy on Equal Employment/Educational Opportunity.


If you choose to attend an in-person event, please follow health and safety protocols as outlined by local authorities and the CDC, including but not limited to:

  • Wash your hands often.
  • Avoid close contact.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a mask around others.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Clean and disinfect.
  • Monitor your own health and do not attend events if you’ve been exposed or don’t feel well.


Here are the University of Missouri-Kansas City guidelines on reporting incidents that are harmful to members of the community. Make a report here or at

Local law enforcement: 816-274-6013 (non-emergency number, dial 911 in an emergency)

Local sexual assault hotline: MOCSA (Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault), 816-531-0233

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