Global Entrepreneurship Week

GEW, Nov. 14-20, 2022, is a global celebration
of doers, dreamers, makers and innovators
who create jobs, solve problems and bring ideas to life. 


What is GEW?

Global Entrepreneurship Week is an international celebration of the makers, innovators and job creators who launch startups, bring ideas to life and advance entrepreneurship. Founded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in 2008, GEW has since expanded to more than 180 countries.

Here in Kansas City, we celebrate big. At #GEWKC 2021 (which was a hybrid of virtual and in-person events), more than 1,000 people attended more than 100 events.

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GEWKC Timeline

June: Open call for nominations to join the GEWKC organizing committee
July and August: Open call for GEWKC submissions.
September: The GEWKC committee will review submissions and finalize presenters.
October: GEWKC agenda opens to the public. 
Nov. 14-20, 2022: Global Entrepreneurship Week - Kansas City



GEWKC is an open invitation to anyone who wants to start a business, grow a business or champion entrepreneurship in our region. It is a perfect opportunity to connect with your entrepreneurship community. 

This year's programming, completely crowdsourced from the community, will focus on helping aspiring and established entrepreneurs, innovators and makers seize new opportunities, reach new customers, sharpen their entrepreneurial skills and harness the network they need to build stronger businesses. We know that through entrepreneurship we can work collectively to shape a brighter future for all. 

This year, GEWKC will span seven days, Nov. 14-20. And as always, all GEWKC sessions will be listed and  open to registration on this website. Registration for GEWKC will open in October. All GEWKC events are open and free to the public. 


#GEWKC 2021

102 sessions
72 hosting organizations and businesses
1,300+ attendees


Entrepreneurship is opportunity—to pursue a dream, build an idea, transform a community, create an economy of hope.  GEWKC is where connections happen and people come together to get inspired, prepare for the next challenge and celebrate Kansas City entrepreneurship.


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