November 8-14, 2021

Global Entrepreneurship Week – Kansas City
is a 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 Kansas City at #GEWKC 2020, more than 4,800 people attended 90 events.


GEWKC Timeline

Through June 18: Open call for nominations to join the GEWKC organizing committee
 July 19-Aug. 27: Open call for GEWKC submissions. Submit your event
Aug. 30-Sept. 26: The GEWKC committee will review submissions and finalize presenters.
Sept. 13: Presenters will be notified.
Sept. 27: GEWKC agenda opens to the public. 
Nov. 8-14: Global Entrepreneurship Week - Kansas City


GEWKC programming will focus on helping aspiring and established entrepreneurs seize new opportunities, reach new customers, sharpen their entrepreneurial skills and harness the network they need to build stronger businesses and shape a brighter future for all. 

This year, GEWKC will span seven days, Nov. 8-14, and take place across the Kansas City metro—to both promote social distancing and safety and to extend the reach of GEWKC across Kansas City and the region. Event hosts can choose to host events in-person or virtually.
And as always, all GEWKC events will be listed and open to registration on this website. Registration for GEWKC will open on Sept. 27.


#GEWKC 2020

90 events
64 hosting organizations and businesses
4,800+ attendees


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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