November 18–22, 2019

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

Event Submissions Are Closed

We'll announce the final #GEWKC2019 agenda at the top of October.

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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 2018, more than 5,000 people attended more than 170 events.


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


#GEWKC 2018

175 events
91% satisfaction rate
5,000+ attendees
100+K  unique page views for


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.

Education + Inspiration | Global Entrepreneurship Week - Kansas City

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#GEWKC Stories

The 18th and Vine sign sits atop a building 

#GEWKC Gets a New Location for 2019

The 18th and Vine district is the 2019 HQ for #GEWKC. Get the scoop.

How Global Entrepreneurship Week Gives You an Edge over Competition 

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

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

GEW Story 3

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