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DC Plans for Global Entrepreneurship Week

on November 01, 2010 Source: Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship

This month, millions of people around the globe will participate in the world’s largest celebration of entrepreneurship. As thousands of events take place in more than 100 countries during Global Entrepreneurship Week, Washington, DC, is planning on making its mark through a number of policy events.

Now in its third year, GEW brings together aspiring and inspiring entrepreneurs, helping them embrace imagination and ingenuity through local, national and global activities. With endorsements and participation from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Nobel Prize Winner Muhammad Yunus and many others, GEW has grown exponentially since its inaugural event in 2008; more than 10 million people in 102 countries will participate this year.

A number of events are scheduled for Washington, DC, including the following:

  • On the Hill - Policy Spotlight for Entrepreneurs
    Wednesday November 17th, Global Entrepreneurship Week/USA, the Consumer Electronics Association’s Innovation Movement and the Kauffman Foundation will host the Policy Spotlight for Entrepreneurship. This one-hour panel will kick off at 10:00 am and will spotlight critical policy challenges, including visas, regulation, taxes and trade. Held on Capitol Hill, the event is open to the public, and media are encouraged to attend for Q&A with speakers. For more information contact Katie Hallen at
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce - Entrepreneurship: The Economic and Regulatory Barriers
    The U.S. Chamber's Campaign for Free Enterprise, in partnership with the National Chamber Foundation and Global Entrepreneurship Week/USA will host an event on November 18 to discuss the economic and regulatory barriers that entrepreneurs face today. During these economically challenging times, it is evident that entrepreneurs can generate jobs and help stimulate the economy. Entrepreneurs developing new technologies and creating companies which will grow rapidly and employing 100+ individuals in the next three to five years, are at the helm of our economic recovery. But these entrepreneurs face economic and regulatory impediments that hinder them from investing in our free enterprise system which will lead to a reenergized economy. Register to attend this event.
  • From the Think Tanks - Entrepreneurship in Challenging Times: Implementing Expeditionary Economics
    To mark this year’s Global Entrepreneurship Week, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) will host a conference on improving the approaches to economic growth in conflict and natural disaster-affected regions, with a particular focus on private-sector development. The conference will highlight the ways in which the civilian and defense agencies of the U.S. Government, international organizations, and the business community currently are addressing this issue. To RSVP email with *November 19th* in the subject line.

Other events throughout the US can be found on the Global Entrepreneurship Week/USA website.

Category:  General  Capitol Hill  Tags:  dc, event

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