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Why Global Entrepreneurship Week Matters

Mark Marich

(photo courtesy of Pieter Glerum)

Days before Global Entrepreneurship Week kicked off, a piece in BusinessWeek by two of the initiative's proponents made the case for why it pays to encourage entrepreneurship among young people around the globe.

Written by PDE's Jonathan Ortmans and Vivek Wadhwa, an executive in residence at Duke University, "Why Global Entrepreneurship Week Matters" points to a "post-Google" generation of entrepreneurs that have more information readily available to them and are "going further faster" than previous generations.

In the authors' words: 

That's why this year's Global Entrepreneurship Week, taking place Nov. 16-22, in 85 nations, is so important. It's not just a collection of concurrent networking, ideas competitions, and mentoring events designed to spur young people to consider entrepreneurship. It's also affirmation that upstream there is a larger pool of innovative entrepreneurs about to enter the world stage just when they're needed most.

Well put.

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