Global Entrepreneurship Network
The Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) is a year-round platform of community-driven programs and initiatives that celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week each year in November. Aiming to create a unified global business ecosystem, GEN helps people in 160 countries realize their ideas and turn them into promising new companies, creating jobs, opening up innovation to society and fostering economic stability around the world. .
From efforts to inspire and educate aspiring entrepreneurs to advancing research and personal contact with global leaders, GEN is building a cohesive global startup community and ecosystem. Starting with a grassroots movement based on established economies with stable political systems, GEN has grown into a year-round global platform operating across all types of economies and cultures.
GEN is a compass to help meet these needs by identifying effective initiatives that positively impact society as a whole and interventions that target the most critical areas for business ecosystems around the world. GEN’s mission includes:
Increase the number of ordinary citizens working or starting businesses around the world by fully legitimizing entrepreneurs in all cultures and countries. The world needs more entrepreneurs.
Enhance understanding between new and traditional elements of startup communities and ecosystems, including meaningful public sector engagement in supporting entrepreneur-designed government programs. You need a town where everyone, including shirts inside and out, works together to be successful.
Support the emergence of a new class of global entrepreneurs with access to research, programs and networks within the GEW network of 150 countries. National borders are transparent to innovation, and a new creative class of risk-averse people is closely tied to the global web.
Connect the emerging community of national start-up policy advisers with a network of world-class next-generation entrepreneurship research institutions to generate stronger research and data to support evidence-based policy making and entrepreneurship support programs more effective. In short, data and analysis of what works and what does not help to form a new company.