Inspiring The Dragons Of The Future

Over half of all young people in the UK want to start a business. Yet only 1 in 20 of them actually do. So opens the official website of Global Entrepreneurship Week which runs next week from 15th – 21st November.

Global Entrepreneurship Week began life as Enterprise Week in the UK back in 2004. The success soon became global with lots of other countries keen to run similar initiatives in their own countries.

In 2008, Enterprise UK and the Kauffman Foundation (the world’s largest entrepreneurship foundation based in the US) founded the very first Global Entrepreneurship Week. Last year, there were over 32,000 events run in 88 countries, attended by more than 7.5 million people. In the UK, over 529,000 people attended 4,812 events.

“Entrepreneurs are not born, they are made. Entrepreneurship is a skill that can be taught just like any other. That’s why Global Entrepreneurship Week is so vital right now. To inspire thousands of people to pursue their ideas, to create jobs and to build global ambition among young people and business owners alike.” says Peter Jones, entrepreneur and Enterprise UK Chair. It is that skill that the series of events, activities and general educational messages in Global Entrepreneurship Week is set to inspire.

Details of events online and in person are listed on their website and you can keep up to date with all the latest developments on their Facebook site and Twitter and #GEW.

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