Global Entrepreneurship Week Utrecht 2016


Global Entrepreneurship Week 2016
The Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is a unique ‘week’, during which 160 countries worldwide unite in a celebration of entrepreneurship. All participants will find their true entrepreneurial self, through events like workshops, lectures, masterclasses, seminars, startup competitions, drinks and networking events. The GEW also offers ambitious young entrepreneurs the opportunity to learn from seasoned entrepreneurs.

In the Netherlands the GEW is hosted by the DutchCE, the collective of all Dutch Centers for Entrepreneurship (including UtrechtCE). DutchCE organizes different events, such as the grand opening, a research summit and pitch competition Get in the Ring.

GEW Utrecht
Utrecht Center for Entrepreneurship facilitates and organizes quite a few events during – and leading up to – the GEW as well:

–> Fall School Entrepreneurship: November 7 – 11
For the fourth time the Utrecht Center for Entrepreneurship, together with Holland Startup and partners, will be organising the Fall School Entrepreneurship Certificate programme. In a week, all participants experience what it takes to be an entrepreneur, by launching a venture. Find out more and sign up here!

–> Utrecht Network for Investors kickoff: November 10
A kick-off event for the Utrecht Network for Investors. This network of early-stage investors gets together four times a year to discuss deals and make investments.

–> Startup Weekend Utrecht: November 11 – 13
Launch a startup project in just a weekend. During this event you will form a team and launch a startup over the course of a weekend. Find out more and sign up here!

–> Hats Party: November 14
An informal get-together of the entire Utrecht startup ecosystem. Attendees are invited to hand in suggestions that could improve the ecosystem. The evening will be held in a nice bar, so these suggestions will be paired with some drinks and fun! Location: Vechtclub Utrecht.

–> Jaarbeurs Innovation Mile opening: November 15
The official opening event of the Jaarbeurs Innovation Mile: a co-working space and innovation hub for startups, scale-ups, corporate ventures and innovation networks. Location: Jaarbeurs Innovation Mile.

–> Entrepreneurial research day (taking stock of entrepreneurship education and valorisation in the Netherlands): November 16
During this event the impact of knowledge centers on valorisation is discussed. Location: Jaarbeurs Innovation Mile.

–> Festival of entrepreneurial learning: November 18
During this festival professors, lecturers, students, policy makers and researcher in the field of entrepreneurship meet with each other to share knowledge. Find out more here! Location: Jaarbeurs.

–> Utrecht University Business Course: kick-off during the GEW 
A student-led initiative, that allows students to work on real-life cases and experience what it is like to be a startup advisor.