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Global Entrepreneurship Week

Cedar Rapids Global Entrepreneurship Week 2023
November 13-19th

Global Entrepreneurship Week Official Activity

Global Entrepreneurship Week empowers nascent entrepreneurs and those who face systemic barriers to starting and scaling their own company. Through GEW, we focus on four distinct theme areas to spotlight impactful voices and organizations — as well as inspiring activities — that are helping empower entrepreneurs everywhere.

This November, Global Entrepreneurship Network will celebrate 16 years of helping millions of people unleash their ideas to start and scale new businesses through Global Entrepreneurship Week.

The campaign began in 2008 with an emphasis on inspiring young people to make their mark and has quickly grown to become a comprehensive effort that engages entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers, researchers, support organizations and others collaborating to advance economic growth and innovation in more than 180+ countries around the world.

Want to participate and host a GEW event?

Global Entrepreneurship Week Events
Come Celebrate With Us

Global Entrepreneurship Week is a massive campaign to celebrate and empower entrepreneurs in every country and community around the world. We’re joining in here in Cedar Rapids with events around the community. Come join us!

City of Cedar Rapids Proclamation

Cedar Rapids City Hall 101 First Street SE, Cedar Rapids, United States

City of Cedar Rapids Proclamation Join the Cedar Rapids City Council meeting as they name November 14-20, 2022 Global Entrepreneurship Week in the city. City officials will join members of […]

FREE Open Coworking @ Vault Coworking

The Vault Coworking Space 415 12th Ave SE #201, Cedar Rapids, IA, United States

The Vault is a coworking community, giving entrepreneurs and creatives a place to thrive: a high-quality work environment, conference rooms, coffee, high-speed internet – and a network of Vaulters with experience to help you with business, technical, creative, or other challenges. Cowork with us for free and learn more about these work options during Global Entrepreneurship Week.

An Evening with Kiva Iowa

The Geonetric Building 415 12th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, United States

An Evening with Kiva Iowa Join us for an evening of connection and exploration as we gather to support a great cause. At this special event, you'll have the opportunity […]

1 Million Cups: Happily Ever After Book Boutique

The Geonetric Building 415 12th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, United States

This Week: Hear from Happily Ever After Book Boutique for Global Entrepreneurship Week. Happily Ever After Book Boutique (HEA) was founded by Jenn Draper, Chief Book Babe, and was founded […]

Grow with Google Workshop – Reach Customers Online with Google

Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance 501 1st st, cedar rapids, IA, United States

Grow with Google Workshop: Reach Customers Online with Google Learn how your business can be found online with Google. This workshop explains how Google Search works, as well as how […]

Founder Fireside with Brice Lukasko

Ideal Theater & Bar 213 16th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids

Brice Lukasko, founder of BLX, and Eric Engelmann, ISAV's General Partner, will discuss all aspects of building a company right here in Eastern Iowa, from getting started to rapid scale-up to selling a company. 

Thank you to our 2023 Global Entrepreneurship Week sponsors

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