Global week of entrepreneurship will take place in Belarus on November 18-24. Our country for the third time will become a part of global entrepreneur’s movement, the week of entrepreneurship is held at the same time in 140 countries. Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.
During one week each November, GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators. These activities, from large-scale competitions and events to intimate networking gatherings, connect participants to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors—introducing them to new possibilities and exciting opportunities.
Millions who had never before considered launching their own ventures soak up advice and inspiration from the likes of Richard Branson, Michael Dell and Muhammad Yunus. Thousands of brand new startups spring to life through bootcamps like Startup Weekend and competitions like Startup Open. Hundreds of universities strengthen connections that help them commercialize research from their labs. Researchers and policymakers engage in discussions around the world to examine the underlying policies necessary to promote entrepreneurial growth. And serial entrepreneurs share their expertise through activities like EO24, run by the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, and practical training courses like FastTrac.
Meanwhile, world leaders and local elected officials alike have embraced the campaign as they look to fuel the economic engine of high-growth startups in their own countries and communities. During 2012 alone, presidents and prime ministers from 20 countries supported Global Entrepreneurship Week while 93 ministers from 54 countries participated by speaking at activities during the Week, filming statements of support or otherwise endorsing the national campaigns in their countries.
GEW is more than just an awareness campaign. It is a platform for connection and collaboration—engaging all players along the entrepreneurship spectrum in strengthening ecosystems around the world.
BEL.BIZ. will inspire Belarus for responsible steps towards the development of entrepreneurship in our country – events will take place all over the country. The 3rd International forum of entrepreneurship will become the main event of GEW.
The Forum will be opened by the minister of economy Nikolai Snopkov, followed by panel discussions: topical and important with the participation of distinguished speakers from all over the world. The first will be Marvin Liao, Digital Media specialist, former commercial director of YAHOO. He will be the keynote speaker of the discussions and presentations on topic “Economic environment of Belarus. Corporations and small business, privatization scenarios”.
First day of GEW will be interesting for big business, which is aimed and global scale growth. From this point of view the participants will be interested in new for our country topic – “Design-thinking”. How to solve company’s problems in untraditional way, amazing clients, shocking competitors and conquering markets? Specialists will help to answer these questions.
The second day will be devoted to investments and startups. Experts from USA, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Hungary, Great Britain and Russia: Dmitri Chikhachev – RUNA CAPITAL, Tak Lo – TECHSTARS, Valid Mansur – MIDDLE EAST VENTURE PARTNERS and many other stars of entrepreneurship will discuss topics of investments in Eastern-European startups. They will try to answer the question: why do we need accelerators? The separate position of the second day is Viber – Skype’s competitor and the company that can teach you a lot. At the same time with the main discussions there will several interesting and useful master-classes. The participation in the second day’s events is necessary to those who are involved in startup-life, investors, mentors. During the second day we will find out who is going to be the mentor of the year.
The third day – the day of universities. Free entrance and discussion of the problems of business which can be solved at the time of getting higher education. The speakers will be representatives of Stanford and other world’s alma-maters.
You can buy tickets to the events of the Week here