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Watch 100 startups pitch live in the world’s largest entrepreneurship competition

By |2023-03-10T11:37:56+00:00March 10th, 2023|Uncategorized|

World's top 100 up-and-coming startups are ready to pitch. The stage is set, and the Entrepreneurship World Cup Global Finals are about to begin! Watch live from 13.30 GMT March 10th. Founders from 53 countries are vying for a share of the $1 million prize pot, the competition is fierce – and the excitement is palpable. https://platform.entrepreneurshipworldcup.com/display/E2/EWC+Global+Semifinals+1

Come and meet the world in Melbourne 19-22 September

By |2023-02-10T15:48:43+00:00January 21st, 2023|Education, GEC, GEN UK, policy, Research, Seminar, Uncategorized|

We are looking forward to gathering together with our GEN colleagues at the GEC in Melbourne and creating new connections and opportunities.   Last year in Riyadh we had a UK delegation of almost 30 ecosystem players, and we would love to invite you to join us this year for GEC 2023.   Vibrant, scalable, and high-performing startup [...]

Recession? Time to grow your business

By |2023-01-02T17:21:40+00:00January 2nd, 2023|Education, export, growth, scaleup|

One way for ambitious SMEs to beat the recession and limits on UK market growth is to export. GEN UK and Resolve have partnered to bring a unique and practical approach to scaling your business for growth overseas.  The export accelerator, xporter, was announced at the Business Show in London during Global Entrepreneurship Week. xporter, enables leaders [...]

Grow with Purpose – the big theme for GEW UK 2022

By |2022-11-24T12:12:25+00:00November 24th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Global Entrepreneurship Week celebrated its 15th anniversary this year across 200 countries. In the UK hundreds of events took place across the country and online via the GEN UK HUB. The big theme was Grow with Purpose focusing on the why and how entrepreneurs can make an impact. GEW UK 2022 launched at the NatWest conference [...]

GEW focuses on sustainability and innovation at COP27

By |2022-11-18T01:07:38+00:00November 18th, 2022|Uncategorized|

This is Global Entrepreneurship Week and tomorrow our theme is Sustainability and Innovation.  As part of the lineup we are hosting the second Startup Planet conference focusing on green and blue entrepreneurs from around the world and COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh.  All sessions are available on demand at gewuk.org   To mark the event we [...]

Counting down to GEW on the road to COP27

By |2022-11-13T17:53:05+00:00November 13th, 2022|Uncategorized|

As we approach Global Entrepreneurship Week, we have driven two Startup Planet electric cars on an envirodrive from Glasgow, home of COP26, to Sharm El Sheikh. Envirorally’s Clara Stone completed over 3,000 miles across 11 countries in 2 legs. En route she visited sustainability and innovation hubs, was welcomed by embassies, and received the kindness of [...]

Driving the Net Zero road to COP27

By |2022-10-27T09:16:20+01:00October 27th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Our countdown to GEW UK 2022 starts today. As part of GEW UK this year we are presenting Startup Planet will host the big conversation between entrepreneurs and policy makers to fast-track progress towards Net Zero. Started in Glasgow during COP26, we are back for COP27 driving the road from Glasgow to Sharm El Sheikh in [...]

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II passes

By |2022-09-09T17:31:50+01:00September 9th, 2022|GEN UK|

We are deeply saddened to hear the news of the passing of Her Majesty the Queen.  Last year we were grateful to receive her supported for our first Commonwealth Women’s Entrepreneurship Summit sending best wishes for success to our speakers and delegates. The whole nation will miss you and our country mourns the loss of someone [...]

Counting down to Global Entrepreneurship Week

By |2022-09-06T18:26:44+01:00September 6th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Just 10 weeks until the 15th Anniversary of the World's largest celebration of Entrepreneurship, GEW UK 2022. GEN UK has a vibrant programme of activities 14-20 November and already our launch event on Monday 14th, hosted by NatWest Group is booking fast. This year our theme is Grow With Purpose and you can find events and [...]

Restart is now supporting 30 Ukrainian businesses

By |2022-08-04T18:44:04+01:00August 4th, 2022|Education, Funding, mentorship, Social entrepreneurship, Training, womenentrepreneurs|

The Restart Ukraine programme is now live and supporting 30 Ukrainian female founders as part of the first cohort. Each is paired with a personal coach and together they identify the specialist mentors and business advisors they need to rebuild their businesses in the UK. In the coming weeks we will be sharing stories from our [...]

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