WASHINGTON, DC – The Global Entrepreneurship Network announced recently that is has opened a new country affiliate in the United Kingdom to promote economic growth and help entrepreneurs start and scale new businesses. GEN UK will provide an important connection between the country’s startup ecosystem and GEN’s global network in 165 countries.
The newly formed GEN UK announced new partnerships with a range of partner countries at the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Johannesburg, South Africa, with a specific focus on deepening connections in the global ecosystem.
“It is fantastic to be joined by so many of our partners, ministers and ecosystem advocates from around the world to formally launch the Global Entrepreneurship Network in the UK,” said Ewan Gaffney, GEN UK managing director. “There is such an appetite for partnership with UK industries at the 2017 GEC that it is with real excitement that we can open up this new platform for connections to UK business. Over the coming months, we’re going to be delivering a series of interventions and reaching out to all organizations in our sharEd space to join us on this journey.”
GEN UK will build on the success of Global Entrepreneurship Week – which has been the leading startup event in the United Kingdom for the past decade. GEW has engaged and activated a large network of people working in all areas of entrepreneurship empowerment. It sits at the center of a powerful and engaged community that is truly representative of the UK landscape.
GEN provides a platform of programs and initiatives that help align a varied collection of players, programs and information to better support entrepreneurship.
GEN UK will provide national leadership in the effort by: convening and connecting ecosystem players to a global network; amplifying outreach and increasing awareness; evaluating and endorsing tried and tested programs; serving as a source of quantifiable data and qualitative information; and acting as a hub for sharing knowledge and experience.