Other | April 22, 2014

Updates from the Global Entrepreneurship Network

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The network of hosts, partners and others that drives Global Entrepreneurship Week in more than 140 countries works throughout the year – not just during November. Much has transpired since GEW hosts congregated at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Moscow last month. From hosting events in their home countries to planning for November, here are a few updates from around the world:

  • Taxi Online was chosen as the Georgia Startup Cup winner last week. The competition was held during the entrepreneurial event FTW, hosted by our GEW Georgia host, The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre. The winning pitch was delivered by George Bejitashvili, Taxi Online’s CEO. 
  • European GEW hosts are gathering in Greece next month to exchange ideas and plans for their upcoming GEW campaigns this fall. The GEW European Meetup will take place from May 7th – 11th. Topics to be covered include impact assessments of prior GEW campaigns, tactics to grow GEW, policy survey analysis and strategy to enhance cooperation among geographic regions. 
  • Qotuf was recognized by the Euromoney Saudi Arabia Conference as being an important player when it comes to promoting innovation and entrepreneurship in Saudi Arabia. The GEW Saudi Arabiahost organization was listed alongside giants King Abdullah University for Science and Technology (KAUST), King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Aramco and Sabic in a report compiled for the conference next month by Aranca. 
  • GEW Cyprus host Industry Disruptors - Game Changers, enlisted the support of Cyta, a major telecommunications provider, and the mayor of Nicosia, the country’s capital, in announcing a series of events that will lead up to Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014. Mayor Eleni Loucaidou said that GEW is important to the city’s plans for sustainable economic reconstruction and regeneration of the capital. ID-GC also announced a partnership.