Learn more about the events, activities and competitions from last year's GEW 2017 Global Picks. We will be updating GEW 2018 Global Picks soon, so check back later for new and updated information. PREVIOUS GEW CHAMPION CREATIVE BUSINESS CUP Global competition to test the creativity and market potential of entrepreneurs in the creative industries. twitter GET IN THE RING A global competition that offers startups of any industry the podium to create fans all over the world. [ twitter ] FUTURE AGRO CHALLENGE (FAC) is for agro innovators and investors that addresses the future of healthy food from the farmer to the consumer, and furthers the agricultural revolution that is underway. Follow on Twitter at @FAC_network GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP INDEX Our flagship entrepreneurship index, a powerful tool for identifying the right policies and programs to accelerate growth and job creation. STARTUP OPEN Startup Open is a global competition to identify and recognize new and promising startups. It is open to any entrepreneur who has just started or is about to start a new venture. STARTUP NATIONS SUMMIT Startup-savvy policymakers and program leaders focused on exploring different policy ideas and programs to help accelerate new and young firm formation meet annually for the Startup Nations Summit (SNS). STARTUP HUDDLE Startup Huddle is a free, monthly program designed to educate, engage and connect entrepreneurs. Every month entrepreneurs come together to pitch their startup, reveal challenges and crowdsource solutions. PREVIOUS GEW PREMIER 1776 CHALLENGE CUP A worldwide tournament for the most promising, world-changing startups to win cash prizes, make international connections and share their vision on a global stage. Startups must be working within the industries of cities, education, energy, food, health, money, security, and transportation. CLEANTECH OPEN GLOBAL IDEAS COMPETITION CleanTech Open finds, funds and fosters the most promising cleantech startups on the planet. DECA IDEA CHALLENGE Teams of K-12 and college students devise innovative new uses for a common everyday objects and try to maximize value created in only eight days. EO24 EO24 is our annual virtual-learning event where entrepreneurs from around the world share their stories and wisdom to inspire and support the next generation of entrepreneurs. EO24 will present 24 hours of global entrepreneurial innovation and knowledge-sharing in a real-time learning environment! GLOBAL STARTUP WEEKEND During Global Startup Weekend, more than 15,000 entrepreneurs will come together for more than 200 events November 11-13 and 18-20, the two weekends before and after Global Entrepreneurship Week. Entrepreneurs will experience what it’s like be a startup during a 54-hour period each weekend. VIRGIN: GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK During Global Entrepreneurship Week, Virgin provides a guide to all you need to know about the GEW celebrations happening around the world, and the amazizng stories from Virgin entrepreneurs. Virgin has the tips and tricks from leading business minds to share, as well as some truly inspiring stories of entrepreneurs making it happen across the globe. This year, Virgin will be looking into how entrepreneurs in conflict zones overcome adversity to start a business with Virgin Unite. PREVIOUS GEW FEATURED JOHNSON AND JOHNSON'S AFRICA INNOVATION CHALLENGE Throughout Africa, we are looking to drive entrepreneurship and help advance promising consumer healthcare solutions. Chosen applicants will receive a combination of awards including funding up to US $100,000, potential lab space in Africa and/or business and technical mentoring from some of the brightest minds at Johnson & Johnson to help bring their idea to life and create meaningful change in their community or country. For more information, Click Here USAID BLOG SERIES Follow this blog series throughout the week to learn more about how USAID is working with entrepreneurs, investors, intermediaries, academia and others to create the enabling environment for entrepreneurial ventures to thrive. CHARITYBUZZ ENTREPRENEUR AUCTION The Charitybuzz Entrepreneur Auction features many of the world’s most innovative thinkers. Bidders can visit the premier online charity auction platform for the chance to bid for a meeting that could change their life. The bidding ends during Global Entrepreneurship Week, Nov. 15.