Erie, PA -- Global Entrepreneurship Network announced a collection of individuals to serve as the lead organizers in 18 states to drive engagement in thousands of activities this November to help start and grow startups around the world. Known as Global Entrepreneurship Week, the large-scale campaign is active in 170 countries with roughly 9 million participants in 35,000 activities – ranging from small, casual meetups to massive events and competitions.
Beth Zimmer will serve as the GEW State Organizer for Pennsylvania.
"I can’t wait to meet and work with so many great community organizers across this great State of PA! Global Entrepreneurship Week 2020 will be the best one yet," says Zimmer.
She has already begun recruiting statewide Community Organizers to host events during Global Entrepreneurship Week.
The state organizers tapped by GEN will encourage hundreds of organizations throughout their state to plan and conduct activities during GEW USA. They will also play a role in connecting those organizations and other key stakeholders to expand awareness and enable the participation of communities not traditionally engaged in entrepreneurial activity.
"Each year, Global Entrepreneurship Week amplifies the great work being done to support entrepreneurs across the country while connecting them to more opportunities to start and scale in their own communities,” said Ellen Bateman, director for U.S. ecosystems at the Global Entrepreneurship Network.
The four global themes of GEW 2020 will focus on Ecosystems, Education, Inclusion and Policy. Event organizers are encouraged to consider these themes but have the flexibility to plan their activity as best they see fit to suit their individual communities needs and interests.
Organizations in Pennsylvania and anywhere in the United States that are interested in planning and conducting an activity, event or competition during Global Entrepreneurship Week should create a profile and add their event to the official list at gewusa.co.
Any PA individuals or organizations interested in getting involved in any capacity can connect with Beth Zimmer at beth@InnovationCollaborators.com or 814.490.5295.