Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) takes place each November and is the world’s largest celebration of entrepreneurs who are launching startups to bring their ideas to life, drive economic growth and encourage job creation. GEW inspires people around the world through local, national and global activities that help them explore and share their innovative potential.
In the Arab world, entrepreneurs in just about every country are taking part in GEW over the next seven days. GEW is also sponsoring the Global Startup Battle which started this past weekend and continues through next weekend as more than 20 Startup Weekend events take place simultaneously across the region and compete for global recognition and prizes.
For those who aren’t sure which events to attend near them, here we offer a brief guide to the week’s activities:
In North Africa
For a detailed look at the events taking place in Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria check out our French Editor Aline’s post here. GEW Libya will also offer a series of workshops and competitions for entrepreneurs across the country.
In the Gulf
- Dubai World Game Expo on November 18-19
- Startup Weekend San’a in Yemen on November 21-23
- Startup Weekend Doha on November 21-23
- To view the full schedule of events taking place during GEW Qatar, click here.
- Check out GEW Oman’s event schedule here.
- GEW UAE includes several activites; to learn more, click here.
- GEW Jeddah includes activities throughout the week.
- Startup Weekend Baghdad on November 21-23
- Disrupt!/Design!/ Competition on November 21-23
- Startup Weekend Alexandria on November 21-23
- Rise Up Egypt on November 24-25
- Wamda’s Pitch N’ Mentor on November 24
For the full schedule of events taking place during GEW Egypt, click here.
- The Dream Matcher Experience on November 20th
- Netherlands Game Awards on November 21st
- Startup Weekend Beirut on November 22-24
- Small Tycoons Competition on November 23rd
For the full schedule of events taking place during GEW Lebanon, click here.
- Startup Weekend Ramallah on November 21-23
For the full schedule of events taking place during GEW Jordan, click here.
Please share any other upcoming GEW events taking place this week in the comments section below.