Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.
During one week each November, GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators. In Lebanon this year, GEW will be hosted by Bader and is taking place from November 18-24 with a series of entrepreneurship activities being hosted across the country. The week’s activities include:
The Dream Matcher Experience at Alt City on November 20th will be tweaked for GEW to help attendees“make their entrepreneurial dreams come true.” The event starts with an original Dream Matching process developed by The Dream Matcher's team and concludes with an open mic session where interested dreamers can share their dreams with the rest of the attendees. If you dream of meeting a cofounder, need some legal advice, are looking for a mentor, or new partner, the team will work to help you fill that gap.
Learn more about the event on their page here.
On November 21st, the Netherlands Game Awards will be announcing the winner of the grand prize of 7500 Euros ($10,000) and two travel packages to learn more about the Dutch gaming industry. The event will include a public pitching and demoing session of all 9 finalist games where attendees can demo each Lebanese-made game and give direct feedback to their developers.
To learn more about the awards, check out their event page here.
The Small Tycoons Competition will offer an all-day series of workshops for participants to learn from industry leaders about topics related to turning ideas into a startup, social media marketing, and securing angel investment. Hosted by Haigazian University’s Business Society, the event will take place in the Beirut Souks on November 23rd and kicks off a month-long competition for new startups.
Check out the event announcement here to learn more.
Three Startup Weekends will also take place:
- SW Byblos on November 15-17
- SW Mount Lebanon on November 15-17
- SW Beirut on November 22-24