GEW Sierra Leone 2018

GEW Sierra Leone 2018


Global Entrepreneurship Week (“GEW” or “the Week”) is a large-scale campaign that 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.

It occurs each November in more than 160 countries through roughly 25,000 events and 9 million participants – celebrating entrepreneurs, supporting entrepreneurial activity and fostering a greater understanding of the importance of entrepreneurship to innovation and economic growth.

GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them take the next step in their entrepreneurial journey. These activities, from large-scale competitions and events to intimate networking gatherings, connect participants to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors—introducing them to new possibilities and exciting opportunities.

The Objectives of GEW

Introduce the notion of entrepreneurial behavior to as many people who otherwise might not have considered it as a path in their life.

Network people across national boundaries in a global effort to find new ideas at the intersection of cultures & disciplines.

Enlist active and inspirational innovators around the world to coach and mentor the next generation as they pursue their entrepreneurial dreams.

Demonstrate to opinion leaders and policymakers that entrepreneurship is central to a nation’s economic health and culture and to provide different nations with the opportunity to learn from each other on entrepreneurial policy and practice.

GEN SL & Innovation SL Events

This year, we are combining Get in the Ring with a Start up Expo, making these two events the flagship events for the week, with the British Council been the center for GEW 2018.

Get in the Ring gives startups a global podium to make valuable connections to start, grow and scale up their business. Get in the Ring is known for its innovative format where startups face of in a boxing ring.

Get in the Ring ( aim to support startups globally in making connections to investors and business leaders. The concept started as a pitch competition where 2 startups battle in a ring in front of jury members and large audiences during a highly energetic and fun show. Over the past years, Get in the Ring has grown into much more than just a startup competition. We are now active in 80+ countries, organize more than 130 events every year and work with over 10,000 startups.

Startups can take part in the competition, but also in pitch training, corporate innovation challenges and speed dating.

For the first time, Get in the Ring will be organized in Sierra Leone by GEN SL and Innovation SL during the Global Entrepreneurship Network in November. The Venue is the British Council on November 14th 2018.

Startup Expo
The aim of this event is to offer an opportunity for startups of all stages to showcase their company to local investors, accelerators, students, potential hires, city government or any other local partners.The Venue is the British Council on November 14th 2018. The Start up Expo will take the first half of the day. Some of the starts will also take part in Get in the Ring.

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