Global Entrepreneurship Week Impact Report 2011
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Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011 impact report The worldâ€™s largest celebration of entrepreneurship contents Foreword02 what is gew? 04 vip engagement 06 in the words of world leaders 08 The unleashing ideas network gew global our hosts our global partners and supporters global entrepreneurship congress 10â€“19 12-13 14-15 16-17 18-19 a world of impact accelerating entrepreneurship Inspiring a new generation of entrepreneurs our reach the gew social network country statistics 20-27 23-25 26-27 28-29 30-39 40-45 Looking ahead 46 foreword Jonathan Ortmans President, Global Entrepreneurship Week Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011 Impact Report Vibrant, informal networks of nascent entrepreneurs are powering a new wave of startups around the worldâ€”washing away barriers to entrepreneurship and enabling others in their wake to unleash their own ideas and turn them into new ventures. At the same time, top-down government efforts to smooth the path for new and young firms are going full throttle. As a result, cities and countries are competing with each other in a race to build the best startup ecosystem on the planet. For the past four years, Global Entrepreneurship Week has fueled that race and is now doing so in 123 countries. the Dragons. BioFiltro, first developed at the University of Chile, won the Cleantech Open Global Ideas Competition. Now more than ever, the course is open to anyone willing to take a risk in pursuit of exciting opportunities. This democratization of entrepreneurship is reflected in the latest Global Entrepreneurship Week and the winners of some of its highest-profile competitions. Looking ahead, Global Entrepreneurship Week promises more cross-border collaboration and activities. This will start with an expanded Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Liverpool in 2012 and Rio de Janeiro in 2013; more integration with the year-round programs of its core partners; and next-generation initiatives to show even more of the worldâ€™s citizens how to bring their ideas to life. I hope you will join us in November. Ludwick Marshane, a college senior from Cape Town, South Africa, won the Global Student Entrepreneur of the Year Award. AwesomeShip emerged from Startup Weekend Hong Kong and won the Global Startup Battle. Two new U.S. firms, Fenugreen and Dynamo Micropower, took top honors in the Startup Open. YouCook from Germany conquered Meet Foreword Five competitions. Five winners. Five continents. These proud winners and the millions of others who participate in Global Entrepreneurship Week each November are emblematic of a new generation of young entrepreneurs who are catalyzing more supportive entrepreneurship ecosystems. This report is dedicated to highlighting their work and the work of those mentoring and supporting them. 3 What is GEW? Introducing the world’s largest celebration of entrepreneurship Global Entrepreneurship Week celebrates 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. These activities, from largescale 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 initiative launched in 2008 and has since grown to 123 countries—with 24,008 partner organizations planning 33,846 activities that directly engage millions of people every year. GEW is more than just an awareness campaign supported by world leaders and celebrity entrepreneurs. It is about unleashing ideas and doing what it takes to bring them to life—spotting opportunities, taking risks, solving problems, being creative, building connections and learning from both failure and success. It is about thinking big and making your mark on the world—doing good while doing well at the same time. 2011 123 COUNTRIES 24,008 PARTNERS 33,846 ACTIVITIES 7,428,690 PEOPLE 1,000,000s 10,000s 10s Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011 Impact Report What is GEW? 5 7,428,690 33,846 24,008 123 7,252,344 37,561 23,952 104 7,585,769 32,861 18,277 88 3,064,937 25,022 8,892 77 2011 2010 2009 2008 VIP engagement Global Entrepreneurship Week continues to attract and engage highprofile entrepreneurs who are enthusiastic to share their personal experiences and insights with nascent entrepreneurs. Meanwhile, world leaders and elected officials at all levels alike have embraced the campaign—through proclamations as well as participation—as they look to fuel the economic engine of high-growth startups in their own countries and communities. Below are just a handful of examples: Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group Mark Cuban, Entrepreneur, Investor and Owner of NBA’s Dallas Mavericks Muhammad Yunus, Founder of Grameen Bank Dennis Crowley, Founder of FourSquare Shai Agassi, Founder and CEO of Better Place Mario Moretti Polegato, Founder and Chairman of Geox Jeff Hoffman, Founder of Priceline.com The only way we are going to drive the scale of change we need in the world is if we all pull together some previously unlikely partnerships between businesses, charities, governments, NGOs and entrepreneurial people on the front line. Richard Branson Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011 Impact Report VIP Engagement 7 With the help of experienced entrepreneurs and companies, and through events like Global Entrepreneurship Week, which begins on November 14, we can ensure our startups have access to the resources, connections and partnerships that will promote their success. President Barack Obama, United States Global Entrepreneurship Week is about growing enterprise ambition and ensuring that those with ideas know where to get the support they need to make them a reality. It’s about creating jobs and opportunities—small business in the UK employs nearly 60 percent of the workforce and contributes almost half of UK turnover. That’s why encouraging enterprise is vital to getting our economy growing. Prime Minister David Cameron, United Kingdom I am delighted to see Ireland participate for the first time in Global Entrepreneurship Week, as this reinforces the enormous contribution entrepreneurs make to our economy and firmly places Ireland’s entrepreneurial spirit on the global stage. The week aims to inspire Ireland’s next generation of entrepreneurs to think of starting a business while connecting globally to a worldwide entrepreneurship community to share ideas and knowledge. Prime Minister Enda Kenny, Ireland I am very pleased to learn that the Global Entrepreneurship Week will be taking place from November 14 to 20, 2011. It is my sincere hope that this gathering will enable us to establish a platform to share experience, inspire excellence in innovation and creativity, develop competitiveness in our trade and economic relations, and furthermore, create a better environment for starting enterprises. By doing so, we can jointly achieve a new level of sustainable development. President Ma Ying-jeou, Chinese Taipei Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011 Impact Report in the words of world leaders At the beginning of Global Entrepreneurship Week, I would like to congratulate the highly talented, creative and driven Canadian entrepreneurs who, through their domestic and international endeavors, are creating jobs and growth across the country. Our Government recognizes their immense contributions and has taken several measures to enable their efforts. Prime Minister Steven Harper, Canada I fully support the Global Entrepreneurship Week and urge young Cape Verdeans to join this initiative with conviction and may thus contribute to a more modern, more competitive Cape Verde and that each young person can realize their dreams! Prime Minister Jose Maria Pereira Neves, Cape Verde As a place thousands of miles from our major markets and with a small population, we rely on the knowledge, skill and innovation of those who seek to find solutions to ideas, who constantly challenge the boundaries and seek to ensure we stay wealthy and relevant. I applaud those who follow this path, we are a stronger country because of them. Prime Minister John Key, New Zealand I would like to express my profound pleasure that Ethiopia is participating for the first time in the Global Entrepreneurship Week celebrations. Not only can it be a vehicle for self-employment and financial independence, but entrepreneurship can also enable one to create jobs for others and contribute to the countryâ€™s economic growth and transformation. President Girma Wolde-Giorgis, Ethiopia VIP Engagement 9 GEW Hosts come together in Shanghai for the 2011 Global Entrepreneurship Congress. THE UNLEASHING Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011 Impact Report Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011 G IDEAS NETWORK The Unleashing Ideas Network 11 GEW GLOBAL Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation works to advance an entrepreneurial society in which job creation, innovation and the economy flourish. It has an extensive Research & Policy program and also works with leading educators, researchers and other partners to further understanding of the powerful economic impact of entrepreneurship, to train the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders and to improve the environment in which entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. powered by support from GEW Global is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and made possible through a grant from the Kauffman Foundation. For further information, please visit unleashingideas.org. Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011 Impact Report WHERE IT ALL BEGAN Like most—if not all—new ventures, Global Entrepreneurship Week started with an idea. What if there were a global movement to inspire people everywhere to embrace entrepreneurship? Representatives from 37 countries were on hand when GEW was formally launched in London in late 2007. Included in those 37 countries were the first 18 host organizations to commit their countries to the campaign (see list below). By the time the first Global Entrepreneurship Week came to a close in November 2008, host organizations in 77 countries had officially signed on—and 3 million people participated in 25,022 events and activities. Bolivia Brazil China Croatia France Germany Greece Italy Macedonia GEW Global Nepal Netherlands Peru Poland Spain Sweden Uganda United Kingdom United States 13 OUR HOSTS The ORGANIZATIONS that make it happen Back in 2008, when we launched the first edition of Global Entrepreneurship Week, entrepreneurship was not the popular topic it is today… public attention was somewhere else. Today, students and teachers, companies, politicians, business people and the media are talking a lot about entrepreneurship in Romania, how important it is and what should be done to foster it. Lucian Gramescu, JA Romania GEW / Romania At the center of the national GEW campaigns in each of the 123 participating countries is a host organization—or in some instances, a small coalition that shares responsibilities. The hosts are responsible for growing their national campaigns, catalyzing partnerships and rallying the network of partners and supporters to conduct events and activities during Global Entrepreneurship Week. Host organizations range from groups dedicated to creating and growing startups to government agencies and programs to advance entrepreneurship—and everything in between. Global Entrepreneurship Week is a focused rallying point that lends momentum to an evolving network of intermediaries at the heart of their entrepreneurial ecosystems—showcasing and celebrating the work they do all year round. 92.5% said GEW provided them with new and useful contacts 92.4% said GEW increased the profile of their events 91.7% said GEW increased their organziation’s profile 93.5% said GEW increased the profile of their partners 94.2% said GEW participation gave their events an international feel Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011 Impact Report Our Hosts 15 Our global partners and supporters Organizations who share our vision As with any effort to impact large-scale change on a global level, partners are crucial to the success of Global Entrepreneurship Week. GEW 2011 saw a record number of 24,008 key partners running events, activities and competitions around the world—and also providing ‘in kind’ support to their national host organizations. In addition, 18 official Global Partners and Supporters brought a wealth of expertise, experience and energy to the initiative. These organizations help form the backbone of Global Entrepreneurship Week—hosting national campaigns, attracting inspirational entrepreneurs, running high-profile competitions, engaging in substantive dialogues and generally supporting the advancement of high-growth entrepreneurship. NYSE EURONEXT FOUNDATION DELL with additional support from Endeavor Entrepreneurs’ Organization JA Worldwide Youth Business International Startup Weekend Center for International Private Enterprise Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship Youth Employment Network MIT Enterprise Forum Kairos Society Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs International Labour Organization Startup Digest YEC Global Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011 Impact Report Our Global Partners and Supporters 17 global entrepreneurship congress an evolution Thanks in part to Global Entrepreneurship Week, an entrepreneurial ecosystem has started to take shape around the world, connecting people across borders to unleash their ideas and transform innovation into realityâ€”in turn growing economies and expanding human welfare. To support the burgeoning initiative, the Kauffman Foundation brought together the host organizations from nearly 60 nations to create the first-ever Global Entrepreneurship Congress in March 2009 at its headquarters in Kansas City. It was just the beginning. One year later, the Congress convened in Dubai with GEWâ€™s entrepreneurship champions from more than 90 countries, but it also had an all-star lineup of speakers, including Prime Minister H.E. Nika Gilauri of Georgia, Sarah Ferguson, The Duchess of York and a number of accomplished entrepreneurs and CEOs. The profile of the Congress began to grow and countries began to compete over the right to host the event. Shanghai was keen to show the world that it, too, was building a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem, and in March 2011 it hosted the third Global Entrepreneurship Congress. GEW hosts from 100 countries were joined by more Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011 Impact Report than 1,000 participants from across China for the extravagant opening session of the Congress. The importance of the event to the host country was evident through the participation of a number of Chinese government officials, led by Yan Junqi, vice chairwoman of the standing committee of the National People’s Congress of China, as well as Wan Gang, the country’s Minister for Science and Technology and a number of other government representatives from the federal and local levels. Perhaps a bit more surprising was the presence of a number of China’s wealthier entrepreneurs and angel investors who had been leading the way toward new economic growth. At the end of the opening session, Jonathan Ortmans, president of Global Entrepreneurship Week and the chair of the GEC, announced that Liverpool was selected to be the host city for 2012—and the evolution continued. In Liverpool, Richard Branson, famous for his Virgin brand empire, inspired delegates from 120 countries among a crowd of thousands. Along with other British titans of industry, Branson answered questions and shared insights based on years of experience. But as bright as the star power was in Liverpool, perhaps a more important shift began to occur—the international delegates were no longer populated solely by GEW hosts. The Congress began to attract participation from diverse delegations from government ministries, university researchers, the media and others. policymakers work together to bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. So how has the Global Entrepreneurship Congress made an impact? It has provided policymakers and researchers with an environment to exchange ideas and approaches on strengthening economic growth through policies and initiatives favorable to entrepreneurs. It has helped entrepreneurs and business owners launch and grow firms that create jobs and generate wealth in cities and countries around the world. It has improved global collaboration and expanded awareness of national campaigns to engage citizens in entrepreneurial activity. And, it has increased global recognition of entrepreneurs for the role they play in building economies while developing innovative solutions that improve daily life. What will 2013 bring for the Global Entrepreneurship Congress? Join us in Rio de Janeiro and find out. In a very short period of time, the Global Entrepreneurship Congress has evolved into the premier inter-disciplinary gathering of startup champions from around the world—where entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, thought leaders and Global Entrepreneurship Congress 19 Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011 Impact Report a World of imPAct Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011 A World of Impact 21 Once again, Global Entrepreneurship Week delivered an impressively wide range of activities and events around the world. More than 33,000 activities inspired 7.3 million people in 123 countries to engage in entrepreneurial activity while connecting them to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors. Through Startup Weekend events and other activities targeted at the creation of new firms, GEW provided a boost for countless startups—helping some take their first steps while encouraging others to grow and take the next step. Business competitions offered a proving ground for many to test the viability of their ideas. Thousands of events and activities reached out to the next generation of entrepreneurs, inspiring students and young adults and forcing them to consider—for at least one week—the possibility and potential of a new path for their lives. As has been the case in years past, a handful of impactful and innovative activities headlined Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011. In simple terms, these activities and competitions can be split into two types—those focused on accelerating entrepreneurship among those already in the trenches, and those focused on reaching out and inspiring a new generation of entrepreneurs. 87.1% said GEW had a strong, positive impact on participants considering entrepreneurship as a good future path 79.4% said GEW had a strong, positive impact on participants acquiring the skills and confidence necessary to start their own ventures 77.7% said GEW improved public and media perception of entrepreneurship in their country 78.1% said GEW had a strong, positive impact on participants taking the next step toward starting a venture Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011 Impact Report Accelerating Entrepreneurship Startup Weekend & Global Startup Battle Startup Weekend expanded its reach yet again during GEW, hosting 68 events on the two weekends that bookend GEW—nearly three times the number of events it held during GEW 2010. The Seattle-based organization holds three-day events – typically Friday through Sunday – where developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products and launch startups. The increase can be directly tied to the explosion in popularity of Startup Weekend outside the United States. Amazingly, a total of 700 startup teams turned promising ideas into minimal viable products in 34 countries during Global Entrepreneurship Week, including: Algeria; Argentina; Bahrain; Bolivia; Bosnia; Brazil; Canada; China; Colombia; Denmark; Egypt; France; Germany; Ghana; Iceland; India; A World of Impact Israel; Japan; Macedonia; Malaysia; Mexico; Moldova; Mongolia; Netherlands; Norway; Oman; Poland; Portugal; Romania; South Africa; Switzerland; Tunisia; United States; and Vietnam. From those, 50 events declared winners that advanced to the Global Startup Battle to compete against one another. Hong Kong’s Awesome Ship, a service to track the shipment of packages across all courier services, took the top prize of more than $25,000 worth of promotional and support services. The startup teams that finished in the top 10 include (in order): Awesome Ship, Hong Kong; getfood.mk, Skopje; Weekly Eats, Washington, D.C.; EduKoala, Warsaw; Le Soul Chef, Sao Paulo; MySollars, Geneva; CodeTagMe, Bogota; Comic Factori, La Paz; Peepp, Ulaanbaatar; and MyBestHelper, Vancouver. 23 Meet the Dragons Tobias Modjesch of Germany won the finale of the European entrepreneurship competition Meet the Dragons with YOUCOOK, a company that aims to take over the European consumer market with its healthy and fresh, ready-to-eat meals. More than 700 people were in Rotterdam to witness the pitch competition. Seven European finalists had two-and-a-half minutes each to convince the Dragons—a panel of top international entrepreneurs— that his or her startup was going to be the next big thing. After a first selection by the Dragons, the audience chose Modjesch as the winner. Only a few votes behind was the Dutch startup Zebralegal, run by Conny Bergsma and Bastiaan de Wit. As winner of the public’s prize, Modjesch opened the Amsterdam Stock Exchange the following morning. He was in the company of an international delegation including Ted Zoller of the Kauffman Foundation, Henk Keilman, top entrepreneur and known from the KRO program Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011 Impact Report ‘Dragons‘ Den,’ and Nevzat Aydin, a renowned Turkish entrepreneur and investor. HOPE, the Holland Program on Entrepreneurship, has organized Meet the Dragons three years running. HOPE is a cooperation between three universities in South Holland and aims to stimulate entrepreneurship among young people. During this year’s Meet the Dragons, the ‘De Investeerdersclub’ at Erasmus University was also officially launched. Startup Open Two new U.S. firms, Fenugreen & Dynamo Micropower, were named the most promising startups launched between GEW 2010 and GEW 2011, while a list of the top 50 also included entries from Democratic Republic of Congo, India, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Philippines, Portugal and Serbia. Overall, 681 entrepreneurs from 59 countries entered their startups in the competition. Kavita Shukla, founder of Fenugreen, received an all-expenses-paid trip to participate in the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Liverpool in March 2012 and showcase her startup. Fenugreen offers a patented, all-natural material to address the global challenge of food spoilage. The sustainable product keeps food fresher from “farm to fork” by helping reduce transportation, inventory and energy costs. Jason Ethier, founder of Dynamo Micropower, will receive one year of mentoring from Redbox founding members and serial entrepreneurs Michael DeLazzer and Biju Kulathaka, courtesy of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO). The program will include a trip to DeLazzer’s home in Marco Island, Florida, where Ethier’s business plan will be scrutinized and market opportunities will be identified. Dynamo Micropower has developed a proprietary ultra-micro turbine architecture that will supplant conventional power solutions in the sub-10kW range. A World of Impact Global Cleantech Open Ideas Competition BioFiltro, a waste-water treatment system first developed at the University of Chile, edged out finalists from five other countries to win the Cleantech Open Global Ideas Competition. Teams from 23 countries traveled to the Global Forum hoping for the grand prize of $100,000 worth of startup services. The six finalists selected to pitch the audience were: Biométhodes (France); BioFiltro (Chile); Black Silicon Solar (Denmark); Cambridge Nanotherm (UK); Reformtech (Sweden); and Resolute Marine Energy (USA). GEW 2011 marks the second year that cleantech innovations from around the world were featured at the Cleantech Open. The Global Cleantech Open Ideas Competition looks to find ‘big ideas’ by working at a grassroots level and to support and foster those ideas by Cleantech Open host organizations worldwide. Orchestrated in conjunction with the Kauffman Foundation and Global Entrepreneurship Week, startups from around the world competed in their countries for national awards. This year, more than 1,000 applications were submitted in countries around the world. 25 Inspiring a New Generation of Entrepreneurs Global Student Entrepreneur Awards Ludwick Marishane, a senior at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, was named the Global Student Entrepreneur of the Year for Headboy Industries and his collection of products, including DryBath, a cleaning solution for the millions of people worldwide who have no daily access to clean water. Runner-up was Garrett Gee, a sophomore at Brigham Young University and founder of Scan.me, a cutting-edge software solutions provider. Held at the New York Stock Exchange, 30 students competed for their share in a $500,000 prize pool and the title of Global Student Entrepreneur of the Year. Earlier in the year, more than 2,000 students from 42 countries competed in national and regional competitions in the 2011 Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA). An Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) program, GSEA supports early-stage entrepreneurs in either college or high school who require much-needed mentorship, recognition and connections to take their businesses to the next level. “Participating in GSEA was a gamechanging experience for my personal and professional growth, and winning is proof Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011 Impact Report that crazy high school dreams can go on to bring about real change in the world,” said Marishane. “I went for the competition, but came back with a global board of peer advisors and lifelong mentors through EO.” Movers & Changers Mark Cuban opened Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011 by ringing the bell of the New York Stock Exchange. The serial entrepreneur and owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks was in New York to participate in the Movers & Changers Forum, a featured event of Global Entrepreneurship Week. Cuban was joined by Charlie Chanaratsopon, CEO and founder of Charming Charlie; Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, co-founder and chief merchandising officer of Gilt Groupe; and the two finalists of the Movers & Changers competition. The two finalists were: Howard University students Edward Lyles and Alicia Glenn for MyCollegeHustle.com, a hub for students to discover, promote and monetize their talents; and University of Pennsylvania students Sushanth Bhaskarabhatla and Karishma Shah for SkillHub.com, a global platform for people of all backgrounds to exchange skills with a focus on students in need of tutoring services. Bill Griffeth, co-anchor of CNBC’s “Closing Bell,” moderated a panel discussion with Cuban, Chanaratsopon and Wilkis Wilson on the fundamental points in their business plan development, as well as their major A World of Impact influences, taking their ideas to the next level and the resources they used to achieve their dreams. Your Big Year More than 60,000 contestants from 212 countries entered Your Big Year for a chance at the grand prize, a free trip around the world, hitting five continents, networking and building life experiences to help them unleash their ideas. During GEW, the pool of contestants was narrowed to 111 who would compete through a series of quizzes and tasks designed to identify 16 finalists to fly to Liverpool in March 2012 to compete in the final stage during the Global Entrepreneurship Congress. Competition organizer Smaller Earth recognized the following finalists: Leysan Abdullina, Russia; Marsya Kamrul Ariffin, Qatar; Sunita Basnet, Nepal; Charles Batte, Uganda; Bianca Benitez, Paraguay; Adam Butterfield, USA; Crystal Cha, Malaysia; Sara Davies, UK; Carlos Hincapie (Flaco), Colombia; Calvin Jodisi, Kenya; Toby Jordan, New Zealand; Sujit Lalwani, India; Cesar Orlando, Brazil; Barbara Rudolph, USA; Kayla Sarte, Philippines; and Marcelo Viera, Brazil. 27 our reach mapping our progress around the globe Each year we are expanding our network and bringing new opportunities to aspiring and experienced entrepreneurs alike. This map indicates the place where Global Enterpreneurship Week 2011 events took place. Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011 Impact Report Over the following pages youâ€™ll find all the relevant facts and figures about the GEW Social Network and the countries involved with Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011. Our Reach 29 1 2 13 24 60 Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011 Impact Report THE GEW SOCIAL NETWORK The GEW Social Network 31 Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011 Impact Report The GEW Social Network 33 2 5 12 43 38 Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011 Impact Report The GEW Social Network 35 Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011 Impact Report The GEW Social Network 37 Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011 Impact Report The GEW Social Network 39 Country Host Organization # Participants Albania Global Opportunities 250 Albania # Partners # Activities Country Populationâ€‰1 Startup Easeâ€‰2 5 5 3.2 82 Algeria PNB-NAPEO n/a n/a 10 35.5 148 Angola FACIDE n/a n/a n/a 19.1 172 Antigua & Barbuda Gilbert Agricultural & Rural Development Center 10,000 3 1 0.1 57 Argentina Endeavor Argentina 4,800 72 60 40.4 113 Australia The FRANK Team 1,500 10 5 22.3 15 Austria Initiative for Teaching Entrepreneurship 1,500 10 8 8.4 32 Bahrain Young Arab Leaders 2,260 6 17 1.3 38 Bangladesh Young Entrepreneurs & Leaders League 16,665 14 21 148.7 122 Barbados Barbados Youth Business Trust 7,800 71 22 0.3 NR Belarus BELBIZ Center for Business Communications n/a 9 22 9.5 69 Belgium TiE Brussels n/a n/a n/a 10.9 28 Belize Youth BusinessTrust Belize 31,310 15 7 0.3 93 Benin FORAM Initiatives 925 5 8 8.8 175 Bermuda Bermuda Economic Development Corporation 5,135 9 8 0.1 NR Bolivia Red Bolivia Emprendedora 58,000 190 250 9.9 153 Bosnia and Herzegovina Republic Agency for Development of Small and Medium Enterprises 730 30 13 3.8 125 Brazil Endeavor Brasil 1,652,245 548 2429 194.9 126 Bulgaria Junior Achievement Bulgaria 3,352 40 37 7.5 59 Burkina Faso APSIP 3,000 25 35 16.5 150 Burundi SAGE Burundi 35 3 3 8.4 169 Cambodia Young Entrepreneurs Association of Cambodia 850 15 10 14.1 138 Cameroon Youth Business Cameroon 2,500 27 30 19.6 161 Canada The Canadian Youth Business Foundation 132,879 134 127 34.1 13 Cape Verde Young Entrepreneurs Association of Cape Verde (AJEC) 3,250 25 58 0.5 119 Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011 Impact Report Country Host Organization # Participants # Partners # Activities Country Population 1 Startup Ease 2 Chile Endeavor Chile / Foro Pro Innovacion 12,500 70 73 17.1 39 China Entrepreneurship Foundation for Graduates 20,000 228 126 1.3 91 Chinese Taipei China Youth Career Development Association 17,972 46 36 22.8 25 Colombia Endeavor Colombia n/a n/a n/a 46.3 42 Congo (DRC) YES DRC Network 15,000 25 5 66.0 178 Costa Rica Yo Emprendedor 872 28 25 4.7 121 Croatia UMIS-SMEA 41,010 12 50 4.4 80 Denmark The Ministry of Business and Growth 15,261 205 250 5.5 5 Dominica Dominica Youth Business Trust 1,407 40 8 0.1 65 Dominican Republic Emprenden / Dominicana Incuba 4,820 18 19 9.9 108 Ecuador Fundación Emprender 79,870 91 240 14.5 130 Egypt Middle East Council for Small Business & Entrepreneurship n/a 25 168 81.1 110 El Salvador PROINNOVAFusades n/a n/a n/a 6.2 112 Ethiopia Empact Capital 1,200 12 13 82.9 111 Finland Aalto University School of Economics Small Business Center 580 11 17 5.4 11 France Les Journées de l’Entrepreneur 104,099 288 630 64.9 29 Gambia, The American Chamber of Commerce, Gambia Chapter 350 3 5 1.7 149 Germany Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, RKW Competence Center 40,000 874 1392 81.7 19 Ghana Youth Enhancement International 1,500 20 16 24.3 63 Greece Hellenic Association of Young Entrepreneurs 2,400 6 15 11.3 100 1. W orld Bank (2010), World Development Indicators 2009 2. World Bank ‘Doing Business’ index Country Statistics 41 Country Host Organization Guyana Guyana Youth Business Trust/ Institute of Private Enterprise Development Honduras Hungary # Participants # Partners # Activities Country Population 1 Startup Ease 2 530 6 7 0.8 114 Junior Achievement Honduras 25,000 40 25 7.6 128 Young Entrepreneurs Association Hungary - FIVOSZ 45,500 3 44 10.0 51 Iceland Innovit 2,000 15 20 0.3 9 India Bharatiya Yuva Shakti Trust 10,000 100 75 1.2 132 Indonesia Universitas Ciputra Entrepreneurship Center 558,898 15 23 239.8 129 Ireland Think Ireland Inc 8,600 34 47 4.5 10 Israel GEW Israel - MIT Enterprise Forum IL 10,590 45 177 7.6 34 Italy META Group 31,000 61 53 60.4 87 Jamaica Ajawo Wheel n/a n/a n/a 2.7 88 Japan Honda Foundation / IMPACT Japan 2,350 74 30 127.5 20 Jordan Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship 3,600 27 99 6.1 96 Kazakhstan Re:start 470 22 3 16.3 47 Kenya Junior Achievement Kenya 30,000 21 17 40.5 109 Kyrgyzstan Central Asian Free Market Institute 5,100 23 34 5.4 70 Latvia Stockholm School of Economics in Riga 700 4 5 2.2 21 Lebanon American University of Beirut 3,000 27 45 4.2 104 Lithuania ISM University of Management and Economics 13,720 16 15 3.3 27 Macedonia YES Foundation 2,150 9 25 2.1 22 Madagascar Actions Sans Frontières 20,000 10 6 20.7 137 Malaysia Global Entrepreneurship Sdn.Bhd. 3,010 30 30 28.4 18 Mali Young Enterprise Mali 8,500 37 10 15.4 146 Malta University of Malta 200 4 5 413.0 NR Mauritius Empretec Mauritius 117,254 45 64 1.3 23 Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011 Impact Report Country Host Organization Mexico Endeavor Mexico / Impulsa JA Mexico Monaco Jeune Chambre Economique de Monaco # Participants # Partners # Activities Country Population 1 Startup Ease 2 168,306 82 275 113.4 53 250 0 2 0.1 NR Mongolia SW Mongolia 1,100 23 10 2.8 86 Montenegro Centre for Entrepreneurship & Economic Development n/a n/a n/a 0.6 56 Morocco CJD n/a n/a n/a 32.0 94 Mozambique Empressa Junior n/a 4 4 23.4 139 Namibia Junior Achievement Namibia 335 4 7 2.3 78 107 Nepal INCON 2,000 6 6 30.0 Netherlands Brainport 21,000 825 172 16.6 31 New Zealand Wellington Innovation Network -New Zealand 5,600 103 73 4.4 3 Nicaragua Agora Partnerships n/a n/a n/a 5.8 118 Nigeria Enterprise Development Centre, Pan-African University 9,964 36 23 158.4 133 Norway Foreningen Norsk Gründerforum 1,850 5 7 4.9 6 49 Oman Zajil Oasis LLC 113,679 123 617 2.8 Pakistan Alternate Solutions 12,000 10 30 173.6 105 Panama Junior Achievement of Panama 625 8 3 3.5 61 Paraguay La Incubadora / Junior Achievement / Fundacion Paraguaya 180,000 200 1.8 6.5 102 Peru British Peruvian Chamber of Commerce 1,200 5 30 29.1 41 Poland Forum Mlodych PKPP Lewiatan 12,100 150 350 38.2 62 Portugal APBA - Associção Portuguesa de Business Angels 20,000 62 80 10.6 30 Romania Junior Achievement Romania 43,600 691 1400 21.4 72 Russia Junior Achievement Russia / U.S. Russia Center for Entrepreneurship 1,079,016 14550 15453 141.8 120 1. W orld Bank (2010), World Development Indicators 2009 2. World Bank ‘Doing Business’ index Country Statistics 43 Country Host Organization # Participants Rwanda Babson-Rwanda Entrepreneurship Center Saint Lucia St. Lucia Chamber of n/a Commerce, Industry & Agriculture 5,332 # Partners # Activities Country Population 1 Startup Ease 2 22 26 10.6 45 1 30 0.2 52 12 Saudi Arabia The Centennial Fund 2,730 17 44 27.4 Senegal ADEPME n/a n/a n/a 12.4 154 Serbia Budi Svoj Covek (Be Your Own Boss) n/a n/a n/a 7.3 92 Sierra Leone AFFORD Sierra Leone 100 2 2 5.9 141 Singapore The Action Community for Entrepreneurship 27,000 21 26 5.0 1 Slovak Republic Slovak University of Technology, Institute of Management 1,300 6 9 5.4 48 Slovenia GEA College n/a n/a n/a 2.1 37 South Africa Endeavor South Africa 11,620 14 64 50.0 35 South Korea YES Korea 796 2 19 48.9 8 Spain IESE Business School 18,000 68 221 46.1 44 Sri Lanka Young Entrepreneurs Sri Lanka 8,747 19 8 20.9 89 Suriname Women Business Group Foundation 540 12 12 0.5 158 Swaziland Junior Achievement Swaziland 2,300 15 21 1.2 124 Sweden Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum 7,500 100 85 9.4 14 Switzerland Startup Weekend Switzerland 1,620 12 30 7.8 26 Syria BIDAYA ** ** ** 20.4 134 Thailand Ayana Co Ltd ** ** ** 69.1 17 Togo Initiatives des Jeunes pour le Développement 8,142 10 7 6.0 162 Trinidad and Tobago Youth Business Trinidad & Tobago 211 1 3 1.3 68 Tunisia Institut Arabe des Chefs d’Entreprises 39,428 71 94 10.5 46 Turkey Endeavor Turkey 31,000 211 239 72.8 71 Uganda Enterprise Uganda 9,580 24 41 33.4 123 Ukraine SESP 38,510 18 1121 45.9 152 Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011 Impact Report Country Host Organization United Arab Emirates The Higher Colleges of Technology United Kingdom United States # Participants # Partners # Activities Country Population 1 Startup Ease 2 1,000 10 10 7.5 33 Youth Business International 213,234 914 2305 62.2 7 The Public Forum Institute 439,451 1428 3363 309.1 4 Uruguay Endeavor Uruguay 8,370 25 24 3.4 90 Venezuela EneVenezuela 1,668,555 155 355 28.8 177 Zambia COMESA - Zambia SME Toolkit Project 11,000 7 10 12.9 84 Zimbabwe Empretec Zimbabwe n/a n/a n/a 12.6 171 1. W orld Bank (2010), World Development Indicators 2009 2. World Bank ‘Doing Business’ index Country Statistics 45 looking ahead GEW 2012 - 2015 Plans are being drawn up now for GEW 2012. If you or your organization would like to be involved at any level, from organizing an activity in your country, to signing up as a sponsor or becoming a supporter, we’d love to hear from you. UnleashingIdeas.org Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011 Impact Report November 12 - 18, 2012 November 18 - 24, 2013 November 17 - 23, 2014 November 16 - 22, 2015 GEC 2013 | March in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 47 Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011 Impact Report