In 2014 Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) granted a license to Fundashon Negoshi Pikiña (FNP) to hold a Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) every year on the islands of Dutch Caribbean. This year the GEW will be celebrated from November 18 to November 25, 2019 for the fifth consecutive years on the island of Curaçao and the fourth consecutive year in Bonaire. In the coming years, GEW will be promoted also in Aruba and Sint Maarten.
The Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) operates a platform of projects and programs in 170 countries aimed at making it easier for anyone, anywhere to start and scale-up a business.
By fostering deeper cross border collaboration and initiatives between entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, policymakers and entrepreneurial support organizations, GEN works to fuel healthier start and scale ecosystems that create more jobs, educate individuals, accelerate innovation and strengthen economic growth.
Global Entrepreneurship Week Curaçao 2019 features a diversified full week program that entails presentations by successful International and Local entrepreneurs, Keynote Speeches, Workshops, Debate Competitions, Expositions, Artistic Shows, a Book Review and Book Signing Event, a Certification Event for more than 2000 students of Elementary Schools of all neighborhoods of Curaçao and unique platforms to network and exchange business ideas. The highlight of the 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Week of Curaçao will a gala dinner with keynote speaker Mrs. Swati Mandela, granddaughter of Nelson and Winnie Mandela.
Some of these activities are organized by the GEW Curaçao Board, while other events are organized and hosted by a growing number of partnering organizations. A development which GEW Curaçao welcomes.
Stay informed on developments and the week-program by regularly visiting this website, the GEW Curacao Facebook and Instagram pages and by signing up for digital news.
We believe entrepreneurs can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.
For one week, millions of young people around the world will join a growing movement to generate new ideas and to seek better ways of doing things. Countries across six continents are coming together to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week, an initiative to inspire young people to embrace innovation, imagination and creativity. To think big. To turn their ideas into reality. To make their mark.
Each November, Global Entrepreneurship Week connects young people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators. Students, educators, entrepreneurs, business leaders, employees, non-profit leaders, government officials and many others will participate in arange of activities, from online to face-to-face, and from large-scale competitions and events to networking gatherings.
Through this initiative, the next generation of entrepreneurs will be inspired and can emerge. In doing so, they will begin to acquire the knowledge, skills and networks needed to grow innovative, sustainable enterprises that have a positive impact on their lives, their families and communities.
Global Entrepreneurship Week will seek to
Introduce the notion of enterprising behavior to as many young people under the age of 30 who otherwise might no have considered it as a path in their life.
Network young people across national boundaries in a global effort to find new ideas at the intersection of cultures and disciplines.
Enlist active and inspirational entrepreneurs around the world to coach and mentor the next generation of enterprise talent as they pursue their entrepreneurial dreams
To inform opinion leaders and policy makers 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.