October 26–30, 2020
October 29, 2020
GW Entrepreneurship Week
GW October Conference
The GW Entrepreneurship Week is the “destination event” for established entrepreneurs and others interested in entrepreneurship for the region. GW has established itself as a leader in entrepreneurial study and practice, and therefore, we want to build upon this reputation in this week-long event which will work to increase awareness and opportunities in education, actionable change, and funding for members of the GW community. This program will work to drive entrepreneurial behaviors throughout GW so as to create measurable results for the community. In stimulating engagement and collaboration during the week in an environment that promotes a diversity of thought and perspective, while providing networking opportunities as well as idea generation for interested participants, the week will build excitement about the Global Entrepreneurship Week that occurs annually in November. In leveraging popularity of existing programs and events, and working with the Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence, ICSB, the GW Global Entrepreneurship & Research Conference, GWU Entrepreneurship Week provides an opportunity for those from interested parties, from many disciplines both throughout GWU and within the local and regional community, to come together in time and space; for a much anticipated and comprehensive experience which does not yet exist. As participants gather for these events, GW Entrepreneurship Week will enhance the spark between the participants and meaningful actions for the community and beyond.
This year, the 11th annual GW October Conference will evolve to an online platform, so that all participants can connect in one (virtual) space. This year, focusing on “Resiliency: For and into Our Ever-Evolving Future,” will be hosted in collaboration with ICSB and SBA to provide entrepreneurs, small businesses, and advocates increased training and heightened understanding of the components which are essential to build resiliency. The typical two-day program will be held on Thursday, October 29th in the middle of GW Entrepreneurship Week.