Entrepreneurship Week

Fostering Collaboration and Innovation

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Pitch George

"Elevator Pitch" Competition for Young Entrepreneurs

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10th Annual GW October Conference

Entrepreneurship Ecosystems - The Future Ahead

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GW October Entrepreneurship Week

ABOUT entrepreneurship week

GW Entrepreneurship Week is the “destination event” for established entrepreneurs and those interested in entrepreneurship for the region. GW’s has established itself as a leader in this regard, and we want to build upon this reputation. This week will increase awareness, opportunities, education, and funding for members of the GW community while driving entrepreneurial behaviors and creating measurable results. We intend to stimulate engagement and collaboration during this week in an environment that promotes a diversity of thought and perspective and provides networking opportunities as well as idea generation for interested participants. This week will also stimulate excitement about the Global Entrepreneurship Week that occurs annually in November. By building upon the popularity of existing programs and events, and potentially working with the Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence, ICSB, GW Global Entrepreneurship & Research Conference, GWU Entrepreneurship Week would provide an opportunity for those 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 provide the spark between participants and will be meaningful for the community and beyond.

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Featured events

In 2019, the 10th Annual GW October Conference titled, “Entrepreneurship Ecosystems – The Future Ahead”, hosted in collaboration with ICSB and with SBA will provide entrepreneurs, small business, and advocates tutorials on how to put together an “SME Ecosystem”. The normally two-day program has been expanded with a pre-conference workshop.   For the second time at GWOctober, The US Small Business Administration will provide an all-day session on the five pillars that are necessary to support SMEs. 

The annual Pitch George Competition is one of the George Washington University’s (GW) premier entrepreneurial initiatives organized by the GW Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence (CFEE). The “elevator pitch” competition takes place each fall semester and allows young entrepreneurs (ranging from GW’s undergraduate class to Alumni) to present their business ideas, get valuable feedback on the viability of their business concepts and win startup capital.

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