Global Entrepreneurship Week kicks off Monday and features various events across Missouri, including over 200 in the Kansas City area. This marks the 11th year of the Global Entrepreneurship Week, or GEW, which celebrates entrepreneurship worldwide while offering tips to current and prospective business founders.
Since it was established, GEW has grown to span 170 countries.
Many of the Kansas City events are based in the 18th and Vine district. All are free and follow five tracks: makers and creators, startups, scalers, social enterprise and tech.
Coordinators of GEW in Kansas City supplied a list of the events generating the most pre-registrations. Below is a sampling of those, plus a couple of other highlight events. To search what’s taking place beyond Kansas City, visit the Global Entrepreneurship Week website.
GEWKC Kickoff Breakfast
Monday, 7:30 to 9 a.m., 1616 E. 18th St.
An initial opportunity to meet and greet fellow entrepreneurs and learn about the impact of opportunity zones on small businesses and investors (Learn more)
How to Crush Marketing Strategy for Entrepreneurs
Monday, 10 to 11:30 a.m., 1616 E. 18th St.
An event highlighting everything from cost-effective marketing strategies to media relations strategies and creative marketing tactics (Learn more)
Build a StoryBrand and Capture Your Customers’ Attention
Monday, 2-3:30 p.m., 1722 E. 17th Terrace
Using the StoryBrand Framework, this event assists businesses in clarifying business’ unique messages (Learn more)
Cheers to Entrepreneurship Happy Hour
Monday, 4:30 to 6 p.m., 1722 E. 17th Terrace
Mingle with local innovators and unwind after the first day’s events (Learn more)
How to Start a Podcast
Monday 6 to 7:30 p.m., 1722 E. 17th Terrace
From production to promotion, this event covers the essentials of creating a podcast for entrepreneurs of all skill levels (Learn more)
Young Entrepreneur Showcase
Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 1600 John Buck O’Neil Way
Student entrepreneurs pitch their businesses and receive feedback from experienced members of their field (Learn more)
What the Heck Actually Works Today in Social Media
Wednesday, noon to 1:30 p.m., 1722 E. 17th Terrace
Insights into methods that turn the algorithms in your favor in today’s rapidly changing social media landscape (Learn more)
Getting Started With Google Ads
Thursday, 2 to 3:30 p.m., 1722 E. 17th Terrace
A seminar focused on increasing Search Engine Optimization and Google marketing that will have the most profitable results (Learn more)
GEWKC Wrap-Up Celebration: The Most Informative Party You’ll Ever Attend
Friday, 6 to 7:30 p.m., 1722 E. 17th Terrace
The culmination of GEWKC events and a final chance to confer with fellow participants before departing GEWKC (Learn more)