Global Entrepreneurship Week kicks off in Kansas City Thursday and will feature more than 100 events geared toward entrepreneurs.
The week started off as an initiative between the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the UK government nine years ago, and it has since grown to become a truly global event, said Nathan Kurtz, Kauffman Foundation’s senior program officer.
This year, cities in more than 160 countries are participating and will host more than 10,000 events. The official worldwide event runs Nov. 14 through Nov. 20, but in Kansas City, events will run from Nov. 10 through Nov. 22.
GEW aims to “really tell the story of entrepreneurship” and “shine a light on various programs that are available to help entrepreneurs learn,” Kurtz said. It also aims to connect entrepreneurs to additional resources and celebrate the learning process in both successes and failures, he said. Kurtz hopes it also will spur individuals who are thinking about launching their own company to take the leap.
Read more: Kansas City Business Journal