Inspiring Entrepreneurship in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region
Presented by: University of Kurdistan Hewler
By: Vice Chancellor's Office
Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) started with an idea. What if there was a global movement to inspire people everywhere to unleash their ideas and take the next step in their entrepreneurial journey? Representatives from 37 countries were on hand when GEW was announced in 2007 by Jonathan Ortmans, president of GEW, Carl Schramm, former president and CEO of the Kauffman Foundation and Gordon Brown, former prime minister of the United Kingdom. Included in those 37 countries were the first 18 host organizations to commit their countries to the campaign. By November 2008, host organizations in 77 countries had officially signed on—and 3 million people participated in 25,022 events and activities.
Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. World leaders and local elected officials alike have embraced the campaign as they look to fuel the economic engine of high-growth startups in their own countries and communities. During 2013 alone, 126 heads of state and ministers from 69 countries supported Global Entrepreneurship Week by speaking at activities during the Week, filming statements of support or otherwise endorsing the national campaigns in their countries.
University of Kurdistan is proud to take part and contribute to the Global Entrepreneurship Week for the second year in collaboration with the US Consulate. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness about entrepreneurism with college students through a panel discussion and Q&A.
The event is open for the public
Location: University of Kurdistan Hewler Auditorium