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Global Entrepreneurship Week 2023

About GEW

This November, Global Entrepreneurship Network will celebrate 16 years of helping millions of​ people unleash their ideas to start and scale new businesses through Global Entrepreneurship​ Week. ​ GEW 2023 is also​ a call to action for societies to be resilient and come together in leveraging the power of new​ ideas and innovation for the benefit of all.


GEW 2023 Objectives

Showcase and celebrate ​South Africa’s​ Entrepreneurs

Launch new programmes and​ funds to support the​ development of South Africa’s​ Entrepreneurs

Explore better ecosystem​ collaboration on Access to​ markets for Entrepreneurs

Improve existing policies that​ are hindering the development​ of SMMEs

Encourage more dialogue and​ collaboration amongst private​ and public sector incubator​ hubs and accelerators and​ ESOs

GEW 2023 Fun Facts

Communities in 200 countries are taking part, with tens of thousands of activities planned around the world. Events will take place throughout November, with main attractions which will reach 10 million people worldwide.

Related Events

The Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC+ Africa) is a gathering of entrepreneurs and leaders from more than 50 African nations committed to advancing entrepreneurial activity throughout their own countries in Africa.


GEW 2023 Events

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GEW Hackathon 2023

Registrations Closed
Date: 10 - 12 November 2023
Venue: 22 On Sloane

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Startup Act Policy Breakfast

In Partnership with 22 On Sloane
Date: 13 November 2023
Venue: 22 On Sloane

Register to Attend
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Startup Huddle

Creative Arts & Tech Business
Date: 15 November 2023
Venue: 22 On Sloane

Register to Attend
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GEC+ Africa LOC Engagement

Date: 16 November 2023
Venue: Montecasino

Closed Event / Invite Only
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NATIONAL PRESIDENTIAL SMME & COOPERATIVES AWARDS


Date: 17 November 2023
Venue: Indaba Hotel, Spa and Conference Centre

Closed Event / Invite Only
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GEC + Africa Pitch Event & Sloane Ecosystem Day


Date: January 2024
Venue: 22 On Sloane

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Black Business Council

In Partnership with ABSA
Date: 28 November 2023
Venue: 22 On Sloane

Closed Event / Invite Only