Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is the world’s largest celebration of innovators and job creators, who launch startups that bring ideas to life to drive economic growth and expand human well-being. The initiative kicked off in 2008, launched by former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Carl Schramm, the president and CEO of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Since then, it has grown to 160 countries—with nearly 20,000 partner organizations planning more than 35,000 activities that directly engage more than 10 million people.
During one week each November, GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators. These activities, from large-scale competitions and events to intimate networking gatherings, connect participants to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors—introducing them to new possibilities and exciting opportunities.
Samriddhi Foundation has been the official host of the GEW since 2010 and has year after year, engaged with a growing group of partners in celebrating this event. Samriddhi believes in the power of private entrepreneurs as key to economic development and engages in fostering democracy and building a more conducive environment for economic growth. GEW 2016 focuses on five major themes: namely, Investors, Youth, Women, Cities and Scale-Ups.
GEW 2016 is slated to be held from Nov 14-20. Samriddhi, like always, will be hosting the program officially partnering with eighteen other business houses and like-minded organizations.
List of the partners of GEW 2016
A policy think tank working in a grass root level, seeks to develop the culture that favors individual and economic freedom in spheres of personal life and policy issues. Bikalpa envisions Nepal where rule of law is supreme and citizens can exercise their natural rights to life, liberty and property in a free and prosperous society.
Biruwa Ventures provides an entrepreneurial atmosphere for sharp and driven individuals to interact, and the space to share and nurture their ideas into sustainable ventures. It’s main aim being assisting start-ups and entrepreneurs in Nepal both professionally and profitably. Also, Biruwa connects entrepreneurs with avenues for funding and provides other essential services required for their business to prosper and grow.
- Entrepreneurs for Nepal:
Entrepreneurs for Nepal is a platform for tens of thousands of Entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial Nepalese, who have ideas and want to create opportunities in Nepal. It speeds up the chances of success by credibly connecting entrepreneurs to success.
- FACTS Nepal:
FACTS is an independent research and analytic service-provider that adds value to the decisions of our clients through scientific information based on primary data, research, and analysis. FACTS focuses on providing reliable information based on evidence.
- Federation Of Nepal Cottage and Small Industries (FNCSI):
The organization is focused on safeguarding the rights and interests of MCSI sector and supporting Micro, Cottage and Small Industries (MCSIs) for productivity and entrepreneurship development.
- Gari Khana Deu:
National Campaign for livable Nepal popularly known as Gari Khana Deu is a public movement that was officially launched in September 2009. The campaign came forth carrying a hope for livable Nepal where everybody would be able to earn their living by pursuing the profession or an economic opportunity and have our lives and property secured.
- Glocal Private Ltd:
Glocal strongly believe in practicing innovation and developing mutually beneficial relationships.
Antarprerana, a business consultancy organization, guides the startup from initial days to stability. Antarprerana aims to support 100 entrepreneurs in a decade starting from 2015.
- Kathmandu College Of Management (KCM):
KCM has been engaged in producing brilliant management graduates who can effectively contribute to the world of business. KCM provide students with state of the art resources and platforms that help you outgrow your potential. With a strong student council with seven clubs, a business incubation center, finance lab and a strong alumni network, it promotes spirit of entrepreneurship.
- King’s College:
It incite its students not only to achieve academic supremacy but also to cultivate differentiating managerial competencies hence transforming him/her into an outstanding entrepreneurial business professional capable of facing impending global challenges.
- Lead International:
LEAD International is a group of proficient managers and consultants creating excellence for its clients since 2005. We support both businesses and non-profit organizations to increase their efficiency, effectiveness and profitability through result-oriented solutions to their complex problems.
- Laxmi Hyundai:
Laxmi Intercontinental Pvt. Ltd is the authorized dealer of Hyundai Motors since February 2009. The company’s main objective is to provide state-of-the-art service facilities with certified technicians, to its valued Hyundai customers.
- Nepalese Young Entrepreneurs’ Forum (NYEF) :
NYEF is a membership based non-profit organization, established with an aim of creating outstanding entrepreneurs through idea exchange, fellowships, education, training and advocacy among the Nepali youth. Among its various initiatives, Youth Entrepreneurship Program aims to inspire young generations join the entrepreneurial ecosystem which is growing gradually in Nepal
- The true North Associates:
True North Associates is a company created to contribute to private sector growth in general and in particular, develop the Private Equity and Venture Capital space in Nepal. True North Associates fosters entrepreneurial and economic development in Nepal by helping businesses become more structured, marketable, profitable, and sustainable.
- Himalayan White House International College:
The academic and professional programs of the college are adapted to suit the local and global demand of aspiring professionals, employers, internal human resources and other valued stakeholders. It follows the latest approach to business leadership, entrepreneurship and management education for individuals who aspire to build enterprises on their own.
- Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry
The Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) is the nationally and internationally recognized umbrella organization of business in Nepal. It represents the interests of the private sector and is involved in promotion of socio economic development of Nepal through private sector led economic growth.
- F1Soft International
F1Soft International Pvt. Ltd. is a company working in the field of software development and IT services since 2004.