IESE Organizes Global Entrepreneurship Week
Event aims to support and inspire entrepreneurial spirit
The fifth Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) in Spain, organized and coordinated by IESE, will take place from November 18 to 24. With the aim of promoting and encouraging the entrepreneurial spirit, the event will take place simultaneously in 132 countries around the world.
Over the last five years, Spain has become one of the event’s most active members, achieving impressive milestones: Over 1,000 activities have brought together more than 170,000 participants, along with the involvement of various regional governments and more than 100 organizations.
This year, the GEW welcomes the participation of 20 entrepreneurial ventures—including Holaluz.com, 1kg de pan, Tidibi, Imaginarium, Job&Talent, Womenalia and Nostrum—, with the support of ACC1Ó, Barcelonactiva, BeCapital, Fundación Rafael del Pino and Sociedad de Promoción Económica de Gran Canaria as sponsors.
Closely linked to IESE’s long tradition of encouraging and supporting entrepreneurship, this year several GEW activities will take place on the Barcelona campus. On November 21, Professors Alberto Fernández Terricabras and Lluis Renart will hold a workshop for IESE alumni—“How to Start a Business in Africa”—together with Albert Alsina, Director of Fondo Mediterráneo del Grupo Financiero Riva y García and Peter Bamkole, General Manager of the Enterprise Development Center of the PanAtlantic University of Lagos. Meanwhile, on November 25, IESE Professor Luis Martin Cabiedes will lead the workshop, “How to Create a Company.”
In addition, on Wednesday, November 20, IESE will host the nomination ceremony, announcing Catalonia’s candidates for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, 2013.