Join Station 2 Innovation as We Celebrate GEW – Global Entrepreneurship Week!

GEW – Global Entrepreneurship Week is held November 14-20, 2016 and November is Global Entrepreneurship Month

During one week each November, thousands of events and competitions in 160 countries inspire millions to engage in entrepreneurial activity while connecting them to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors. Powered by the Kauffman Foundation, the initiative is supported by dozens of world leaders and a network of more than 15,000 partner organizations. GEW is held November 14-20, 2016.

More broadly, November is Global Entrepreneurship Month and here at Station 2 Innovation we are celebrating the spirit of entrepreneurship all month long. We wish you, your business, and your ideas success and prosperity! We are celebrating our cities best and brightest and those who are helping to nurture, grow and guide our cities entrepreneurs on a path to a successful and sustainable business.


Local Entrepreneur Events

Thursday November 3, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST2016 TechXpo” – Manatee Chamber’s 2016 TechXpo boasts an all-star lineup of local Technology Experts from across the Bradenton, Sarasota, & Lakewood Ranch area who’s presentations and panels benefit business owners, entrepreneurs, managers, and in-house IT staff. Expect to gain the knowledge needed of current technology, trends, and best practices which can be translated into businesses growth, safety, and prosperity.

Wednesday November 9, 2016 from 5:00 PM to *:00 PM EST ” 2016 Chamber Expo” –  The Manatee Chamber of Commerce and Sarasota Chamber of Commerce are teaming up once again to offer our members the greatest of networking opportunities. Attended by hundreds of Chamber members and guests, this networking event offers great food, lots of door prizes and the opportunity to make valuable business connections. Showcase your business at the largest networking event of the year.

Thursday November 10, 2016 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EST Accelerate Your Repeat/Referral Business Engine Performance Using Email & Social Media” is being held by our friends at SCORE Manasota. They’ll discuss how to use both email and social media together to create a powerful “Repeat/Referral” engine for your business and help you pick the best social networks – from among Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Instagram – to extend the marketing reach of your company or organization. They’ll also cover how to integrate your email marketing into your social channels and save time in the process.

Tuesday November 15, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST “Station 2 Innovation Celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week” – We’ll be featuring entrepreneur stories and we’ll roll out our “Start-Up” kit to help budding business men and women get off to a great start on their entrepreneurial journey. We’ll be soliciting feedback and taking your suggestions.

Thursday November 17, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST Startup Surge presented by Tampa Bay WaVE” – WaVEs best mentors are there to advise you on the many facets of a tech business. Startup Surge is designed for tech minded people who want a guided path to a successful tech company. Know whether your technology idea is worth perusing  and critical steps to take before launching.

Saturday November 19, 2016 from ALL DAY EST “Women’s Entrepreneurship Day” – Enjoy our YouTube playlist of women entrepreneurs from our area on this day that recognizes the efforts ans accomplishments of Women Entrepreneurs. Our own Sara Hand was invited to speak at the United Nations in 2015 and share her story of entrepreneurship.

How can I connect with other people involved in Global Entrepreneurship Week?

In addition to connecting face-to-face during GEW events and activities, participants can continue their conversations year-round through a handful of official GEW social media channels:


What organizations are celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Month?


Notable dates during National Entrepreneurship Month include:

  • Global Entrepreneurship Week – November 14 – 20 – Follow @GEWUSA on Twitter and use #GEW
  • National Entrepreneurs’ Day – Nov 15 – Use #NED
  • Global Women’s Entrepreneurship Day – Nov 19 – Use #WED
  • Small Business Saturday – Nov 26 – Use #SBS or #SmallBusinessSaturday