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Global Entrepreneurship Week - Reset for Growth

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Global Entrepreneurship Week goes live 16-22 November and will be celebrated across the UK and in over 180 countries. GEW UK will be packed with panels, talks, workshops, competitions and awards ceremonies. 

GEW UK 2020’s overarching theme is ‘Reset for Growth’ and the events across the Week will cover related topics through a series of webinars, panels, and talks delivered by GEN UK and a range of partner organisations.

Daily themes are as follows:

Monday Community - Cities, hubs, teams and social enterprise

Tuesday Reset - Covid19 response, innovation, technology - new normal

Wednesday Inclusion - Female founders, diversity, equality, access

Thursday Growth - Investment, funding, support, policy

Friday Resilience - Founder wellbeing, agile working, mentoring

Saturday Education Entrepreneurship education, re-skilling

Sunday Action - Next steps, strategies for 2021

The week’s activities will be supported by a number of expert speakers and panellists including Rob Stephenson CEO InsideOut, Ben Brabyn Founder Genie Shares, Jonny Jacobs Director of Finance Starbucks, Mark Rowland CEO The Mental Health Foundation, Jacqui Taylor CEO Flying Binary, Judge Kameel Khan Founder Project ReMake, Rafael dos Santos Founder GuidedPR, and Sharath Jeevan Founder Intrinsic Labs.

Partner events include the Tata Varsity Pitch 2020 Grand Final, Great British Entrepreneur National Awards, 2020 Super Connect Series Finals, Pink Shoe Finals, YBI - Global Youth Entrepreneurship Festival, Young Enterprise & Empact Ventures Company Programme.

Participation is free and open to all. Participants need to join the GEN UK HUB and select the events they wish to attend, at which point they will receive an automatic calendar invite with joining instructions. Through the HUB, participants can also join group discussions, connect with speakers and other attendees, and showcase their ideas and startups to the community. GEW UK 2020 event recordings and media will be accessible through the HUB’s Resources area.

The line up includes:

Sustaining Our Entrepreneurial Mojo: The 5 Things that Every Entrepreneur Should Know

The session will provide a cutting edge approach to how entrepreneurs can sustain their inner-drive through the journey an entrepreneur must go through. The approach will help entrepreneurs understand how to harness their motivation in a way that evolves along with the needs of their company, and so they can remain effective leaders as their companies necessarily evolve. Through a practical and interactive workshop, participants will be able to discuss these principles and look at how they can apply them to their own entrepreneurial and leadership journeys. They will come out with initial practical ideas on how they can lead and innovate more effectively and more authentically. 

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Founder Wellbeing

Founder Wellbeing will provide a panel discussion with speakers Mark Rowland - Chief Executive, Mental Health Foundation - home of #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, Jonny Jacobs - Finance Director at Starbucks and Rob Stevenson, CEO InsideOut

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Tata Varsity Pitch 2020 Grand Final, being held in partnership with Digital Catapult on Friday 20th November 2020.

Women Supporting Women - The Power of Mentoring

Mentoring has been seen to be one of the top elements to support the success of female founders. Learn how mentoring and being mentored has supported a number of women led businesses.

Participate in this panel discussion and hear from speakers including:

  • Carol Verity Mann - Co-Founder of Women on the Web - a network of women helpling each other by providing support and guidance to women who want to improve their skils in digitalisation.
  • Dr Yvonne Thompson, Founder of WinTrade (Women in Trade) and author of '7 Traits of High Successful Women On Board' shares her experiences of mentoring other.
  • Sarah Ridge - Global manager of dentsu’s social impact programme Female Foundry, an accelerator bootcamp and mentorship programme for female entrepreneurs delivered in partnership with GEN UK

Moderated by Elaine Gold, Global Adviser to GEN Global and Co-Founder of GEN UK 


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