Fostering global entrepreneurship at McMaster

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is a collection of activities, competitions and events aimed at making it easier for anyone, anywhere to start and scale, or grow, a company.
October 19, 2021

By: Marissa Principato and Jessica Rudden (The Forge)

This November 8–14, GEW 2021 is rallying almost every nation in the world to empower their entrepreneurs and encourage their citizens to find new and better ways of doing things. GEW 2021 is a call to action for all societies to come together and leverage the power of new ideas and innovation for the benefit of all.

Fun fact: GEW inspires roughly 10 million participants each year to explore their potential while fostering connections and increasing collaboration to empower entrepreneurs and strengthen communities.

Global Entrepreneurship Week at McMaster

Our goal for GEW is to help students identify what it means to be an innovator and how to get started. To many, the word “entrepreneur” can be daunting and discouraging. So, let’s rethink and reframe the concept using “innovator” and “entrepreneurial mindset.”

You don’t have to launch a successful, high-tech startup in hubs like Silicon Valley, London or Shanghai to be considered an innovator. Every idea has to start somewhere, and no two journeys are alike. Everyone starts at the bottom on day one, so let’s make your day one a great one!

Get involved

Many Faculties, departments and clubs across campus are coming together to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week in our community. Check out opportunities like these to learn more, get involved and start your innovation journey.

  • Workshops
  • Seminars
  • Networking
  • Socials
  • Virtual challenges
  • And much more!

By getting involved with a GEW event, our goal is to inspire you to pursue your innovative ideas and provide you with the support and resources you need to get started.

Submit an event by October 27, 2021

Are you interested in contributing to GEW at McMaster? Submit your event to get featured in the official GEW schedule. Someone from the Forge will follow up with you after you submit your event.

Note: If you’re submitting an event, you’re required to plan and execute the entire event.

McMaster’s GEW 2021 partners