Atlanta, GA – November 8, 2021 – Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute will celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) on November 8-14 by hosting a virtual event entitled Entrepreneurs without Borders. The panel discussion is a joint effort between Georgia State University’s Institute for International Business and the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute (ENI). GEW is an international movement, powered by the Global Entrepreneurship Network with support from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, dedicated to making it possible for anyone, anywhere to start and scale a company. “The closing of so many businesses and the loss of jobs brought on by COVID-19 has been a wake-up call for those of us in a position to help,” said Jonathan Ortmans, president of GEN. “This Global Entrepreneurship Week, we are celebrating some of the world’s most creative, innovative, and resilient citizens – and supporting them to become part of a better, more sustainable and more equitable post-pandemic world.” Each November, GEW celebrates and empowers millions of entrepreneurs in every country and community around the world – especially individuals who face barriers or who have never considered the idea of launching a startup.
Globally, more than 10 million people take part in thousands of activities, competitions and events that inspire them to act and give them the knowledge, experience and connections they need to succeed. A record 180 countries will take part in GEW 2021. “Georgia State University has been ranked as one of the most diverse universities in the nation (according to U.S. News’ diversity index). Its student body boasts 52,000+ students from more than 130 nations and territories, and has over 3,000 international students enrolled. We are excited to partner with the J. Mack Robinson College of Business Institute for International Business to connect with our network of alumni entrepreneurs, leading ventures globally, and will share their experiences and serve as an inspiration for self-starters and innovators to explore their own potential,” said, Jackie Davis, Associate Director of ENI. Institute for International Business, Clinincal Professor, Mourad Dakhli shared, “We are delighted here at the Robinson College to see many of our graduates launch their own successful ventures across the globe. From Dubai, to Tunisia, to Nigeria, and across Europe, Robinson graduates are entrepreneurs and innovators who create value for themselves, their communities, the countries where they operate and beyond. We are delighted that some of our own Georgia State alumni can share their experiences as international entrepreneurs.”
Entrepreneurship without Borders will take place via Zoom on November 11th at noon. The virtual event will feature a diverse panel of alumni entrepreneurs from across the globe who will share their unique paths to entrepreneurship. Interested participants can join the discussion on Zoom, by registering at https://calendar.gsu.edu/event/entrepreneurship_without_borders To view a complete list of events, participating countries and organizations, or to learn more about Global Entrepreneurship Week, visit www.gew.co.
Associate Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute
About Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute
The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute (ENI) at Georgia State University fulfills a university-wide mandate to strengthen the entrepreneurial and innovation culture across campus. ENI aims to be a national model for inclusive entrepreneurial education and innovation. Its activities span academics, co-curricular activities, and community and industry partnerships.
About Institute for International Business
The Institute of International Business (IIB) aspires to deepen our study of ‘Responsible Global Markets.’ The context of our study encompasses the dynamic linkages of multiple stakeholders in international business, including but not limited to the diverse and previously underserved communities in our home regions of Georgia and Southeast U.S., globally mobile labor forces such as refugees, intercultural coalitions on inclusion and sustainability, in addition to multinational organizations and emerging markets. The IIB faculty’s research activities aim to improve global integration and connection among an inclusive set of stakeholders across countries, organizations, and individuals.