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City Celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week with 30+ Events

Albuquerque was chosen as one of only six other cities across the nation, as a “focus city” to host GEW events.

ALBUQUERQUE— The City of Albuquerque is sponsoring and engaging in various events in celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week [GEW]- the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators.

 The event highlights and encourages those that launch businesses that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human prosperity. This year’s events will take place from November 17-23, 2014.

 “A primary goal of my administration is to boost entrepreneurship by ‘growing our own’ and creating a thriving environment for businesses,” Mayor Richard J. Berry said.  “Small business is the backbone of our economy and the driver of innovation. This week is a great way for us to celebrate current entrepreneurs and inspire potential entrepreneurs.”

 Because of Albuquerque’s relationship with the Kauffman Foundation, the city was chosen as one of only six other cities across the nation, as a “focus city” to host GEW events.

 “The City is proud to sponsor Global Entrepreneurship Week. There are going to be so many great events this week,” said City of Albuquerque Economic Development Director Gary Oppedahl. “I want to thank all the organizations involved that put together the events and are involved with this incredible week.”

 Special content themes for the week include Arts, Culture and Creativity, Entrepreneurship in the Spanish Language community, Students/ Youth, and Technology. Many events combine several elements, and all are geared toward strengthening the city’s entrepreneurial community. 

 GEW aims to inspire people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them self-identify as entrepreneurs and explore their potential as self-starters and innovators. These activities, from large-scale competitions and events to intimate networking gatherings, connect participants to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors—introducing them to new possibilities and exciting opportunities.

 There are over 35 different local events planned for Global Entrepreneurship Week. Many of the events are free of charge. The organizers encourage the public to check if a reservation is required for the individual events. Over 40 organizations have created activities and serve as a valuable resource to the entrepreneurial community.

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