Initiatives

Global Entrepreneurship Week: GEW 2010


For the second consecutive year, the Futurpreneur Canada hosted Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) Canada and championed a variety of successful initiatives to build awareness to the value of young entrepreneurs. Take a look at a few of the ways we celebrated and what we accomplished.

How we celebrated

  • Futurpreneur Canada’s Day on the Hill: To officially launch GEW Canada, we had a kick-off event on Parliament Hill in Ottawa featuring a roundtable with Hon. Rob Moore, Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism), a press conference and a meet-and-greet attended by MPs, Ministers and other government guests.
  • National advertising campaign: We partnered with The National Post, Post Media newspapers, ClearChannel Outdoor Advertising, Captivate Elevator Advertising and others.
  • Social media campaign: We spread a positive message of entrepreneurship on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and our blog.
  • Great Canadian Mentoring Challenge: This online forum helped Canadians participate in GEW by sharing tips and advice to young entrepreneurs.
  • Show Us Your Entrepreneur: We encouraged Canadians to share their story or experience with entrepreneurship through video, postcard and photo.

GEW 2010 by the numbers:
Global:
104 countries
23,952 partners
37,561 activities
7,252,344 people

Canada:
Participants – 99,400
Partners – 350
Activities – 701