By Elissa Rose (Assistant Editor, Women 2.0) Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2011 starts today, November 14-20. GEW is an initiative of the Kauffman Foundation. There are no requirements to participate, geographic or otherwise.
"For one week each November, students, educators, entrepreneurs, business leaders, and government officials come together... to spread the power of entrepreneurship," said Carl Schramm, president and CEO of the Kauffman Foundation. "It's during this time that we celebrate the innovators who bring ideas to life, drive economic growth, and expand human welfare."
With 40,000 real and virtual programs in 123 countries, including competitions and networking events, Global Entrepreneurship Week has over 25,000 partner organizations.
Learn more about Global Entrepreneurship Week and how you can be a part of it here. Editor's note: Women 2.0 is co-hosting a sold-out Startup Weekend November 18-20, 2011 in San Francisco to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week. About the guest blogger: Elissa Rose is Assistant Editor of Women 2.0. She co-founded Quillpill in 2008, a mobile story-writing platform that was written up in TechCrunch, Communication Arts and The New Yorker. She has worked as a content creator for virtual worlds, and as an Art Director for mobile gaming. She is the mother of an inquisitive six-year-old boy and lives in Oakland, CA. Elissa studied Philosophy and Physics at the University of Alabama. Follow her on Twitter at @elissarose.