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TO OUR "GEW ALOHA STATE" WEB PORTAL
Global Entrepreneurship Week Aloha State is focused on "Nudging Hawai'i State Entrepreneurs to the Next Level" and it counts with the official support and partnership of the nationwide Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW USA) and the worldwide Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN).
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Founded by Jonathan Ortmans, GEN provides a platform of programs and initiatives to help new firms start and scale within one global entrepreneurial ecosystem. GEN is headquartered in Washington, DC. Ortmans launched GEN's cornerstone initiative, the Global Entrepreneurship Week, in 2008 alongside former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown and leadership of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. GEN leads the GEW worldwide with more that 170 countries actively involved every year.
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GEW in our ALOHA STATE since 2009
In 2009, a GEW event happened in Honolulu, HI. Its only online record can be found only on Twitter. Check it out: #GEWHI (link to Twitter).
In 2016, Hawai'i State re-joined the GEW via Maui County. It was announced with the title "Maui to Participate in First Global Entrepreneurship Week Celebration" via the GEN Global.
In 2020, the GEN announced it has selected MBB as Hawai'i State coordinator to join the USA coordinator group for the GEW program - see announcement dated September 29.
On October 22, 2020, Governor David Ige proclaimed November 16 - 22 as the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) in the State of Hawai'i.
On November 16, 2020, Mayor Michael Victorino proclaimed November 16-22 as the 2021 Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) in the County of Maui.
On November 16, 2020, the first GEW Aloha State kicked-off virtually. Scroll down this 2020 events page for the whole program.
On July 15, 2021, the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) announced the 2021 GEW Aloha State: GEW in the Aloha State.
On October 19, 2021, Governor David Ige proclaimed November 8 - 22 as the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) in the State of Hawai'i.