Global Entrepreneurship Week is coming to West Palm Beach and Boca Raton November 14th-23rd to celebrate innovation and foster entrepreneurial creativity. Each November, GEW reaches millions of people of all ages and backgrounds through exciting local, national, and global events. GEW hosts thousands of events in 160 countries to inspire the entrepreneurial spirit. Some events feature large-scale startup competitions like pitch contests, while other activities are small, community discussions.
“Global Entrepreneurship Week Palm Beach brings together thousands in our community to celebrate the next generation of small business & startup founders,” said Joe Russo, CEO of Palm Beach Tech. “The very existence of the many groups organizing this is proof that our entrepreneurial ecosystem is growing stronger than ever.”
Both nonprofit and for-profit organizations are collaborating to reach entrepreneurs throughout Palm Beach County. Local non-profit Palm Beach Tech will be organizing meetups, talks, and events throughout Palm Beach County for the entire week.
GEW will also reach high school students to inspire their entrepreneurial spirit. On Tuesday, November 19th Junior Achievement Launch Lessons will tour various Palm Beach County high schools with a 50-minute presentation to get students excited about entrepreneurship.
Throughout the week, entrepreneurs will have the chance to network with like-minded individuals and be inspired by powerful speakers like Heather Monahan leading a talk about Confidence in Business.
The week wraps up with a free day of coworking sponsored by Flamingo House and VentureX followed by a pitch competition at 1909Fest with live music and an after party.
GEW – events held in Boca Raton
Several organizations are collaborating to host two exciting GEW events in Boca Raton on November 15th & 21st including CreativeMornings Palm Beach and Entrepreneurs in Paradise.
Schedule of Events | November 15th & 21st
- Creative Mornings is a free breakfast event that celebrates creativity and aims to inspire one another. Come hungry and connect with a diverse community of creatives from throughout Palm Beach County.
- Bring your favorite mug for coffee or hot chocolate and prepare to be inspired and uplifted while connecting with hundreds of creative people from across the world.
Entrepreneurs in Paradise schedule:
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. : Exhibits open to the public
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. : Live entertainment, Startup Grind Palm Beach Pitch Competition, and a talk led by Heather Monahan about Confidence in Business
8:00 p.m. + After party @Kapow! Noodle Bar in Mizner Park featuring DJ Vinny Ventiera
- Hosted by the FAU Adams Center for Entrepreneurship, Startup Grind Palm Beach, & Shrimp Tank.
- 350+ attendees are expected including 100+ local entrepreneurs, and a VIP section with 40+ entrepreneurs featured on the Shrimp Tank podcast. Attendees will include hot local brands like FitFoodFresh, Two Degrees, Spicy Wear, Get Fit Academy, Wizard Creations, and more!
- This is the perfect event to network with like-minded individuals and make valuable business connections.
- A podcast of the Boca Raton Shrimp Tank will be broadcast live during this event
- Local news anchor legends Eric Roby and Suzanne Boyd will be attending this event.
- Don’t miss Heather Monahan’s Confidence in Business lecture. Monahan is a successful entrepreneur, best-selling author, and a highly sought-after speaker. She is a confidence creator who shines light on the steps you need to take to elevate yourself in business and life.
Before heading out to an event, check each event page for ticket and registration information. You might be required to register in advance for some events. For more information about GEW or to search for other events around the world, visit the GEW events list.