Global Entrepreneurship Week NL


About the Global Entrepreneurship Week

During the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) entrepreneurship is celebrated in more than 160 countries. In the third week of November more than 100 events in the Netherlands inspire over ten thousand entrepreneurs, students, policymakers and academics to engage in entrepreneurship and connect them to mentors, new talent or investors.

GEW is a celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. Thousands of brand new startups spring to life through bootcamps, hundreds of universities strengthen connections that help them commercialize research from their labs, researchers and policymakers engage in discussions around the world to examine the underlying policies necessary to promote entrepreneurial growth, and serial entrepreneurs share their expertise. In the Netherlands the GEW is hosted by the Dutch Centers for Entrepreneurship (DutchCE). Watch the video how GEW is explained by CEO Jonathan Ortmans (Kaufmann Foundation):

GEW events the Netherlands 2016

During the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) in the Netherlands over 100 events are taking place that celebrate entrepreneurship! Throughout the Netherlands the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2016 is opened on the 14th of November with several regional openings. Five main events are taking place during the GEW, each with a different theme:

14 November: Regional openings

15 November: The Flying Dutch Entrepreneurs

16 November: Entrepreneurial Research Day

17 November: How To Get There Summit & Get in the Ring the Netherlands

18 November: Dag van de Ondernemer

18-20 November: Festival of Entrepreneurial Learning

Register your event

Are you an event organiser and would you like to register your event as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) in the Netherlands? Please fill in this form on All events will be published in the event overview and, if applicable, on a regional GEW website.

Regional GEW portals

If you are looking for regional GEW updates, then keep an eye on those websites:

Media kit

For marketing and communication purposes a media kit is available that includes standard texts in Dutch and English about the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) in the Netherlands, the official GEW the Netherlands logo and banner.

Download elements of the media kit


Download the complete media kit (zip)


For more information about Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) in the Netherlands, please contact Jurgen Nieuwenhuijsen:

GEW Nederland
T.a.v. Jurgen Nieuwenhuijsen
Marconistraat 16 – 11
3029 AK Rotterdam

T: +31 (0)10 302 1331


GEW NL event partners