During Global Entrepreneurship Week, millions of young people around the world will join a growing movement of entrepreneurial people to generate new ideas and to seek improved methods of doing business. Countries across six continents are coming together to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week, an initiative to inspire young people to embrace innovation, imagination and creativity.
To think big… To turn their ideas into reality… To make their mark.
This week aims to connect young people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators. Students, educators, entrepreneurs, business leaders, employees, non-profit leaders, government officials, celebrities and many others will participate in a range of activities, from online to face-to-face, and from large-scale competitions and events to intimate networking gatherings. All these events are taking place simultaneously and will receive coverage and promotion from the international media. For the first time ever, Jordan is participating in the GEW, with a week of activities organized by the Jordan GEW Partners.
Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that works to increase the amount of creativity (cultural, educational, and scientific content) in “the commons” — the body of work that is available to the public for free and legal sharing, use, repurposing, and remixing. Creative Commons provides easy to use legal tools to give everyone from individual creators to large companies and institutions a simple, standardized way to grant copyright permissions to their creative work. The Creative Commons licenses enable people to easily change their copyright terms from the default of “all rights reserved” to “some rights reserved.” (www.creativecommons.org)
Endeavor is a global non-profit (founded in 1997) that breaks down barriers that prevent emerging-market entrepreneurs from reaching their high-impact potential. Endeavor screens hundreds of next-generation entrepreneurs, ultimately selecting those who demonstrate the leadership, creativity, and entrepreneurial qualities to build high-growth, successful companies. Once selected, Endeavor Entrepreneurs benefit from a program custom-tailored to help them develop their businesses, plan for growth, and attract financing. Endeavor also stimulates a local entrepreneurial infrastructure through angel investor training and university partnerships. Endeavor Jordan launched in 2009, to support high-impact entrepreneurship in Jordan. (www.endeavor.org)
Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship (QRCE) is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization which works towards improving national development and aims to be the region's cornerstone for technology commercialization and entrepreneurship advancement. During 2008, The QRCE was announced as a distinguished partner for the Cisco Entrepreneur Institute Initiative and started new programs to support “webpreneurs” – web entrepreneurs – such as the Google Award for the Best Online Business, in addition to the continuation of the Queen Rania Entrepreneurship Competition. (www.qrce.org)
Young Entrepreneurs’ Association was established in November 1998 as a non-governmental, non-profit organization. The membership-based YEA plays a leadership role in supporting young entrepreneurs in today’s increasingly competitive global market. YEA aims at supporting entrepreneurial opportunities through enhancing the entrepreneurial spirit, growing the number of entrepreneurs in Jordan, and improving the business environment. (www.yea.com.jo)