GEW Sudan 2016 Grows to Inspire, Educate More Entrepreneurs

GEW Sudan 2016 Grows to Inspire, Educate More Entrepreneurs

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By: ASSGAD ZAROUG The entrepreneurship ecosystem in Sudan has had its ups and downs over the years, and the entrepreneurial activity wasn't meeting the desire of most of Sudanese entrepreneurs – it was significantly isolated from the global entrepreneurship movement. But in 2014, a small group of active and very dedicated young Sudanese, broke the silence and introduced Sudan to the world, through the largest entrepreneurship network, by organizing the first Global Entrepreneurship Week in Sudan. Although it was humble start, with very few activities and partners, it activated the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Sudan, and GEW Sudan was nominated for the Rookie of the Year Award by GEW Global in Italy during the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Congress. The effect showed in 2015, when GEW Sudan witnessed a remarkable leap – GEW…
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GEW Highlights From Around the World

GEW Highlights From Around the World

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By: BUKE CUHADAR As an expected 10 million people participated in Global Entrepreneurship Week in 165 countries this November, hosts, event partners and participants around the world celebrated the entrepreneurial spirit and strengthened the entrepreneurial ecosystem in their communities. Here a few highlights from El Salvador, Kosovo, Cape Verde, Libya, Sudan and Sri Lanka. El Salvador In El Salvador, where the Salvadoran Foundation for Economic and Social Development (Fusades) through its Technology Innovation Program (Proinnova), has been the GEW host organization since 2010, celebrations included 45 events with the participation of 42 partner organizations. Fusades is an independent think-tank and development organization, committed to the progress and welfare of all Salvadorans. In the past six years, Fusades facilitated the participation of more than 6,000 entrepreneurs in various activities throughout the country.…
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WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS TOOK OVER THE RING IN SUDAN

WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS TOOK OVER THE RING IN SUDAN

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By: getinthering.co On November 15th Premier ABC venue in Khartoum was about to be rocked as Sudanese startups put the gloves on, ready to battle.  The event promised to be amazing with a mix of more than 300 corporates, startups and visitors coming to see the hottest Sudanese solutions. After a 2-day boot camp, 10  startups were selected to pitch in the ring. It was an amazing opportunity for the Sudanese startups to battle their ideas against each other and to receive an expert feedback from the Champion jury. This year was comprised of professionals from different spheres like Ahmed Sufian (Techstars), Badr (GIAD), Ali Amin (Bank of Khartoum); Omer Omerabi, (EBS); Magdi Taha (Zain). THE WINNERS Women seemed to take over the ring in the first couple of rounds. It…
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Global Entrepreneurship Week 2016 Makes Impact in Countries Around the World

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2016 Makes Impact in Countries Around the World

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By: JESSICA WRAY As Global Entrepreneurship Week continues to grow in local communities around the world – and expand to new countries – the impact of the week-long celebration is illustrated in the millions of people who take part in activities and the strengthening of the global entrepreneurial ecosystem each year. In the more than 30,000 events and activities held simultaneously around the world, many focused on the featured GEW 2016 themes for the year’s campaigns, including Cities, Youth, Women, Investors and Scale-Ups. In Sudan, through one GEW event included “Startup Juniors,” an event where students had the chance to experience hands-on the world of business and business creation. The event aimed to change students’ perspectives on how they can manage their lives and create jobs to support themselves, their…
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