Oli Barrett is back from a whistle-stop tour of the world, invigorating the great and the good with enthusiasm for Global Entrepreneurship week. (I am very proud and showy offy about knowing Oli). Here is his very entertaining blog about his trip http://unleashingideas.org/blog/
When is Global Entrepreneurship week?
November 17 – 23, 2008
What is Global Entrepreneurship week?
Countries all around the world are joining together to carry the banner of Global Entrepreneurship Week, an initiative aimed at young people everywhere. During the week of November 17 – 23, 2008, partner organizations will conduct a range of activities – from simple speeches to comprehensive competitions – designed to inspire, connect, inform, mentor and engage the next generation of entrepreneurs.
The Week is a worldwide initiative that is linking all those willing to embrace it. Host organizations in each participating country are recruiting partners and coordinating related activities. The exact type of these activities, whether online or face-to-face, is limited only by the imaginations of the partners and the participants. And while a list of suggested activities such as invention competitions, entrepreneurship film festivals, networking events, school-based activities, and local entrepreneurship summits – will be available on the website, the actual activities conducted by partners will vary greatly.
What I think
I think that this is exciting, WAY too big for a website, even the static one now trying to explain what is planned is too big for me to comprehend. It is one of those ‘happenings’ that should just be ‘unleashed’ as they so rightly put it, and then people look at how to communicate what has been learned and what has come out of it.
I would like to see the output as streams of information aimed at global sectors: government, IT, entrepreneurs, private corporations, dog breeders… whatever; so that I can come back and choose a category that interests me, and then see what has happened, or been discussed – globally – within my area/s of interest. (I secretly really hope they do this :))
Anyhoo, if you want to get involved, do – otherwise, like me, let’s wait and see what happens.
Exciting stuff, not to be ignored.