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Startup weekend, up global, global startup battle

As the entrepreneurship movement continues to gain momentum, the second half of November shifts into high gear with a variety of ways to celebrate and get involved at the global, national, or local level.

Here is a roundup of what’s happening:

Nov 14–16 and Nov 21–23

Global Startup Battle (GSB) is a celebration of innovation that gives individuals, ideas, teams, and cities a unique chance at startup success on a global stage.

Since its debut in 2011 the UP Global program has continued to scale. This year, GSB will engage 25,000 people from more than 250 cities around the world. Occurring on either end of Global Entrepreneurship Week GSB features a range of interest tracks and prizes.


November 17–23

Started by the Kauffman Foundation, Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth, and expand human welfare.

Begun in 2007 with 18 host countries it has grown to over 140 countries today.


November, 2014

President Barack Obama Proclaimed November as National Entrepreneurship Month saying: “Across our Nation, in laboratories and around kitchen tables, passionate and creative entrepreneurs are developing new sources of clean energy, cures for life-threatening diseases, and inventions that will transform the way we see the world.  America has always been a country of risk takers and dreamers—where anyone who is willing to work hard can turn a good idea into a thriving business—and our spirit of ingenuity remains a powerful engine of growth, creating jobs and bolstering our economy.”


November 18th

As part of President Obama’s proclamation, National Entrepreneurs’ Day celebrates the entrepreneurs who are the foundation of the country. House Resolution 401 aims to make the third Tuesday of every November National Entrepreneurs’ Day. They hope to have a bipartisan Senate resolution introduced this year. If the Senate and House both approve resolutions, it will become an official U.S. holiday


November 19–21

Started in 2009 by President Barack Obama, GES 2014 will bring together over 3,000 entrepreneurs, heads of state, high level government officials, global entrepreneurs, SMEs and corporate leaders.


November 14–21

A week-long series of events around the city to celebrate our tech community and startup ecosystem.


Whether it’s supporting an initiative, following on twitter, attending an event, or starting a company, there are plenty of ways to get involved and celebrate.

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David Betz