Entrepreneurship – Global Startup Week


The first time I heard the word “Entrepreneur”, it was said by a fairly older gentleman, who frantically walked on the stage, waved his arms about and kept saying the word like it was a sort of mantra. We all laughed, my friends and I. Frankly, we never had the intention of paying attention that morning.We just found him to be someone we could point our fingers and laugh at. That was 12 years ago and I didn’t know it back then, but astoundingly, I find myself in a similar position the man on the stage was in. Figuratively, I find myself trying to convince a sceptical audience of the concept of a start up or an idea, and figuratively, the criticisms and questioning feels like the audience pointing a finger and laughing at me.

I suppose I can finally understand what the old man was on about. The feeling of bringing an idea to life is an exciting prospect. It’s a promise of a dream you can provide yourself with and an intangible sense of purpose that is finally, potentially, attainable. But beyond all the ‘fairy-tales’ and ‘lofty ideals’, start-ups aren’t a very novel concept obviously. The fruition of our imagination and our ideas is one of the fundamental characteristics of our species. The man who invented the wheel, the first farmer and the first carpenter could all be considered entrepreneurs. Being entrepreneurs is who we are. We are living in a wonderful time, full of challenges that need to be addressed and full of problems waiting for ingenious solutions. While the industrial revolution and the software bubble were the great start-up generators of our recent history, never in our collective memories as a society, have we faced the scale of challenges we face today, challenges that have the potential to affect every single person’s life. As potential entrepreneurs we are the answer to these challenges.

At the Global Start-up Week, we will provide entrepreneurs with every resource they need, expose them to ideas from across the world, have veterans put their ideas to the test and eventually select the team that may have the answer to questions we may not have even thought of yet.

As a potential entrepreneur, you will have everything you require to leave your mark on this world. All you need to do is use your imagination.

– Anirudh Valluri.

Startup Weekend Hyderabad (GlobalStartupBattle) will be held on 20th – 22nd of November, 2015 at T-Hub, Gachibowli. To participate, please register at www.swhyd.co.in

Semana Global de Emprendimiento – A tu alcance

Cada año durante una semana en noviembre (del 16 al 20 en 2014) se movilizan miles de personas en torno al emprendimiento a través de eventos y actividades que tienen como objetivo inspirar individuos y fortalecer una cultura emprendedora.

La Semana Global del Emprendimiento o GEW (por sus siglas en Inglés) es promovida por Kauffman Foundation y Unleash Ideas involucrando en más de 150 países, estudiantes, emprendedores, colaboradores, empresarios, mentores e inversionistas.

¿Qué busca la GEW?

Impulsar el Emprendimiento como una fuerza de desarrollo a través de actividades que inspiren, conecten e informen a todos los actores del ecosistema emprendedor.

¿Cómo puedo participar en la GEW?

UP Global realiza más de 250 programas en el marco de la GEW con su iniciativa Global Startup Battle, durante los fines de semana previo y posterior a esta semana. En Latino América se llevarán a cabo Startup Weekends en más de 30 ciudades.

Participants at the 2013 Startup Weekend Maker Edition
Participants at the 2013 Startup Weekend Maker Edition

Únete a tu ecosistema de emprendimiento a través de estos eventos en tu ciudad y crea oportunidades dentro de tu comunidad para impactar a la sociedad.

Si quieres saber más de la semana global de emprendimiento en tu país, ingresa en: gew.co. Allí encontrarás información de los eventos en los que puedes participar.

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