Global Entrepreneurship Week

Save the Date - November 18 - 24, 2024

Hosted by the Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) Penn State cultivates town and gown relationships by celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit across Commonwealth campus communities. GEW Penn State takes place every November and features virtual presentations, workshops, and networking opportunities geared specifically to entrepreneurs, local startups, and innovators.



connected in-person and virtually at GEW 2023


participated across PA at GEW 2023


occurred across PA during GEW 2023

Local Event Fulfilling International Vision

The Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) oversees the international vision for Global Entrepreneurship Week that brings together 10 million people across 180 countries. For the past 13 years, GEW Penn State has deployed resources across the region to serve local entrepreneurs, change makers, and innovators.

GEW Penn State is one of the largest events of Global Entrepreneurship Week, which celebrates the successes and impact of entrepreneurs in an effort to help break down cultural barriers and reach new audiences.

Entrepreneurial Resources Available Year-Round

GEW Penn State’s substantial growth since its inception is due in no small part to the support of partners within the University and local communities across Pennsylvania. These campus and community organizations work year-round  and offer a wide variety of resources to help turn innovative ideas into viable businesses.

GEW Penn State partner organizations provide unique opportunities including free professional resources, mentoring, and workspaces that foster networking within the entrepreneurial community 24/7/365.