Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Global Entrepreneurship Week Goes Full Steam Ahead in Kansas City

Attention all Kansas City startups, entrepreneurs, and developers! It’s time to celebrate something totally awesome—YOU! On November 8th, 2012 Global Entrepreneurship Week kicked off here in Kansas City.  The worldwide movement promises to be a week full of engaging events focused on celebrating the startup and entrepreneur culture and will culminate with Startup Weekend Kansas City on November 18, 2012.

In just five short years, Global Entrepreneurship Week has grown to include roughly 35,000 activities that will take place in over 129 countries, all in the course of one week. GEW is officially the world’s largest celebration of startups and entrepreneurs. Through its existence, Global Entrepreneurship Week has inspired nearly 20 million people, through 125,000 activities and it’s ever growing network of 24,000 partner organizations. The weeklong celebration is powered by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

With a total of 35 events taking place throughout Kansas City during GEW, there will be something for everyone. Think Big Partners is even getting in on the fun by hosting two fantastic events that are completely free with registration.  TBP’s first event is the ever-popular Startup Waffles. The second will be Microsoft Windows 8 Kansas City Bootcamp, which will provide attendees the opportunity to experience and learn how to build on Microsoft’s new flagship operating system, from Microsoft startup evangelist Taylor Cowan.  Attendees of the Windows 8 Bootcamp are eligible for a drawing where the lucky winner will get a brand new Microsoft Surface With Windows RT. Both events will take place on Friday, November 16.  

The week will culminate with the arrival of Startup Weekend KC, a global grassroots movement aimed towards educating and empowering entrepreneurs from all walks of life. The two-day event in itself will start on November, 16th at 5:00pm and will conclude on November 18th.  Attendees wanting to participate need to pay the $60.00 registration prior to the event.

So put on your startup pants, shirt and shoes, and don’t miss out on all the fun of celebrating the amazing culture that is entrepreneurship. A full list of events along with registration and location info is available here. If you find an event that you can’t wait for, be sure to register in advance as space can be limited!! 

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