GEW Switzerland is inspired by Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), a global and annual event dedicated to entrepreneurship, ecosystems and networking and matchmaking. In 2016, GEW took place in over 165 countries and filled about 10 million people with enthusiasm for innovative ideas, starting a business and generally entrepreneurship.

Background: The so-called Enterprise Week took place in 2004 in England. News about the success of this week spread across the world like wildfire. As a result, the first Global Entrepreneurship Week was organised in 2008 and initiated by the British organisation Enterprise UK as well as the American Kauffman Foundation.

Year by year, GEW grows and more countries and people participate in it.

7th edition of GEW Switzerland

In 2017, Swissparks organises GEW Switzerland for the seventh time. As communicating partner, they have partnered with the Berne-based be-advanced AG. It all started in 2011, when the numerous events in the context of GEW Switzerland all exclusively took place in the canton of Berne. However, in 2012, the event grew on a national scale: During one week, companies and organisations from the cantons of Berne, Geneva, Vaud, the Grisons, Zurich and St. Gallen offered exciting events, workshops and networking opportunities on a daily basis.

Would you like to be part of GEW Switzerland and contribute as a sponsor or benefit by promoting your event under the name of GEW Switzerland?

Send an e-mail to info@be-advanced.ch.

Additional regions and partners are wanted

Swissparks is looking forward to welcoming new partners which are keen on promoting entrepreneurship as well as startups in all of Switzerland. Would you like to join and publish your events?

International support

GEW is met with approval from politics and economics. On an international basis i.a. by the former British PM Gordon Brown, the United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the president of the French Republic Nicolas Sarkozy, Sir Richard Branson (founder of the Virgin Group) as well as by Michael Dell.