Intuit QuickBooks is very excited to participate in and celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week as part of the Futurepreneur Canada initiative.
From Nov. 14 through 20, 2016, Intuit and its partners aim to inspire self-starters, innovators, dreamers and problem solvers to create meaningful economic and humane change. This unique opportunity is of fundamental importance to Canada and its friends around the world.
Global Entrepreneurship Week, Explained
For one week each year, the entire world gathers to celebrate and foster entrepreneurship. Global Entrepreneurship Week arose out of a partnership between Enterprise Week U.K. and Entrepreneurship Week USA in 2008. Since that time, Global Entrepreneurship Week has expanded around the world and remains one of the signature international events on entrepreneurship each year.
Global Entrepreneurship Week is an enormous undertaking. In November 2016, Global Entrepreneurship Week expects to team with some 24,000 organizations to host more than 30,000 events in more than 125 countries. Millions of bright and energetic participants are expected to stream into network gathering events, teaching sessions, inspirational speaking tours, workshops and informational presentations.
In 2013 alone, Global Entrepreneurship Week speakers included 126 heads of state and ministers from nearly 70 countries. Global Entrepreneurship Week events were visited by many leading researchers, sociologists, economists, policymakers and business owners – each dedicated to creating a marriage between economic growth and human welfare.
Entrepreneurs Are More Important Than You Know
Entrepreneurs are a lot more than just the individuals behind business startups or young dreamers with a unique personality. The partners who celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week understand that real entrepreneurship is much broader, pervasive and important.
In a dynamic, global world, entrepreneurs include anyone who can peer into an uncertain future and notice opportunities to improve the human condition. In this sense, entrepreneurship is central to a well-functioning market economy, and it is also the essential ingredient for tackling the environmental and humanitarian challenges of the 21st century.
Global Entrepreneurship Week is at the forefront of fostering the entrepreneurial skills of everyday people who want to make a better life for themselves, their families, their communities and the entire planet.
How Intuit Is Celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week
Intuit has entered into some exciting partnerships with THRIVE, the SociaLIGHT Conference, Launch Academy and the DMZ at Ryerson University. Intuit will also publish daily content to help entrepreneurship inside and outside of Canada.
Intuit recognizes the immediate significance of fostering entrepreneurship to the local economy. Small business owners employ approximately 70% of the Canadian labour force, which means that the events taking place during Global Entrepreneurship Week are going to address the kinds of ideas, issues, innovations and struggles that all Canadians care about.
Visit Futurpreneur Canada’s Global Entrepreneurship Week website to learn how to host or attend an Futurepreneur Canada event, become a Global Entrepreneurship Week partner and spread the word for this vitally important cause.