Global Entrepreneurship Week 2017


“Every big business in this world was started by an entrepreneur — and small businesses are the ones creating the jobs, innovating and making life better for everybody.” – Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group.

From the 13th to the 19th of November, the School Enterprise Challenge community proudly celebrated Global Entrepreneurship Week 2017. Held each year, it is a celebration of the global network of individuals united by an interest in social entrepreneurship and positive change.

Why do we celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week?

The School Enterprise Challenge not only works to develop essential life-skills, but we also aim to make young people realise they are part of something much bigger: a global movement. All over the world, participants of the School Enterprise Challenge are members of a vibrant, international community of entrepreneurs championing new initiatives and bringing their ideas to life.

Therefore, international celebrations such as Global Entrepreneurship Week accompany our goal of nurturing the entrepreneurial drive amongst young people to enable them to become agents of change within their communities. In this way, we encourage young people to harness their potential to become the leaders and change-makers of tomorrow!

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This year, our global community of enterprising schools celebrated Global Entrepreneurship Week in style!


Want to find out more about Global Entrepreneurship Week?

Check out this fantastic video explaining what Global Entrepreneurship Week is all about and how it is celebrated around the world.

And, if you are interested in discovering more about global entrepreneurship in general, then this article is for you.

Last month, we looked at women and girls in entrepreneurship specifically. If you want to feel really inspired, make sure you read the stories of these four incredible women.


This article was written by our volunteer Bethany. She always likes hearing from schools taking part in the School Enterprise Challenge – you can get in touch with her by email at

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