Entrepreneurship Week 2015

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2015

Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week is a worldwide event for entrepreneurs, startups and everybody who contemplates starting their own business, taking place 3rd week of November. In 2014, the Global Entrepreneurship Week attracted 8 million participants from 150 countries all over the world. This year, the Czech Republic will be hosting this event for the third time.

Stop waiting and launch your own business

Get inspired by stories of global success

Make your business visible

Get the know-how of the best

Use the unique opportunity to connect with other entrepreneurs and start-uppers

Take part in networking events, conferences, lectures, workshops, business meeting, seminars or trade fairs all over the Czech Republic.

Global Entrepreneurship Week Program

The 2014 Entrepreneurship Week globally

150 countries
25000 events
8000000 participants

The 2014 Entrepreneurship Week in CR

33 partners 86 events
3000 participants
Global Entrepreneurship Week 2015

GEW 2015 EVENTS

Events will continue to be published. Watch our Facebook.

PRESENT YOUR PROJECT AT PITCH DAY START IT UP! 2015

Come and enlist your project for a chance to win the first place in PITCH DAY START IT UP! 2015 (www.start-it-up.cz).

The START IT UP! foundation is organizing the event (www.start-it-up.cz) and we are hereby announcing two extra available spots. There are two wild cards available for projects that have not been nominated. Do not miss the opportunity and present your project to us.

The START IT UP! foundation nominated TOP 100 startups from the whole of the Czech republic. Expert commission will choose the best 10 of them to be presented at the Pitch Day.

Should you want your project to join the TOP 10, send a short description to info@start-it-up.cz, naming the core benefits it brings and explaining why it should be presented during the Pitch Day. If you have one, please include your website info.

All the TOP 12 startup projects will be competing further on the following day, 19th November 2015 during the GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK SUMMIT 2015 to see who gets the audience award.

Pitch Day submission deadline: 13th November 2015

  • Faculty of Business Administration, VŠE (room RB 438)
  • 1.30 pm

Lean (Startup) Breakfast

The event is aimed (not only) at starting entrepreneurs and students.

Students will try the method of Lean canvas and to check a business model.

Speaker:

Students to students

Come and see the success stories of students and graduates who have already started their own business. They will share their experience and tell you why you should not be afraid to be an entrepreneur, where to start and what not to do. The event is organized by the Student union of the University of Economy in Prague. For more details go to www.usvse.cz.

  • Prague, University of Economics, Room RB212
  • 7.45 pm

How to succeed in business (České Budějovice)

Regional seminars entitled “How to succeed in business?” aim to bring an overview of financing possibilities to students or small and emerging businesses, as well as to bring tips to make their business operation more effective. Meetings facilitate cooperation between local businesses and regional administration.

  • České Budějovice
  • TBD

How to succeed in business (Brno)

Regional seminars entitled “How to succeed in business?” aim to bring an overview of financing possibilities to students or small and emerging businesses, as well as to bring tips to make their business operation more effective. Meetings facilitate cooperation between local businesses and regional administration.

  • Brno
  • TBD

Global Entrepreneurship Week Summit: From Survivors to Winners

Global Entrepreneurship Week Summit presents promising companies and startups and top business experts from the Czech Republic. The aim of the one-day summit is to create space for active experience sharing and networking. The event offers 20 workshops and presentations to facilitate successful business development to all participants. Well known international and domestic speakers will address the conference audience and share their experience. Three fairs will accompany the day: Business Fair presenting dozens of businesses and startups, Art Meets Business supporting artists and graphic designers and Business Support Fair for organizations that support businesses through consulting, mentoring, providing affordable spaces and investment during the initial periods. More than 100 businesses and organizations will present their activities during the summit. Winners of the Most Promising Czech Business or Startup will be announced during the closing dinner.

More info on GEW Summit

Idea of the Year: Founders’ Talk

Speakers:

Moderator: Vojta Bednář, Tyinternety.cz

How the life changed for the winners of Idea of the Year. Short presentation of each guest and panel discussion.

  • NODE5, Praha
  • 15:00-17:00

Pitchni svůj Startup

Do you have a project running already or are you just attracted to the startup world? Come and show us your idea. Selected projects will be given the opportunity to be presented in front of vintage investors, who will evaluate your idea as the professionals they are. The best ones will be awarded. This event is open for public. If you want to present your own project, fill in and submit the form found at www.usvse.cz. The event is moderated by Lukáš Hrdlička and it is organized by the Student union of the University of Economy in Prague.

Jury: Jaroslav Trojan, Martin Kešner, Michl Zálešák, Dušan Zábrodský, Bronislav Gordan

Final party GEW 2015

The Global Entrepreneurship Week 2015 party is open to all participants, speakers and supporters of the event.

  • NODE5, Praha
  • from 19:00

Money, Power, and a Legacy: Successfully Transitioning From an Entrepreneurial Venture

Principals from Butcher Capital will discuss different types of buyers, factors to consider in stepping away from daily operations, and how to assess the value proposed by potential buyers.

More information

  • Butcher Capital, Opletalova 26
  • 17:00-18:00

Panel Discussion - Entrepreneurship & Women

The Rise of Female Entrepreneurs in the CR

Tamar Newberger will open this panel, which will focus on the rise of female entrepreneurs in the Czech Republic, how women can overcome barriers to entrepreneurship, where women can look for business networks and support, and models of success. The panel will include a number of leading women in the entrepreneurship field. In Czech, with English-to-Czech translation.

  • Opening Remarks - Tamar Newberger
  • Lenka Stastna - Business and Professional Women Prague
  • Petra Kubalkova - Women Up, Cats2Cats
  • Jitka Schmiedova - moderator, Ceska sporitelna
  • Marie Petrovova - Osvobozena domácnost
  • Dita Prikrylova - Founder of Czechitas, IT education for women
  • American Center, Tržiště 13, Praha
  • 10:30-12:00

Speaker: Starting a Startup

U.S. Entrepreneur Ajit D’Sa, founder of Bandize, AjitCo and Tidbits, as well as Principal with TRNSFR and HealCodes, will speak about his experience as a software engineer with IBM and other technology firms and how he made the leap from the corporate world to the start-up world. He will discuss his background, business plans, financing and his current working developing platforms for start-ups in technology hot-spots around the USA. In English.

  • American Center, Tržiště 13, Praha
  • 12:30-13:30

Panel Discussion - Financing Start-ups in the Czech Republic

Representatives from crowdfunding, private equity and government will discuss where to look for funding when you have a business idea and what they look for. In English.

  • Roman Šiser - Technology Agency of Czech Republic, moderator
  • Aleš Burger- founder and CEO, Hithit.cz - crowdfunding as source of start-up financing, hunting for good entrepreneurial ideas
  • Lukáš Kovanda - Chief Economist, Roklen finance, Fundlift equity crowdfunding portal – funder’s Perspective
  • Lenka Kučerová (TBC) - CzechInvest, public funding for start-ups
  • American Center, Tržiště 13, Praha
  • 14:00-15:00

Speaker: Transition - Startup NGO to Startup LLC

American entrepreneur and Director of reSITE, Martin Barry, will discuss his experience in forming an NGO and leading a successful forum, now diversifying into an innovative startup in the Czech Republic. In English.

Also simultaneously, for a pre-selected university group that will come to the AC:

Speaker via Google Hangouts: Live DVC at the American Center with David Hochman Head of the Business Incubator Association of New York

Audience are pre-selected Czech universities. Possible simultaneous feed with American Point Pilsen. In English.

  • American Center, Tržiště 13, Praha
  • 15:00-15:45

How to succeed in business (Ostrava)

Regional seminars entitled “How to succeed in business?” aim to bring an overview of financing possibilities to students or small and emerging businesses, as well as to bring tips to make their business operation more effective. Meetings facilitate cooperation between local businesses and regional administration.

Global Entrepreneurship Week Summit: From Survivors to Winners

The biggest event of the Global Entrepreneurship Week

Get more info here

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GET REWARDED FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTION

Do you have a business? Or a startup? Help ten Czech entrepreneurs fulfill their business dreams through scholarships at the first Global Entrepreneurship Week Summit and be there with them. More details

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PATRONS

David Semerad, CEO STRP
From my own experience I know that being successful abroad doesn’t come without a lot of hard work. The Global Entrepreneurship Week presents a great opportunity to develop yourself, to learn a few tips and tricks from more experienced businesses and to move your own business closer to international market.

David Semerád

CEO STRV

I see the the Global Entrepreneurship week as one of the most inspiring events for emerging entrepreneurs in the Czech republic. On the space of a few days you get to learn about everything that is the business scene today – startups, success stories, best practices for conquering both the Czech and global market and new and traditional field that are trending. Everybody who sees their opportunity in business should attend!

Liliana Berezkinová

Chairman of the Board & Director Sales and Business Development, Nanopharma

Liliana Berezkinová, Nanopharma
Liliana Berezkinová, Nanopharma
I see the the Global Entrepreneurship week as one of the most inspiring events for emerging entrepreneurs in the Czech republic. On the space of a few days you get to learn about everything that is the business scene today – startups, success stories, best practices for conquering both the Czech and global market and new and traditional field that are trending. Everybody who sees their opportunity in business should attend!

Liliana Berezkinová

Chairman of the Board & Director Sales and Business Development, Nanopharma

Andrej Kiska
Startups from the Central Europe region often have excellent products, but lack ambitions and abilites to sell them efficiently. There are only a few opportunities here, where entrepreneurs can get relevant know-how and inspiration, which is why I recommend the Global Enterpreneurship Week to everyone, who is serious with their entrepreneurship!

Andrej Kiska

Partner Credo Ventures

...because it's all about the people.

Ira Saul Rubenstein

Global Financier

Ira
Ira
...because it's all about the people.

Ira Saul Rubenstein

Global Financier

Petr Skoda
Enterpreneurship is an important growth factor of every economics. Global Enterpreneurship Week is an event with long tradition, where you can get inspiration, energy and experience for starting your own business. I believe that many of this year's participants will succeed not only locally, but also globally!

Petr Škoda

KPMG Czech Republic

"I appreciate taking part at the important event of the "Global Entrepreneurship Week Event", I will be happy to share our vast experience in Israel in this very important Segment of High Tech Startups, Venture Capital Funds, High Tech Parks, High Tech Incubators and related acceleration Financial Tools, thus contributing to the Czech Government and Private Sector efforts and initiation to explore the huge opportunities in this Segment, I have no doubt that this activity in the Czech republic , will foster joint projects in R&D, Startup activities, Joint Venture capital Funds activities, and related issues between the Czech Government and Private Entrepreneurs and their counterparts in Israel, I wish much success to "ELAI", the organizers and spirit beyond this very important event ".

Jacob Fass

Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist and Startups Expert

Jacob Fass
Jacob Fass
"I appreciate taking part at the important event of the "Global Entrepreneurship Week Event", I will be happy to share our vast experience in Israel in this very important Segment of High Tech Startups, Venture Capital Funds, High Tech Parks, High Tech Incubators and related acceleration Financial Tools, thus contributing to the Czech Government and Private Sector efforts and initiation to explore the huge opportunities in this Segment, I have no doubt that this activity in the Czech republic , will foster joint projects in R&D, Startup activities, Joint Venture capital Funds activities, and related issues between the Czech Government and Private Entrepreneurs and their counterparts in Israel, I wish much success to "ELAI", the organizers and spirit beyond this very important event ".

Jacob Fass

Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist and Startups Expert

Tatana le Moigne
Running your own business means to have a vision, to have the courage to take risk and be able to constantly develop yourself. It means to have an ambition to be better than your domestic and international competition. I wish this country to keep the entrepreneurship spirit flourishing and I hope we will be keen to get medals not only in sports, but also in business, science and NGO sector. Those are the areas where the spirit of entrepreneurship is most needed.

Taťána le Moigne

Country director Google Czech Republic & Slovakia

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Global Entrepreneurship Week 2015

THE TEAM

Global Entrepreneurship Week – Czech Republic is
organized by European Leadership & Academic Institute (ELAI)

Commander in Chief

Lukáš Sedláček

Executive Director

sedlacek@elai.cz

1st Lieutenant

Johana Vamberská

Academic Director

vamberska@elai.cz

Sergeant of planning

Tomáš Bouška

Project Manager

bouska@elai.cz

Planning Officer

Teresa Caklová

Event Manager

caklova@elai.cz

Training Officer

Michaela Lobkowicz

Head of Learning & Leadership Development

lobkowicz@elai.cz

Supply Officer

Petra Vulterýnová

Office Manager

vulterynova@elai.cz

Flag Designer

Andrea Houšková

Graphic designer

info@elai.cz

Sergeant of Planning

Alena Šmídová

Project Coordinator

smidova@elai.cz

Sergeant of Planning

Ondřej Pekáček

Project Coordinator

pekacek@elai.cz

Recruit

Marcela Vostřáková

Project & Training Coordinator

vostrakova@elai.cz

Sergeant of Planning

Andrea Šalková

Project Coordinator

asalkova@elai.cz

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2015

PARTNERS

Thank you to all our partners for their support

Organizer for the Czech Republic
Gold partner
Silver partner
Bronze partner
Main Media partner
Media partner
Product partner
Expert partner
Global Entrepreneurship Week 2015

AUSPICES

  • záštita

    Záštita hlavního města Prahy

  • záštita

    Záštita Ministerstva průmyslu a obchodu

  • zastita

    Záštita premiéra České republiky

  • záštita

    Záštita ministra financí Ing. Andreje Babiše

  • záštita

    Záštita ministryně práce a sociálních věcí Mgr. Michaely Marksové

  • záštita

    Záštita místopředsedy vlády pro vědu, výzkum a inovaci

  • záštita

    Záštita Ministerstva školství, mládeže a tělovýchovy

  • záštita

    Záštita starosty Městské části Praha 1

  • záštita

    Záštita primátora statutárního města Brna

  • záštita

    Záštita primátora statutárního města České Budějovice

  • záštita

    Záštita primátora statutárního města Ostravy