A celebration of entrepreneurship in Rochester, MN

Join us November 13-17, 2017

Global Entrepreneurship Week Rochester is an excellent chance to interact with startups and business leaders across Southern Minnesota. Find out more about our emerging startup culture as well as many opportunities for you to participate.


Global Entrepreneurship Week is a week-long celebration of entrepreneurship worldwide.

Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth, and expand human welfare. 

During one week each November, GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators. These activities, from large-scale competitions and events to intimate networking gatherings, connect participants to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors—introducing them to new possibilities and exciting opportunities in cities all around the globe. 

GEW is more than just an awareness campaign. It is a platform for connection and collaboration—engaging all players along the entrepreneurship spectrum in strengthening ecosystems around the world.

Learn more at GEW USA or GEW Global.

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Honoring the Past and Embracing the Future

This year, Rochester GEW wants to honor past entrepreneurs that have helped to build our community as well as highlight and inspire our new entrepreneurs.


Join the conversation on Twitter:  #gewroch  #gew2017


You can help.

Become a GEW Rochester supporter and help stregthen the future of entrepreneurship in Rochester.

There are many ways you can help:

  • Sponsor an event
  • Provide space for an event
  • Mention GEW 2016 at other events
  • Tell your friends
  • Distribute flyers

Most importantly, attend as many events as you can!

If you are interested in helping out, please contact Jamie Sundsbak:


Thanks to our amazing sponsors for promoting and supporting entrepreneurship in Southern Minnesota.

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