About GEW

Global Entrepreneurship Week is an international movement, powered by the Global Entrepreneurship Network with support from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, dedicated to making it possible for anyone, anywhere to start and scale a company.

GEW is a massive campaign to celebrate and empower entrepreneurs in 180 countries and communities around the world – especially those individuals who face structural barriers or may have never considered the idea of launching their own startup. Each November, 10 million people take part in tens of thousands of activities, competitions, and events that inspire them to act and provide them with the knowledge, experience, and connections they need to succeed, as well as connecting them to potential collaborators, mentors, and even investors.

This year, GEW will be held November 8-12, 2021.

Stephen M.R. Covey

This Year's Featured Guest:
Stephen M.R. Covey

Stephen M. R. Covey is a New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The SPEED of Trust—The One Thing That Changes Everything. He is the former CEO of Covey Leadership Center, which, under his stewardship, became the largest leadership development company in the world. Stephen personally led the strategy that propelled his father’s book, Dr. Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, to become one of the two most influential business books of the 20th Century, according to CEO Magazine.

Stephen will speak during the Thursday (November 11) GEW event at the WT Enterprise Center.  More details to come!

Daily GEW Events


Coffee with the Chamber
Join us for a panel discussion with city & state leaders regarding legislation affecting Amarillo entrepreneurs. *Sponsored by the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce.

8:30-10:30 a.m.
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Coming Up With Capital:
How to Fund Your Business
Discover the best ways to fund your business, through traditional and alternative funding options. Lunch Provided. *Sponsored by Communities Unlimited.

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
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Preparing Entrepreneurs Through Career Accelerator Programs
Updates on the status & vision for the new Innovation Outpost and their Career Accelerator programs. *Sponsored by Amarillo College & the Innovation Outpost.

3-4 p.m.
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Stephen M.R. Covey – “Speed of Trust”
New York Times & Wall Street Journal bestselling author talks about how trust is the most critical component of a successful leader & organization. *Sponsored by the WT Enterprise Center.

5:30-7 p.m.
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Women in Small Business Leadership Awards
Recognizing the incredible efforts and innovation from women small business owners. *Sponsored by America’s SBDC & WTAMU’s Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business.

10:30-11:30 a.m.
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Community Happy Hour
Help us close out the week of celebration with a community happy hour. *Sponsored by WTEC’s Revolution at 800.

3:30-5 p.m.
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Our GEW Partners

WT College of Business

WTAMU Paul & Virginia Engler College of Business

America's SBDC (WTAMU)

America's SBDC (WTAMU)

Amarillo Chamber

Amarillo Chamber of Commerce

Innovation Outpost

Innovation Outpost

Communities Unlimited

Communities Unlimited