Global Entrepreneurship Week 2017 promotes Job Creation throughout Georgia (November 9)

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2017 promotes Job Creation throughout Georgia (November 9)

The U.S. Embassy and partner organizations will promote innovation and entrepreneurship November 12-18 within the framework of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2017.  This year’s theme, Women First, Prosperity for All, highlights the importance of women-led businesses and female-friendly working environments.  The U.S. Embassy will launch a year-long business mentorship program for women and men from all regions of Georgia to develop business skills.  American entrepreneur Betsy Fore, known for her work with Hasbro and Mattel, will also run a series of workshops and lectures in Tbilisi, Batumi, Khashuri, Marneuli and Akhmeta, focusing on product development, marketing, branding, intellectual property.

11/ 12              Launch of the U.S. Embassy’s business mentorship program

Tech Park of Georgia, 19:00 by invitation only, contact the Embassy for details.

11/13               An Underdog Story: Growing up in the countryside, tinkering in the garage and dreaming BIG! Lecture and workshop for new business owners with Betsy Fore

BOG Bank HQ, 29a Gagarin Str., 19:00

11/14               Funding your startup- panel discussion

Geolab (Georgian American University). Merab Aleksidze str. 10

Time : 19:00-21:00

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11/15               Female Entrepreneurs  – panel discussion of challenges and successes

Geolab (Georgian American University), Merab Aleksidze 10

Time : 19:00- 21:00

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11/16               Social Entrepreneurship- Successes, Failures, and Case studies

Europe Fund, Kavsadze str.N3, second floor

Time: 19:00-21:00

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11/17               Startup Grind – Beyond Bitcoin: Digital Currency Trading Comes to Georgia!

American entrepreneur Andrew Thornhill talks about the role of Spotcoin trading platform in the future of digital finance, and why he’s making the home for his company here in Georgia. Please register in advance.

The Venture Elevator, 7 BambisRigi

Time: 19:30

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11/18               Job Fair – for those seeking employment and internships

Meet employers and participate in workshops and lectures from consultants and managers

Holiday Inn Tbilisi

Time: 12:00-15:00


STEM Academy – a one-day San Diego State University-Georgia student-led workshop and interactive discussion for 11th and 12th grade students interested in study and careers in chemistry and biochemistry

Tech Park of Georgia

Time: 10:00-18:00

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Regional Events

American innovator and entrepreneur Betsy Fore will share her success stories and hold workshops on marketing and branding. Betsy has a decade of experience as an inventor, working with Mattel, Hasbro, and UK’s Moshi Monsters where she created over 40 million dollars in revenue. Betsy has invented over 100 products and advises a number of hardware startups as well as UNICEF Wearables for Good initiative.

11/14   Batumi American Corner, 21, Vazha Pshavela Street,

Workshop for business owners 15:30, workshop for students 17:00

11/15   Khashuri American Corner

Workshop for entrepreneurs 15:00, workshop for students 16:00

11/16   Akhmeta school #2, workshop for students 14:00

11/17   Marneuli Youth Center, workshop for students 15:00

Global Entrepreneurship Week partners include the Georgian Agency for Innovation and Technology, the Innovation Support Fund, the Georgian Entrepreneurs Association, Bank of Georgia, the European Alumni Association, of Georgia, JSC Crystal Microfinance, and San Diego State University – Georgia.

Created in 2008, Global Entrepreneurship Week is an annual weeklong series of events and workshops designed to inspire entrepreneurship and innovation in more than 100 countries and 370 universities. Global Entrepreneurship Week was founded by American entrepreneur and humanitarian Ewing Kauffman. 28-30 November, entrepreneurs from Georgia and around the world will participate in the U.S. government-sponsored Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad, India.

For more information, please contact