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12 Nov 2018

Global Entrepreneurship Week to open in Belarus on 12 November

Global Entrepreneurship Week to open in Belarus on 12 November

MINSK, 12 November (BelTA) – The Global Entrepreneurship Week will kick off in Belarus on 12 November, BelTA has learned.

The centerpiece of the event will be the country’s first exhibition-forum of innovative companies and startups GEW Belarus that will take place at the BelExpo exhibition center on 13-14 November. The forum will bring together entrepreneurs and government officials who will be able to share best practices, outline development strategies, forge new contacts and get new experience.

The Belbiz Battle startup competition 2018 will be held on 13 November with support of the British Embassy in Belarus. The event will be useful for companies working in the real economic sector, infrastructure developers and a new generation of entrepreneurs. Belbiz Battle provides an excellent opportunity to put forward ideas at a national level, draw new customers and get access to European business accelerators. This year five best teams will be selected. The winning teams will go to London where they will be introduced to international investors.

The program of the forum features an event for children and teenagers – AdVenture business conference. It is scheduled for 14 November.

This year entrepreneurs will be able to present their services or products in a custom-made pavilion. This opportunity will be available to all companies focused on technology and innovation, but priority will be given to startups.

The Global Entrepreneurship Week is an annual global event aimed at finding new ideas for entrepreneurship. The event takes place in 170 countries. In 2018 the Global Entrepreneurship Week will draw over 15,000 partner organizations around the world under the auspices of Kauffman Foundation. This event has been held in Belarus since 2011. Its official representative is the BEL.BIZ Center of Business Communication. Its partners are the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Development Bank of Belarus, the Economy Ministry, the International Finance Corporation and the British Embassy. The event will be supported by the Council of Ministers of Belarus.

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