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Students worldwide to unleash ideas for increasing the number of young entrepreneurs

Press Release   •   Nov 03, 2010 09:17 GMT

University students worldwide are invited to help increasing the number of young entrepreneurs, in a competition launched today by the Global Entrepreneurship Week and Studentcompetitions.com.  The Global Entrepreneurship Challenge is a competition where students are challenged to come up with new ideas on how to increase the number and impact of young entrepreneurs in their country

The students should describe their ideas in 300 words or less, for a chance to win a trip to Sweden and to present their idea at the entrepreneurship conference Startup Day, taking place in Stockholm in spring 2011. The finalists will determined by a public vote and an expert jury consisting of members from the organizers will select the winning contribution. The winner will be presented at Goodmorning 2020, Scandinavia’s largest entrepreneurship event, taking place in Stockholm on November 17 during the Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Announcing the launch of the Global Entrepreneurship Challenge, Gustav Borgefalk, co-founder of Studentcompetitions.com said: “Students have loads of great ideas but often little opportunity to make them heard. The Global Entrepreneurship Challenge is an invitation for students to give their view on what governments, companies or other actors should do to increase the number and impact of young entrepreneurs in the context of the country they live in.”

The Global Entrepreneurship Challenge is an official event of the Global Entrepreneurship Week, co-organized by the Kauffman Foundation and Enterprise UK. Last year, over seven million people from 88 countries including Brazil, the USA, Nigeria, China and Afghanistan took part in the second Global Entrepreneurship Week.

University students of any age, nationality, gender or discipline are invited to take part. Proposals are accepted until the deadline on November 15.

To enter the Global Entrepreneurship Challenge, students must sign in and post their contribution on www.globalentrepreneurshipchallenge.com . There will initially be a public vote from which ten finalists will be selected and then an expert jury will announce their decision at the Goodmorning 2020 conference, in Stockholm.

For more information and images, please contact:

Gustav Borgefalk, co-founder, Studentcompetitions.com
+46 70 5669170
gustav@studentcompetitions.com

Mark Marich, VP Communications at the Global Entrepreneurship Week
mmarich@unleashingideas.org

Notes to editors

Global Entrepreneurship Week (15-21 November 2010) is a worldwide movement of entrepreneurial people, and this year will highlight the crucial role that entrepreneurs and their ideas play in driving economic recovery in the UK and globally.

Almost 100 countries across the globe are signed up to take part, and millions of people will use the week to connect with their global counterparts, unleash their enterprising talents and turn their ideas into reality.

The week is co-founded by Enterprise UK, formally Make Your Mark, in the UK and the Kauffman Foundation in the US supported by the Department of Business Innovation & Skills. Last year, over seven million people from 88 countries including Brazil, the USA, Nigeria, China and Afghanistan took part in the second Global Entrepreneurship Week.

You can also find out more information about Global Entrepreneurship Week by visiting www.unleashingideas.org.


Studentcompetitons.com is the world’s largest website which connects students from any discipline to competitions. Studentcompetitions.com serves students from more than 190 countries and regions, top talents from every country who like to solve difficult problems and show their skills in competitions.

For students, Studentcompetitions.com provides a comprehensive database of all the world’s current competitions, news about deadlines, winners and upcoming competitions for. For companies, Universities and organizations, Studnetcompetitions.com offer marketing services for competitions and create competitions for open innovation-, idea generation- and recruitment purposes.

For more information please visit: www.studentcompetitions.com

Studentcompetitons.com is the world’s largest website which connects students from any discipline to competitions. Studentcompetitions.com serves students from more than 190 countries and regions, top talents from every country who like to solve difficult problems and show their skills in competitions.

For students, Studentcompetitions.com provides a comprehensive database of all the world’s current competitions, news about deadlines, winners and upcoming competitions for. For companies, Universities and organizations, Studnetcompetitions.com offer marketing services for competitions and create competitions for open innovation-, idea generation- and recruitment purposes.

For more information please visit: www.studentcompetitions.com