The focus of the week, which lasts from 12 to 18 November, and spans 100 countries will be on passing along practical help and advice to early start-ups and people considering launching their own business. The goal is to create a collaborative, local and practical week-long event that enables people to learn more about the wealth of support available to entrepreneurs in the UK.
"We're looking for as many people as possible to get involved and 'pass on' their best advice - whether through hosting an event or joining in the discussion via our social media channels," says Andrew Devenport, CEO of Youth Business International. "By working together to make a better environment for enterprise, we can help create businesses that will have a genuine, positive impact on the UK economy - helping generate income and employment for many years to come."
Global Entrepreneurship Week 2012 is hosted by Youth Business International and also supported by the National Youth Enterprise Working Group, which includes Virgin Media Pioneers, Nacue, UnLtd, the Institute of Directors, Shell Live Wire, and The Prince's Trust.
Global Entrepreneurship Week is a worldwide movement of entrepreneurial people. Last year, the event reached over 213,000 people and involved over 900 partner organisations in the UK alone.
Youth Business International was founded in 2000 by the Prince of Wales. It is a global network of independent non-profit initiatives helping young people start and grow their own business and create employment in eleven countries. Youth Business International supports under-served young entrepreneurs with a mix of training, access to capital, mentoring, and other business development services.