Leadership Team Selected for GEW Arizona 2020


Arizona Leadership Team Selected for
Global Entrepreneurship Week 2020

Phoenix, Arizona – Global Entrepreneurship Network announced a collection of individuals to serve as the lead organizers in the US to drive engagement in thousands of activities this November to help start and grow startups around the world. Known as Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW-2020), the large-scale campaign is active in 170 countries with roughly 9 million participants in 35,000 activities – ranging from small, casual meetups to massive events and competitions.  

Arizona Leadership Team

CJ Cornell of Propel Ventures was named the lead organizer for GEW-2020 in Arizona. The former ASU entrepreneurship professor, serial entrepreneur, investor and author will help plan the events and activities with Arizona’s entrepreneurial leaders, and coordinate with other national and international leaders participating in Global Entrepreneurship Week.

GEW-2020 events will showcase 5 unique sectors of Arizona’s entrepreneurial ecosystem – each led by an accomplished leader from Arizona’s business community:

  • Andrew Lombard of the Arizona Commerce Authority – will lead the efforts showcasing Arizona’s Economic Development & Ecosystem successes and strategies.
  • Jenny Poon of Cohoots – will lead the efforts showcasing Arizona’s Co-Working Ecosystem and Entrepreneurs.
  • Timothy Kelley of Grand Canyon University – will lead the efforts showcasing Arizona’s  robust University Entrepreneurship activities.
  • Rick Hall of Arizona State University – will lead the efforts showcasing Arizona’s Healthcare and Medtech ventures.
  • Tina Waddington of SEED SPOT- will lead the efforts showcasing Arizona’s Social entrepreneurship ventures, and efforts to promote inclusion.

“I’m honored to be working with some of the most knowledgeable, capable and respected leaders in Arizona’s entrepreneurship ecosystem,” said CJ Cornell, the Arizona lead for Global Entrepreneurship Week, “Together we’re planning an exciting week of events that will benefit Arizona’s entrepreneurs, while showing world how we support entrepreneurs and new companies.”

Global Entrepreneurship Week will be held November 16-22, with virtual and IRL (“in real life”) events and activities that will showcase entrepreneurs, mentors, and business leaders and connect them to opportunities, partners and kindred spirits all around the country and around the world.

“Each year, Global Entrepreneurship Week amplifies the great work being done to support entrepreneurs across the country while connecting them to more opportunities to start and scale in their own communities,” said Ellen Bateman, director for U.S. ecosystems at the Global Entrepreneurship Network.

Details on each GEW event, how to participate, and other opportunities for entrepreneurs and partners will be announced in the coming weeks. Meanwhile individuals or organizations interested learning more, or in getting involved, can visit www.gew-az.com or email: info@gew-az.com

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