Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) Wilmington

15novAll Day16Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) Wilmington

Event Details

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) Wilmington is a celebration of entrepreneurship in the greater Wilmington region. It highlights some of the best of what is great about our entrepreneurs.

GEW Wilmington is part of global GEW. GEW is an international celebration of entrepreneurship with 180+ countries and 10 million people participating. Learn more about the global program here.

Check out the below programs, and we hope to see you there! All are welcome. The events listed below range from the statewide Ecosystem Summit organized by NC IDEA in Winston-Salem to regional events that occur in Wilmington, on campus at UNCW, and Leland.

  • Nov 14-15 – NC IDEA Ecosystem Summit, Winston-Salem 
  • Nov 15 – UNCW Rocket Pitch Competition: UNCW student entrepreneurs will pitch business ideas for cash. – Details coming soon!
  • Nov 16 – UNCW Entrepreneur Day: Connecting thousands of students to successful entrepreneurs in one day.
  • Nov 16 9 a.m. – 1 Million Cups WilmingtonHear from entrepreneurs about their startups and provide connections and suggestions that can help.
  • Nov 17 – Mentor Madness – 8:00-10:30 a.m. at CIE: A face-paced, caffeinated speedmentoring program to connect startup and scaleup entrepreneurs with expert advisors.
  • Nov 18 noon-1:30 – First Inventor’s Lunch and NAI Introduction at CIE (by invitation only)
  • Nov 18 – Cucalorus 10×10: Matching 10 filmmakers and 10 entrepreneurs in one crazy week. The 10 films will debut on Friday, November 18 at Thalian Hall during the Cucalorus Film Festival.



november 15 (Tuesday) - 16 (Wednesday)(GMT-05:00)