Global Entrepreneurship Week North Texas returns Nov. 13-20

This annual event gives residents a chance to get to know North Texas’ local community of innovators, while also providing aspiring entrepreneurs with a variety of informative sessions and networking opportunities. Participants can take part in-person and virtually.

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) returns Sunday, Nov. 13 through Sunday, Nov. 20.

This popular event offers a variety of workshops, panel discussions, informational sessions and networking events that showcase North Texas’ entrepreneurship community while also engaging with larger industry trends.

In 2021, Fort Worth’s Global Entrepreneurship Week celebration was the largest of its kind in the United States. A total of 4,717 people attended 135 sessions across both in-person and virtual events.

This year’s event is also expanding beyond Fort Worth to highlight the larger North Texas region, including cities in Tarrant, Dallas, Denton, and Collin counties. While all sessions are available in-person, there are also a variety of ways to participate online via HopIn.

A complete list of GEW events is currently available online on the GEW North Texas website.

Fort Worth highlights

While there are plenty of sessions highlighting people and programs from all over North Texas, this annual event also showcases many of Fort Worth’s entrepreneurs and supporting organizations within the local ecosystem.

Several interviews and panel discussions with local movers-and-shakers will spotlight growing areas of opportunity in Fort Worth, and how the City of Fort Worth and its partners are fostering innovation and entrepreneurship here at home.

Business Assistance Center highlights

The Dee Jennings Business Assistance Center in Fort Worth is home to a number of organizations who actively support the local small business and entrepreneurship communities. Several of them, – like Accelerate FW, TechFW, and SCORE Fort Worth – are hosting sessions as part of GEW North Texas.

These events will be held at the Dee Jennings Business Assistance Center, located at 1150 South Freeway, unless otherwise noted.

Lastly, several GEW sessions will focus on some of Fort Worth’s emerging industries, and the local opportunities available to innovators in those fields.

 Online options

For those who aren’t able to participate in GEW North Texas in-person, there are still plenty of opportunities to take part in virtual sessions all week long.

Podcasts galore

New episodes of HSC’s Innovate Fort Worth podcast, which spotlights local innovators and their stories, will be released daily during Global Entrepreneurship Week.

You can download and listen to them on Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts.

HSC Next: Innovate Fort Worth with Eddy Badrina from Eden Green Tech

  • Monday, Nov. 14 at 3 p.m. (Virtual)
  • HSC Next: Innovate Fort Worth with Carlo Capua from the City of Fort Worth
    Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 3 p.m. (Virtual)
  • HSC Next: Innovate Fort Worth with Munatsi Manyande from the DASH Network
    Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 3 p.m. (Virtual)
  • HSC Next: Innovate Fort Worth with Dr. Robert McClain of HSC Next
    Thursday, Nov. 17 at 3 p.m. (Virtual)
  • HSC Next: Innovate Fort Worth with Cam Sadler – LIVE
    Friday, Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. (HSC Next, 550 Bailey Ave.)


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