NASE Supports Activities, Goals of Global Entrepreneurship Week

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NASE Supports Activities, Goals of Global Entrepreneurship Week

For Immediate Release: Contact:    Kristin Oberlander
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Worldwide Event Aims To Encourage Entrepreneurship By Young People

Washington, D.C., November 23, 2009 – Young people in 85 countries had the opportunity to explore their potential as self-starters and innovators this month through Global Entrepreneurship Week. Organizers aimed to inspire young people to embrace innovation, imagination and creativity, and to allow them to join a growing movement to generate new ideas and seek better ways of doing things.

The NASE supports the Kauffman Foundation’s work with Global Entrepreneurship Week in encouraging entrepreneurship and innovation around the world. The NASE believes in the importance of educating and encouraging young people to pursue entrepreneurship.

Global Entrepreneurship Week was co-founded in 2008 by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, a private nonpartisan foundation that works to harness the power of entrepreneurship and innovation to grow economies and improve human welfare, in the United States and Make Your Mark, a business-led government-backed campaign, in the United Kingdom.

In the United States, participants had the opportunity to compete in a clean technology challenge and an “Apprentice-style” innovation promotion tournament, and mentoring and networking events among many other state and local activities. More than 650 program partners hosted events in all 50 states, and more than 200 colleges and universities also held events celebrating entrepreneurship during the week.


About the NASE
The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) is the nation's leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, bringing a broad range of benefits to help entrepreneurs succeed and to drive the continued growth of this vital segment of the American economy. The NASE is a 501(c) (6) nonprofit organization and provides big-business advantages to hundreds of thousands of micro-businesses across the United States. For more information, visit the association's Web site at

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