Reaching 20 towns and cities from November 14 – 20, including first ever Global Entrepreneur Week events held in Hakha, Myeik and Myitkyina, Myanmar joins 165 countries worldwide in the biggest celebration of entrepreneurship.

GEW 2016 will reach all 14 states and regions in Myanmar, hosting over 60 events during the week of Nov 14-20. In addition to events hosted in Yangon, this year’s GEW is expanding to 6 new regions: Kachin, Kayah, Chin, Sagaing, Magway and Taninhtaryi.

GEW hopes to showcase Myanmar’s traditional established enterprises and connect them to the global market. In Yangon, workshops will be held on how to create PR and media plans, Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, open houses at city’s co-working spaces and youth forums. GEW will be hosting the largest Scavenger Hunt game in the country and a Food Fair on Yangon’s Streets.

All GEW 2016 events are open to the public, although some require a prior registration due to limited spaces at a venue. Events are promoted on Global Entrepreneurship Network Myanmar’s Facebook page and on

Meet Four Myanmar Entrepreneurs
90s’ kids team
We’re dedicated to youth education and development with fundraising events such as “Back To The Memory Lane of 90s’”. 8,000 participants raised USD 17,000 to provide 10 laptops to SoyAi Social Enterprise and develop SOLE ( Self Organization Learning Environment) . GEW connects us to Investors and Entrepreneurs for more successful events in the future.

Genius Shan Highland Coffee
Ngwe TUN, Founder Genius Shan Highland Coffee
I created Genius Shan Highlands Coffee recognising a niche between retail specialty coffee and the local café culture. Our award-winning social enterprise draws on the 3E’s of rural development: Evaluation, Education and Empowerment. Our current challenge is a market linkage to Europe and I’m sure GEW Myanmar’s massive network can point us to solutions.

Myanmar Entrepreneur SME Institute (MESI)
U Zin Phyo Paing
I took my enthusiasm for development and success to establish Myanmar Entrepreneur SME Institute. Looking to fulfill the capacity building needs of Myanmar, we offer internationally recognised diplomas, management classes, consulting and services for SMEs. GEW provides a platform for idea generation, creativity and strategic thinking skills with initiatives and activities that are crucial for Myanmar.

Shin Saw Pu Business School
Daw Nang Thidar Htun
With my entrepreneur dreams and expertise I founded Shin Saw Pu Business School, addressing the educational needs in Taung Gyi. We offer 1st CEFE Methodology applied business related training course and corporate training. Recently GIZ and ILO selected us to be a representative of Shan State for Regional Business Development Service Provider Program. I am very motivated to join GEW and collaborate with young entrepreneurs in other countries.

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