As Community Organizers, the following Resource Partners lead the GEW efforts in their regions. Scroll down to learn more about each Organization and see the events our Community Organizers are hosting.
Organizers across the state help bring GEW events to entrepreneurs and innovators across Missouri:
This year's themes are:
Global Entrepreneurship Week is a celebration of innovators who dream big and launch startups that bring ideas to life. GEW reaches millions of people of all ages and backgrounds through local, national and global events and activities. During one week each November, partners around the world hold events and competitions to celebrate and support local entrepreneurs.
The efactory opened its doors in March of 2013 with one goal in mind: to serve entrepreneurs and business owners throughout southwest Missouri. Today the network of programs is designed to support both large and small businesses throughout southwest Missouri. Whether you’re an entrepreneur looking for 1:1 assistance or a large employer addressing workforce challenges, eFactory is here to help you start, scale and succeed.
KCSourceLink helps connect entrepreneurs to resources, coaches, funding, education and coordinate great events for entrepreneurs, like Global Entrepreneurship Week Kansas City. KCSourceLink connects 240+ business-building organizations across the 18-county bistate metro. Through KCSourceLink, thousands of entrepreneurs and business owners are able to gain access to the right resource at the right time to start, grow and accelerate their businesses.
REDI is a collaborative partnership committed to attract, expand, and grow business development opportunities to create high-quality jobs in Columbia, Rocheport, Centralia, Hallsville, Ashland, and surrounding areas near Boone County, MO. Columbia, Missouri is a mid-sized city with a strong economy rooted in education, research, healthcare, life-sciences, and high-tech industry. REDI coordinates the area’s economic development activities to enhance the community’s economic base while preserving its exceptional quality of life.
The Small Business Development Center at Missouri Southern State University is part of a nationwide network of SBDC programs and is affiliated with and supported by The Robert W. Plaster College of Business Administration. Our local center was established in April 1987. The SBDC provides existing and start-up small businesses in Jasper, Newton, Barton, Vernon, McDonald, Cedar, Dade, and Lawrence counties with consulting and training.
The SBDC provides one-on-one counseling at no charge to area for-profit small businesses that are existing businesses or start-up companies.
The Center for Entrepreneurship at Missouri Western State University trains, mentors and supports business owners and entrepreneurs in the St. Joseph area and beyond. Whether your business is new, new to the area, or simply trying something new, we can help. Experienced staff members coaching as well as connect clients to helpful programs and resources.
The Multicultural Business Coalition, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was first established in 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. The purpose of MBC is to connect, encourage, and provide resources for a strong multicultural business ecosystem. To do so, we convene individuals and organizations that represent the diverse cultures, ethnicities, and genders within our communities and economy.