Grow Global Year
09 November 2015

GEW: Launch of Grow Global Year at European Parliament on 17th November

As every year now, EYIF organises the only EU related event for the GEW.

With every year, EYIF increased its efforts to build and support a strong and relevant European startup ecosystem and we are ready to show it to you on this important day.

Last year, we launched the Disrupt Europe Year. Now it’s time to show the results, to move forward and to Grow Global, helping european Startups to scale up on their way to worldwide success.

This Year, the Global Entrepreneurship Week  will take place on  17th of November at the European Parliament from 6.30 pm and EYIF will have a central role in it launching the Grow Global Year.

The aim of The Global Entrepreneurship Week is to inspire people to unleash their ideas and take the next step in their entrepreneurial journey. That’s EYIF’s main purpose too.

On 2016, EYIF will focus on how European Startups can expand beyond Europe and how Europe can attract the best startups, talent and investment from across the globe. Our mission is to help European entrepreneurs to realise their potential and to scale within Europe and globally.

An example of this commitment is our recently launched policy act: The European Startup Act 2020, that provides you our vision for a comprehensive European startup ecosystem by 2020: 250000 new startup jobs per year; 10 000 new startups per year; 2 000 new seed stage funded startups per year; and 9.5% of total European GDP being generated by startup activity.




The European Startup Act  has already been presented at various high profile events such as Expo Milano, ICT 2015 in Lisbon, at the Council of EU, the State of Europe high-level roundtable and others. Now we are  glad to announce that it will be also presented during the Global Entrepreneurship Week.

The confirmed keynote speakers are:

  • Adina Valean, Vice-President of the European Parliament;
  • Kumardev Chatterjee, President of EYIF; 
  • Nicholas Zylberglajt, Vice-President of EYIF; 
  • Carlos Espinal, Partner Seedcamp; 
  • Kaja Kallas (ALDE), MEP rapporteur for the Industry Committee; 
  • Evelyn Gebhardt (S&D), Rapporteur for the Digital Single Market strategy for the IMCO Committee;
  • Róża Thun (EPP) – Chairwoman of the Digital Single Market Working Group of the IMCO Committee;
  • Isidro Laso Ballesteros, Head of Sector, Startup Europe, European Commission.

You can register for the event by clicking here. The registration is free but don’t forget to bring your ID, otherwise we cannot grant you access to the European Parliament.

See you on the 17th November, then!

*** Due to the nature of the event and in order to ensure a valuable experience to the entrepreneurs attending, only 100 attendees will be selected from the registration pool. The successful attendees will be promptly notified via email.