Global Entrepreneurship Week has been going on since November 18th, and I was pleasantly surprised to come across this great piece in the Globe and Mail just a couple of days ago. To add some context, seven-and-a-half million people in 140 countries came together this week to inspire, support and promote the people who will define our economic future. Canada came out of the weeklong spotlight on entrepreneurs as one of it’s stars.
Ottawa alone held close to 100 entrepreneurship events this week. The Canadian Mentorship Challenge is working with 10,000 people in percolating ideas and concepts for businesses. On Monday, Prime Minister Harper recognized the start of Global Entrepreneurship Week by noting that “entrepreneurs are the backbone of the Canadian economy.” – noting specifically that 90% of Canada’s businesses are in fact “small businesses”.