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GEW Fort Worth 2021 Overview

For the second year in a row, GEW Fort Worth was the largest GEW chapter in the USA with 135 sessions and over 4,700 attendees. After going fully virtual in 2020, our organizing team took the pulse of our community and determined that there was an appetite for both in-person and virtual events in 2021.

Innovators of Fort Worth: Black History Month

Fort Worth is a city that, at its core, is a mix of cultural identities. Fort Worth would not be the city it is today without our diverse communities that contribute to local innovation. In honor of Black History Month, we are celebrating Black innovators who are making Fort Worth a more exciting and accessible place through entrepreneurship. Black entrepreneurs face unique challenges in starting and growing companies, like lack of access to capital, bias and accessing other resources and programs that support entrepreneurs.   The entrepreneurs listed below (and countless others) are thriving despite the odds and adding to an...

Top 3 Startup Founder Resources

At every stage of your entrepreneurial journey you will need support. One of the hardest lessons I, as a founder, have learned is to accept guidance and support. Learning that lesson has taught me to not only accept the support, but to seek it. I encourage you to seek the support you need to strengthen your skill set, define your goals and to create meaningful growth for your business. As you go looking for resources to support your startup there are a million different options, let’s take a little time to sort through the different types of resources available so...

A look at Sparkyard in 2021

Sparkyard held its grand opening during the 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Week. We thought this would be a great opportunity to see how 2021 shook down with some general stats and entrepreneurial assistance.  Total number of off topic YouTube videos watched during meetings: 528  Total number of website Users: 10,812 (52% increase from 2020) Fun Fact: With the exception of the United States, the top 3 countries that have  interacted with our website are The Philippines, India and China.  Total Sparkyard Pageviews: 30,759 (27% increase from 2020) Fun Fact: With the exception of the Sparkyard homepage, the top 3 most   viewed pages on the website are:  Business Entity Types  Calendar  Resource Navigator   Total Published Blogs: 36 Sparkyard had the opportunity to have 4 guest authors in 2021. Number of blog views: 3,967 (33% increase from 2020) Fun Fact: Fort...

2021 GEW Sessions You Don’t Want to Miss!

This annual event gives residents a chance to get to know Fort Worth’s local community of innovators, while also providing aspiring entrepreneurs with a variety of informative sessions and networking opportunities. Participants can take part in-person and virtually. Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) returns to Fort Worth Sunday, Nov. 7 through Friday, Nov. 12. This popular event offers a variety of workshops, panel discussions, informational sessions and networking events that showcase Fort Worth’s entrepreneurship community while also engaging with larger industry trends. During 2020, Fort Worth’s Global Entrepreneurship Week was the largest celebration of its kind in the world with 93 sessions, more than...