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Do It In Durham Entrepreneurship Week, November 14 – 18, 2022

Join us for the 10th year of ‘Do It In Durham Entrepreneurship Week’. Durham Region’s celebration of entrepreneurship held each November during Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Do It In Durham Entrepreneurship Week is a collaboration of Durham’s business support, educational and networking organizations who have come together to encourage and support entrepreneurs, job creators and innovators who create economic growth in Durham Region.

GEW around the World

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is celebrated around the world with tens of thousands of sessions, workshops, networking events and competitions in November. Global Entrepreneurship Week has expanded to 200+ nations since its launch in 2008.

All sessions for Do It In Durham 2022 (Nov. 14-18, 2022), are selected by the Do It In Durham planning committee based on topics that are the greatest interest to attendees, that represent diverse organizations and companies and that offer a wide range of perspectives.

Let’s Do It In Durham, Durham Region!

Do It In Durham is now officially accepting session proposals for this year’s celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week, celebrated here in Durham Region and in 200+ countries worldwide from Nov. 14-18, 2022.

But first, what is GEW and how is it celebrated by Durham Region’s vibrant entrepreneurship ecosystem of entrepreneurs, investors, innovators, policy makers and startup and small business champions?

Let’s break it down . . .

What is Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW)?

Each year, Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is celebrated worldwide with tens of thousands of events, entrepreneurship conferences, workshops, connections and competitions in the third week of November. GEW activities have inspired millions of people to explore their potential as entrepreneurs and connect with their local entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Powered by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Global Entrepreneurship Week has expanded to 200+ nations since its launch in 2008. In Durham, we called it “Do It In Durham” if you are going to start, grow or hire, we want you to “Do It In Durham”. Durham Region is one of the fastest growing regions in Canada and our future is bright!

How is Do It In Durham celebrated in Durham region?

Do It In Durham is part of one of the world’s largest celebrations of GEW and entrepreneurship. Each year, BACD crowdsources sessions from entrepreneurs and community partners (like you!) who freely, willingly and passionately share their knowledge, insights and experience with the entrepreneurship community.

Who attends Do It In Durham?

Entrepreneurs, small business owners, innovators, investors, policy makers, city leaders, small business champions—anyone who wants to know more about entrepreneurship and get connected to Durham Region’s vibrant entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Most of our Do It In Durham sessions are free and open to the public.

When is Do It In Durham?

We’ll celebrate entrepreneurship with the world, Nov. 14-18, 2022.

Where is Do It In Durham?

Do It In Durham will be hosted at various locations across Durham and Online.

Will you host your session in the community or online? It’s the best of both worlds: we have an opportunity to reunite and unite to celebrate Durham Region’s entrepreneurship community with you (in-person!) AND online across the Region.

How is Do It In Durham organized?

That’s where YOU come in! Do It in Durham 2022 will feature community-led sessions on topics of greatest interest to attendees – and we invite you to help lead these sessions!

The Do It In Durham planning committee is seeking session proposals from a diverse group of organizations and presenters that offer a wide range of perspectives and topics. The committee reviews all the proposals and then curates Do It In Durham sessions that have the widest and most relevant appeal to attendees.

Timeline for Do It In Durham Event Proposals

  • Call for Proposals Opens: July 17, 2022
  • Proposals Due: Sunday, Aug. 28, 2022, 11:59 p.m.
  • Proposal Review Period: Aug. 29 – Sept 15
  • Presenters Informed of Selection Decision: Sept. 16 – Oct. 1
  • Do It In Durham sessions open for registration at gewkc.org: Oct. 1
  • Do It In Durham is a go!: Nov. 14–18, 2022

If you have any questions, please call Ashley/Teresa at 905.66.4949 or email clientservices@bacd.ca

Do It In Durham Audience Tracks

Sessions will be curated into five tracks:

Audience Tracks

How do you submit a session for Do It In Durham 2022

Anyone can submit a session for consideration to this year’s Do It In Durham Week —business owners with been-there-down-that experience and insights; business-building organizations who help entrepreneurs reach their next milestones; policy influencers and makers with updates on how entrepreneurship is supported in Durham Region; corporate leaders with information on how entrepreneurs and small business owners can better work with them; leaders who can share how entrepreneurship has helped build dreams, lives and communities.

Most of our sessions are free and open to the public.

SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL

Do It In Durham Entrepreneurship Week 2021

For 2021’s Do It In Durham Entrepreneurship Week we had over 40 ‘virtual’ events focused on businesses learning, connecting, networking and building their competitive advantage. We have some leading edge topics such as podcasting, marketing funnels, lead generation online, Intellectual Property and Tech Ex – an expo of the brightest new tech businesses from Spark Centre.

Thank you to our 2021 Sponsors and Community Collaborators

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