National Entrepreneurship Week is a congressionally chartered, annual initiative that takes place the third week of February. A network of stakeholders, including entrepreneurial educators, ecosystem builders, and most importantly – individual entrepreneurs, come together to share resources, learn from each other, and share their support for America’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem.
This year’s program takes place February 11-18, 2023. Recognizing that the United States’ entrepreneurship ecosystem is as rich and diverse as its population, the NatlEshipWeek team provides NatlEshipWeek Daily Themes to help stakeholders across the United States engage in programming representative of this diverse representation.
Check out NatlEshipWeek’s formal 2023 program below to register for their daily events. All events are free, virtual, and open to the public. We encourage you to share your support on social media using the hashtag #NatlEshipWeek and downloading our social tools at www.natleshipweek.org/social-tools.
Monday: Entrepreneurship Education Day | Educator Meetup
1:00-2:00 PM EST
Join NatlEshipWeek and The National Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education (EntreEd) for an educators meet-up. We'll discuss pertinent topics to the current entrepreneurship education landscape and explore best practices for eship edu.
Tuesday: Entrepreneurship Ecosystems Day | Ecosystem Builders Meetup
2:30-4:00 PM EST Join NatlEshipWeek and Economic Impact Catalyst for an engaging session as part of Tuesday: Entrepreneurship Ecosystems Day. The session includes a brief introductory panel and facilitated breakout conversations focused on pertinent topics to ecosystem building.
Wednesday: Federal Entrepreneurship Day | Agency Office Hours
Join NatlEshipWeek and our Federal agency partners for a series of 30-minute office hours. Each agency will provide a quick overview of current opportunities, then welcome facilitated questions from participants. The day's line-up includes over 10 agencies offering unprecedented access to ask questions and gain insights.
The current confirmed line-up of federal agencies is below. All times listed are in Eastern (EST).
10:00 AM - Appalachian Regional Commission
10:30 AM - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
11:00 AM - U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development
11:30 AM - U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
12:00 PM - U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation
12:30 PM - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Community Services, Community Economic Development
1:00 PM - U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Investment and Innovation
1:30 PM - National Science Foundation
2:00 PM - U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate, Office of Industry Partnerships
2:30 PM - U.S. Copyright Office
3:00 PM - Delta Regional Authority
3:30 PM - NASA
4:00 PM - U.S. Department of Energy, SBIR/STTR Programs
4:30 PM - U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration
Please note: Registration provides access to all office hours throughout the day - you will be asked to select the agency hours you plan to attend in advance for planning purposes. You may attend as little or as many as you feel helpful!
Thursday: Everyday Entrepreneurs | Strategic Decision Making Training
1:00 - 2:00 PM EST
NatlEshipWeek and Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses invite you to an interactive session and networking event on “Assessing the Financial Impact of Strategic Decisions”. Open to entrepreneurs across the country, join us for an educational workshop and engaging conversation.
Friday: SBA Day | Your Business Roadmap
12:00 - 3:00 PM EST
Join NatlEshipWeek and the U.S. Small Business Administration for a series of informative sessions on key fundamentals for your business at any stage.
12:00 PM <1 Year
1:00 PM 1-5 Years
2:00 PM 5+ Years
National Entrepreneurship Week was congressionally chartered in 2006 to take place annually the third week of February. It was relaunched in 2015 as NatlEshipWeek to engage communities across the United States. NatlEshipWeek 2023 will take place Feb 11-18 to engage a network of partners from Maui to Miami. For more information on NatlEshipWeek, visit www.natleshipweek.org.