Entrepreneurship for Kids™
By Galit Zamler
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Schools Take Part in the Global Entrepreneurship Week
By: Galit Zamler

Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week



In the last few years, the Entrepreneurship for Kids Program has been an active part of Global Entrepreneurship Week in schools.

During GEW, entrepreneurs are invited to primary schools and junior highs across Israel to share what inspired them to start their own start-up and to open young students' eyes to the opportunities provided by entrepreneurship.

International Entrepreneurship Week is held on the third week of November every year.

Every year in mid-November, millions of people around the world take part in a vast movement called GEW in an effort to promote entrepreneurship.

The week consists of thousands of meetings, workshops and other activities all over the world, in order to promote personal, social and business entrepreneurship.

This week is sponsored by many of the world's leading entrepreneurs.

The goals of the week include exposing the youth to the concept of entrepreneurship and creating models to be applied in various sectors and situations.

During the week, active entrepreneurs take part to inspire, educate and guide a new generation of entrepreneurs and inventors, and to actively recruit key figures and policy makers to aid in promoting entrepreneurship as a tool for change and increased social equality.

The GEW is being celebrated in Israel with various activities taking place around the country.

In honor of the Global Entrepreneurship Week a presentation was made: The Start-Up Nation, more than a hundred developments, inventions and successes.

International Entrepreneurship Week 2017 is here!


This year we marked the GEW between 12-19/11/2017.

What happened during the GEW2017 in schools?

- Guest entrepreneurs came to the schools and told the students how their idea was born, how the environment reacted, what they did to make the idea a reality, the difficulties they encountered on the way, the stage they are in today and plans for the future. In addition, the entrepreneurs answered the students' questions.

- SpaceIL volunteers arrived at the schools and shared the effort to reach the Moon first, with the first Israeli spacecraft to land on the moon, advance 500 meters and send photographs to Earth.

- Students searched for information about entrepreneurs and projects that interest them, and told about them in the classrooms.

- The older students sat with the young ones and identified needs and problems, and from there they thought about ideas for projects that meet these needs.

- Entrepreneurship classes were being held in all schools that teach entrepreneurship.

- For the first time, a Jewish school in the US, The Hebrew Academy, took part in this week, learned about Israel as an initiator country and heard about the SpaceIL project from Ofer Forer.

- Schools held ceremonies, plays and performances on entrepreneurship as part of the opening or closing of the week.

- And much more activities - they are all detailed on the GEW2017 page.


Schools that marked the GEW 2017, in alphabetical order:

  • Be'eri school in Netanya
  • Hayovel school in Ashdod
  • Hebrew Academy school in Miami Beach, Florida
  • Ilanot school in Ashkelon
  • Yitzhak Shamir school in Holon
  • Kaplan school in Petah-Tikva
  • Kiryat Ye'arim school in Ramat Hasharon
  • Korchak school in Ramat-Gan
  • Psagot school in Kiryat Bialik
  • Ramot Weizmann school in Yavne
  • Rotberg high school in Ramat Hasharon
  • Sadot school in Pardes Hana
  • Yad Giora Middle school in Herzliya
  • Yad Mordechai school in Bat-Yam

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2016


GEW 2016 took place on the 13th-20th of November.

The Entrepreneurship for Kids Program encourages schools to participate in activities that foster entrepreneurial mindset among students.

Below is a list of schools which celebrated this 2016 GEW:

  • A.D Gordon school in Kfar Saba
  • Osishkin school in Ramat HaSharon
  • Ilanot school in Ashkelon
  • Be'eri school in Netanya
  • Yad Mordechai school in Bat-Yam
  • Mordei HaGeta'ot school in Ramat-Gan
  • Kaplan school in Petah-Tikva
  • Ramot Weizmann school in Yavne
  • Yad Giora Middle school in Herzliya
  • Sadot school in Pardes Hana
  • Shenkar school in Holon
  • Siach school in Kibbutz Beit Haemek

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2015

International Entrepreneurship Week 2015 took place on the 15th-22nd of November 2015.

For the past few years, the Entrepreneurship for Kids Program has encouraged Israeli schools to take part in this week and expose their students to entrepreneurs from various disciplines, who speak about their entrepreneurial experience.

The students find the lectures very interesting and receive a close-up view of how entrepreneurs come up with ideas and deal with challenges, success and failures along the way.

The Entrepreneurship for Kids Program does its best to recruit guest entrepreneurs.

Below is a list of schools that took part in GEW 2015:

  • Ofira Navon school in Kfar Saba
  • Ilanot school in Ashkelon
  • Alumot school in Tel Aviv
  • Be'eri school in Netanya
  • HaManhil school in Ramat-Gan
  • Harel school in Bat-Yam
  • Yad Mordechai school in Bat-Yam
  • Katznelson school in Kfar-Sirkin
  • Mordei HaGeta'ot school in Ramat-Gan
  • Noam Mohaliver school in Bnei Brak
  • Ironi A school in Modi'in
  • Aliyot school in Ramat-Gan
  • Kaplan school in Petah-Tikva
  • Ramot Weizmann school in Yavne
  • Sadot Karkur school in Pardes Hana

Read about Global Entrepreneurship Week 2015 events in various Israeli schools.


A certificate of appreciation was given to Galit Zamler for her work in encouraging Global Entrepreneurship Week activities in schools.

A certificate of appreciation

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014

To read about the various lectures, lessons and activities that took place in schools under the encouragement of the Entrepreneurship for Kids Program, please go to the page Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014.


I would like to take this chance to thank all of the guest entrepreneurs who participated as volunteer lecturers for sharing their entrepreneurial experience with the students and inspiring them.

The Entrepreneurship for Kids Program would also like to thank the managers of the SpaceIL, the Israeli spaceship project, for their cooperation and recruitment of volunteers who shared their vision with students at various schools and spoke about the first Israeli spacecraft to land on the moon.

Read more about the project on the Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014 page.


The following are the schools that participated in Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014 through the promotion of the Entrepreneurship for Kids Program:

  • HaIrisim school in Carmiel
  • Yad Mordechai school in Bat-Yam
  • Noam Mohaliver school in Bnei Brak
  • Tze'elon school in Be'er Ya'akov
  • Mordei HaGeta'ot school in Ramat-Gan
  • Kaplan school in Petah-Tikva
  • Alumot school in Tel Aviv
  • HaBiluim school in Ramat-Gan
  • Arnon school in Ramat-Gan
  • Aliyot school in Ramat-Gan
  • HaShalom school in Mevaseret Zion
  • Katznelson school in Kfar-Sirkin

At the end of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014, a slideshow was made to showcase pictures of the week's events.

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2013

To view all the events held in schools, with the encouragement of Entrepreneurship for Kids Program on the GEW 2013 click on this link.

GEW events held in schools


The Entrepreneurship for Kids Program, as always, encouraged schools to take part in activities, lectures and events during Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Details can be found on this website and on the Israeli Global Entrepreneurship Week website.

The Entrepreneurship for Kids Program, with the cooperation of entrepreneurs in various areas, and this year with the added cooperation of the SpaceIL, the Israeli spaceship project, organized a week of lectures about entrepreneurship for students in the following schools:

  • Kaplan school in Petah-Tikva
  • Mordei HaGeta'ot school in Ramat-Gan
  • Yad Mordechai school in Bat-Yam
  • HaIrisim school in Carmiel
  • Tze'elon school in Be'er Ya'akov
  • HaShalom school in Mevaseret Zion
  • Aley Givah school in Givat Avni
  • Ramot Weizmann school in Yavne
  • Lev Hasharon Democratic School in Hadasim

Entrepreneurship for Kids Program appreciates and would like to thank all the partners and entrepreneurs who arrived in this week to schools and shared with the young students their experience. We wish them all great success in their way.

Watch on the GEW 2013 web page at all the lecturers guests.

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2012


To read about the various ceremonies, lectures and activities that took place during Global Entrepreneurship Week 2012, click here.

Several schools took part in GEW 2012 with the support of the Entrepreneurship for Kids Program:

  • Brenner school in Givatayim
  • Amirim school in Binyamina
  • Yad Mordechai school in Bat-Yam
  • HaIrisim school in Carmiel
  • Kaplan school in Petah-Tikva
  • Mordei HaGeta'ot school in Ramat-Gan

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011

To read about the events that took place during Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011 in cooperation with the Entrepreneurship for Kids Program, click here.

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2010

In 2010, the Kaplan school in Petah-Tikva was the first school to take part in the Global Entrepreneurship Week with the cooperation of the Entrepreneurship for Kids Program.

To read more, click the following link: Global Entrepreneurship Week 2010.