In 2008, from Nov. 17 to 23, millions of young people will attend events and network online - all to become tomorrow's entrepreneurs.

What will connect business-minded youth from over 70 countries? Global Entrepreneurship Week, the first worldwide event of its kind, was founded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the Make Your Mark.

Foundation to inspire and connect people. Governments, businesses, nonprofits, schools, teachers and thousands of other organizations will participate.

For example, Commonwealth Capital Advisors, an American investment banking advisory services firm serving entrepreneurs worldwide, will give away 1 million eBooks telling aspiring entrepreneurs how to raise enough capital to start a business. Chile will hold a 10k race. The Netherlands will launch the week from the floor of Euronext, a pan-European stock exchange.

"We need engaged citizens who understand the value of rewarding innovation - from lowering the cost of doing business, to pursuing national policies that accelerate the development and adoption of new technologies in energy, health and other fields," said Dr. Susan Hockfield, president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

However, the week won't just instruct future entrepreneurs in markets ranging from fashion to engineering. Many events hope to facilitate discussion about poverty, climate change and sustainability - issues that effect the business world. Organizations hope to tap the next generation's enterprising and idealistic spirit to solve issues, like creating sustainable economic growth worldwide.

The week will help young people from Ecuador to Afghanistan to the U.S. exchange ideas and network. In an increasingly globalized world, open and international communication seems vital to solving today's - and tomorrow's - issues.

As British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said, "By unleashing the creativity and ideas of young people all over the world, we can create the successful products and businesses of tomorrow.

If you would like to view Commonwealth Capital's eBook, visit and use the promotional code 4750. For more more information about the 2008 Global Entrepreneurship Week, visit

Author's Bio: 

Mr. Hogan has over 22 years experience in the Investment Banking and Securities Industry, held Six (6) NASD securities licenses and registrations primarily of "Principal" status. Mr. Hogan is a former Director of Compliance and Senior Trading Principal for North American Financial Group, Inc. a SEC Registered Investment Bank and Securities Broker. Chairman of the Investment Policy Committee for North American Capital Advisors, Inc. a SEC Registered Investment Advisory firm. Mr. Hogan supervised the management of eight internal departments in relation to Federal and State(s) securities laws, as well as, overall firm productivity, operational systems design and technological implementation. Mr. Hogan has been a Founding Principal of seven entrepreneurial endeavors, including an eighteen-hole championship golf course and real estate development, a software development firm, other Internet related businesses, as well as, an investment banking company. He has held board and executive committee seats on various firms. His securities industry training started in 1984 with a few large securities brokerage and investment banking firms, such as, Merrill Lynch, E. F. Hutton and Shearson Lehman Brothers, now known as, Salomon/Smith Barney a Member of Citigroup. Mr. Hogan holds a double major (Marketing & Finance) Bachelors of Business Administration from Grand Valley State University's Seidman College of Business.

Mr. Hogan is the Author of the Book: “The Secrets of Wall Street: Raising Capital for Start-Up and Early Stage Companies”, founding principal of Commonwealth Capital Advisors and the creator of the Financial Architect System™.