This week we’re celebrating the launch of Global Partnerships Week (GP3), an initiative launched by the US State Department to recognize the important role that public-private partnerships (PPPs) play in promoting diplomacy and development around the world. For one week every March, GP3 will strive to inspire public and private organizations to tackle major global challenges through different initiatives ranging from large-scale events to intimate networking gatherings. So, in honor of GP3, we’re giving a shout out to all of the PPPs that are part of the .CO family!
We’re very lucky to be able to work with leading organizations that work tirelessly every day to empower individuals around the world to take action. The first of these initiatives is Startup America – a PPP whose mission was to inspire millions of Americans to start-UP. Startup America has since merged with Startup Weekend into Up Global, an equally prestigious institution reaching and empowering millions of entrepreneurs in every corner of the world. The second of these PPP’s is Global Entrepreneurship Week, the world’s largest celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship. Third off we have Lions@frica and La Idea, initiatives launched by the US State Department to provide resources and support to individuals launching new businesses in Africa and Latin America, respectively. Last but not least, there’s Venture Hive, an accelerator/incubator and entrepreneurship education organization that launched in 2013 in Miami and is now expanding to locations across the globe.
Needless to say, we have many organizations to thank and celebrate, and we’re thrilled that there’s a campaign, on P3.co, officially dedicated to it!