Ticket for the Main Event


13. - 19. 11. 2017


The Entrepreneurship Week takes place from 13th to 19th of November and is a part of the biggest worldwide event for supporting the Global Entrepreneurship Week, which is promoted by many important personalities, such as Barack Obama, Charles – Prince of Wales or Richard Branson. There were more than 8 000 000 participants in from 160 countries in the year 2016. Company European Leadership & Academic Institute (ELAI) is hosting the Entrepreneurship Week. In 2017 it will be fifth consecutive year for the Entrepreneurship Week in Czech republic.

There were more than 135 events, attended by more than 7000 participants last year. In 2017 you can look forward to dozens of events all over the Czech republic. The Main event will take place on 15 th of November from 10 am to 5 pm in Slovanský dům in Prague. The Auspices over Innovation Week Czech Republic 2017 was accepted by Chamber of Commerce of the Czech Republic, Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic and Association of Small and Medium Enterprises of the Czech Republic, The Czech Chamber of Commerce.


The Main Event of the Global Entrepreneurship Week Czech Republic 2017 will take place on 15th of November in Slovanský dům in Prague, from 10:00am to 8:00pm. Check out a video from last year.




Official opening

10:00 - 17:00

Main fair - for free

The Fair of entities from the private, public and state sector representing their services and products for other companies or those interested in entrepreneurship and students who are looking for their possible future employers. After a huge success response, the Fair will be in a beautiful Slovanský dům in Prague 1. At 10am the Fair will be launched, introducing the latest products and services from the entities from the private, public and state sectors. Not only small and medium-sized companies will be presented, but also a large players of the Czech market. Visitors will meet for example representatives of the banking or education sectors, leading players in the marketing field or dynamic IT firms etc.


11:00 - 16:00

Professional seminars:


"Financial Tools and their future"

eNovation s.r.o.

"State Business Support in the Czech Republic, From Theory to Practice"


"Practical advice on how to enter the US market"

Direct People

"From the idea to a functioning innovation: How to pick up
half a million users in a year and a half"

CS Legal, advokátní kancelář

"Acquisition as a Growth Tool"

10:00 - 16:00


During the Main Event of the Entrepreneurship Week there will be FRANCHISING FAIR as well, intended for business entrants under the established brand. Here again will be an opportunity for a personal meeting with representatives of Czech and foreign franchising companies represented by world-famous brands such as McDonald's, Telepizza, Expense Reduction Analysts, Quickwash and Century 21, Czech franchises representing the Svět Zdraví, Partners Extéria or OK Point . Within the Franchising Fair there will be an accompanying program in the form of lectures and panel discussions which will be prepared for visitors as part of the Franchising Training. More information can be found here.

10:00 - 16:00


The Master Franchise Conference will be organized by the company AVEX systems. The Conference will be a part of FRANCHISE FAIR and an Entrepreneurship Week. During one day, a limited number of participating brands will enjoy the unique opportunity of presenting their concepts to qualified investors, potential master-franchisees or franchisees from the Czech and Slovak Republic. The Master Franchise Conference in Prague represents an excellent opportunity for potential investors to hear first-hand the success stories of the presenting brands and for the franchisors to have direct contact with a number of qualified master franchise candidates. The presentations can be in English or in Czech. The conference received the acclaimed Award of the Czech Franchise Association (CAF) for the Best Franchise Event in 2016 in its category. In total, approx. 600 participants took part in the conference and of 75 brands were introduced in the last five years.

17:00 - 20:00


How to increase profits? How to grow fast? How to outpace your competitors? How to create successful and eective strategies? And which products and services will help your company or startup grow? Ticket available here. Come and take part in this main event of the Global Entrepreneurship Week Czech Republic to find out answers to the questions posed and discuss them with the following highly-experienced speakers:

Chris Kelsey

20 year old Founder & CEO of Cazza Technologies - his startup is planning to build in Dubai the first skyscraper in the world using 3D printing, previously he established when he was 17 years old successful startup Appsitude with 60 employees and with revenues over 10 mil USD

Václav Muchna
Czech Republic

Y SOFT, Co-Owner & CEO - the company that he established and runs is the world ́s second largest provider of print management for businesses, sets technological trends worldwide and ope- rates in 16 countries on 5 continents

Věra Komárová
Czech Republic

DERMACOL, Strategy Director & Co-Owner - the company that she owns with her husband is the most successful Czech cosmetic brand famous in over 60 countries and witnesses unprecedented growth and expansion

Martin Záklasník
Czech Republic

Director, formerly he was Vice President for Sales in T-Mobile Czech Republic, E.ON as company is one of the biggest players in the energy sector, employing globally over 43.000 people

Jan Zadák
Czech Republic

Private Investor, previously global Vice President of Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services - he led tens of thousands employees, sales, business development and HP ́s biggest projects worldwide

Zuzana Nehajová
Czech Republic

EY, InnovEYtion Hub Leader - as former Managing Director of Ministry of Industry of Slovakia, she was the author of the Smarty Industry concept for Slovakia which was linked to the strategy of digi- talization of industries in the EU

Alexander Habinski

IBM, Head of Cloud Service Provider & ISV Market Segment - he is a sales expert that has led numerous local and international sales teams, advising companies & startups which tools to use for their growth

Lukáš Sedláček - host
Czech Republic

Founder & Executive Director, European Leadership & Academic Institute Prague (ELAI), company he established in 2010 to nurture talent in the Czech Republic, Founder of startup Poetizer, former President of Oxford & Cambridge Alumni Society CZ

The Conference will be in English with simultaneous translation into Czech.


We are coordinating more than 101 events for you focused on entrepreneurship, all happening in Czech language. There will be more events added to this section, which you can enjoy.



"For me the essence of business is an effort to make products and services an object of desire, not just a choice. I believe that this motto encompasses not only everything essential: an innovation, a trust in yourself, an abillity to get the job done, but also the fact that you have to follow the rules. I believe that thanks to the Entrepreneurship Week more people will learn the great nature of the business, which will then share with the" others."

ZBYNEK FROLIK, founder and CEO of LINET Group SE

"The Entrepreneurship Week is the biggest event for supporting business not only in Czech republic, but also in the whole world. It connects czech Czech startups, entrepreneurs and companies in a unique global ecosystem, which has our world never seen before."

OLIVER DLOUHY, founder and CEO of startup Kiwi.com

"The Czechs are a nation of handymen, inventors, engineers, craftsmen. The time has come to sell it to to the world. It has never been easier thanks to the internet. Let's finally collect Olympic medals not only for sport, but also for the innovation! I am glad that the Czech Google is in support and good luck to all who enjoy to push the frontiers."

TAŤÁNA LE MOIGNE, Country director Google Czech Republic & Slovakia

"Some say innovation is a must. For us, innovation is a matter of course. There is no way around it in the IT world. We enjoy trying out new things. We love to combine the familiar in order to end up with better working solutions. Sometimes, we end up wasting both time and energy, other times we celebrate success. The good thing is that we always learn something new in the process – not only about the world around us but about ourselves as well."

TOMÁŠ RUTRLE, Managing Director, KOMIX

"Since the day I started my business, I follow Peter Drucker's statement: "Entrepreneurship has two - and only two - basic functions: marketing and innovation. Marketing and innovation produce the results, everything else is a cost." And it works! In all disciplines I have been working so far."

JIŘÍ PAVLÍČEK, CEO and Managing Director, eNovation

"Entrepreneurship, thanks to the internet, has never been easier. The most important thing is to start and there is nothing to wait for. It doesn't have to be your own idea or even a business. You can start by joining a startup (or an idea, movement) where you get the know-how and wait till the inspiration comes. "


"The essence of entrepreneurship for me is not to be afraid to try things differently and to learn from mistakes. I see the Global Entrepreneurship Week as an ideal opportunity to share ideas and, above all, the experience among entrepreneurs across many fields. I am proud being the Main Partner, and I believe that there will come up many interesting ideas and projects during this week."

TOMÁŠ NEUMANN, founder and CEO Appmine


Company European Leadership & Academic Institute (ELAI) was founded in 2010 as a place where the most successful figures on the Czech market could meet and share their experience. We are creating an alternative platform unrestrained by geographical borders and constraints focused on fresh ideas, new thoughts and cooperation between sharp minds from all disciplines. We focus on educational activities, support startups and organize the Czech version of Global Entrepreneurship Week, and Innovation week.

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