About GES 2019

The Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) uniquely gathers governments, the private sector and a powerful partner network to turn challenges into business opportunities worldwide.

Hosted by two of the world’s most innovative countries, the United States and the Netherlands, this 9th edition of GES will focus on global opportunities for the next wave of entrepreneur-led innovation in scalable tech, from artificial intelligence and robotics to blockchain, big data, new science and more.

Unmatched business opportunities

Attracting 2,000 industry-leading participants from 120+ countries to The Hague, June 3-5, this year’s Summit offers unmatched opportunities for businesses looking to scale up. 1,200 hand-picked entrepreneurs will engage with 300+ investors managing trillions of dollars of assets, as well as top policymakers, corporate partners and thought leaders to accelerate solutions. GES 2019 focuses on five key investment areas: Agriculture/Food, Connectivity, Energy, Health, and Water.

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at the 9th Global Entrepreneurship Summit.

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This summer in the Netherlands, two thousand next generation entrepreneurs, investors and thought-leaders from around the world come together to invest in business and in future generations.

The Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2019 is a worldwide platform of inspirational keynote speakers, matchmaking, debate and ideas about how to build a future and promote free and fair trade and prosperity for all.

A marketplace for breakthrough technologies where innovators, investors, the private-sector and entrepreneurs come together to form new and unlikely coalitions to accelerate and scale up workable, market-ready solutions.

The Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2019 is an investment in our future generations, with worldwide gains that will last far beyond the event itself. Follow the 9th GES and the Road to GES on social.

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GES 2019 program

With an inspiring program, GES 2019 aims to be a game changer for all attendees, empowering them to start building the Future Now. The two-day summit will forge new connections and inspire surprising partnerships, with curated matchmaking and global networking, top speakers, discussions, workshops, and hands-on advice.

Showcase for scale-ups
Established entrepreneurs can showcase their scale-ups to a select group of decision makers, including funders, founders, experts and policymakers. Leading American and European companies such as Philips and TomTom, alongside institutional investors such as APG and PGGM have committed to be part.

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Background information

Initiated nearly a decade ago by the U.S. Government, the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) is the pre-eminent annual gathering of entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, and thought leaders from around the world, providing a unique event that is a combination of an innovation marketplace and policy forum. GES 2019 is the first GES held in the European Union.

Since 2010, an estimated 20,000 emerging leaders having participated in GES, governments and the private sector have committed to provide over $1 billion in new capital to entrepreneurs worldwide.

Former host cities
Host cities have included: Hyderabad, India; Silicon Valley; Nairobi, Kenya; Marrakech, Morocco; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Istanbul, Turkey; Dubai, UAE; and Washington, DC. Governments of countries involved have co-hosted these past summits.