What is the purpose of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit?

The primary aim of GES is to promote entrepreneurship worldwide. In support of this, GES offers a unique and international platform where the innovations of entrepreneurs from across the globe can be showcased to an audience of foreign investors, presenting their tech solutions to global challenges.

  • GES brings together some of the smartest entrepreneurs and most successful investors from around the world to create an environment that fosters innovation, empowers entrepreneurs, and leads to concrete business deals. GES equips entrepreneurs with the tools to take their ideas to the next level, and in doing so, to connect with and secure investment opportunities. Additionally, investors and companies have dedicated millions of dollars at past GES summits to support entrepreneurship activities at all levels, both within the United States and around the world.
  • An estimated 20,000 emerging leaders have participated in Global Entrepreneurship Summits since 2010. Relationships formed at these summits have transcended borders, industries, and sectors and have led to investment opportunities, partnerships, and successful enterprises.
  • At previous GES summits, governments and the private sector have committed over $1 billion in new capital to entrepreneurs worldwide. For early stage entrepreneurs, these commitments have resulted in resources, trainings, and platforms to learn from and connect with others. More established entrepreneurs have benefitted from investor commitments to fund and scale their businesses globally.
  • Before, during, and after GES 2019, a number of affiliated events will be organised in the Netherlands, the U.S. and the rest of the world to maximize participation opportunities.

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