For 7 years, the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) has connected top entrepreneurship talent with investors and startup ecosystems across the globe to innovate the world’s most exciting solutions.
In partnership with the Government of the United States of America, NITI Aayog is proud to host the eighth annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India from November 28-30, 2017. The Summit will be addressed by The Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi. The US delegation will be led by Ms. Ivanka Trump, Advisor to President Trump.
Since the inception of GES in 2010, it has traveled across the world from Washington D.C. to Istanbul, Dubai, Marrakech, Nairobi, Kuala Lumpur, Silicon Valley, and now finally Hyderabad! This year is the first time GES will be hosted in South Asia, and the event will highlight India’s enabling environment for innovation and entrepreneurship – including actions by the government to increase the ease of doing business, eliminating unnecessary regulations, and supporting startups.
Hyderabad, the capital of Telangana state, has a strong presence of major U.S. tech firms, a robust startup ecosystem, premier academic institutions, top-notch talent, and supportive government policies in place., Hyderabad, also home to T-Hub – India’s largest startup incubator, has all the ingredients to be India’s next startup capital. Hosting GES 2017 in Hyderabad will highlight India’s entrepreneurial spirit, and enable investors and entrepreneurs to witness the talent, solution and opportunities that exist globally.
At GES 2017, over 1500 attendees, including entrepreneurs, investors, educators, government officials, and business representatives will represent the full measure of entrepreneurial talent from diverse backgrounds across our nation and the world. Through networking, mentoring and workshops, the GES empowers entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas, build partnerships, secure funding, and create innovative products and services that will transform societies for better tomorrow.
GES 2017 will create an environment that empowers innovators, particularly women, to take their ideas to the next level. Women represent tremendous promise for economic growth and prosperity — but in both developing and developed countries, also face tremendous barriers to building businesses. This year’s theme is “Women First, Prosperity for All” to celebrate entrepreneurial spirit in all its strength, diversity, and entirety. The 2017 GES intends to inspire innovative initiatives, forge new collaborations across countries, and increase economic opportunities, particularly amongst women. Ivanka Trump, Advisor to the president, will lead the U.S. delegation to elevate women’s entrepreneurship globally.
GES participants will be truly global, with equal representation from every region of the world. Entrepreneurs will represent a diverse range of geographies, industries, business size and scalability. Investors and representatives from organizations that support entrepreneurs will be hand-picked to catalyze investment, networking, mentoring and hands-on activities. There will be special emphasis on empowering young and women entrepreneurs and the role they play in making communities more prosperous and secure through enterprise.
THIS YEAR’S THEME: WOMEN FIRST, PROSPERITY FOR ALL
The global growth story is at a threshold transformation; one that can not only transform the world but also impact individuals across barriers such as nationality, class, gender. It is Entrepreneurship and Innovation that holds the promise of a better tomorrow. To ride the wave of this spirit of growth and entrepreneurship, it is vital that we as a global community, encourage and encompass the efforts of all innovators, entrepreneurs, start-ups, and investors, to broaden the entrepreneurial ecosystem to embrace everyone.
Under the overarching theme of ‘Women First, Prosperity for All’, this year the summit will primarily focus on Energy & Infrastructure, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Financial Technology & Digital Economy, and Media & Entertainment sectors.
Investing in women entrepreneurs not only fuels economic growth, but also drives innovation to address the critical challenges communities are facing worldwide. Women leaders in entrepreneurship, innovation and investment also hold the key to fostering prosperous and dynamic societies.
GES 2017 is proud to put Women First in this celebration of potential and possibilities that entrepreneurship and innovation brings to the world. We at GES 2017 firmly believe that the dynamism and opportunities that the summit offers will gain and benefit all entrepreneurs.