Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017

The upcoming 3-day Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Hyderabad, India, is billed as "a big event", with the  presence of US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump. Business leaders from across the globe, along with entrepreneurs and investors, will be in attendance.  Around 1,500 delegates from over 160 countries will participate in the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) which to be held from November 28th to 30th, 2017..  Entrepreneurs from India, 400 from the US and 400 from the rest of the world and a total of 300 investors will participate in the summit.

This event has been hosted by Kenya, Morocco, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and Malaysia and has emerged as the pre-eminent gathering of emerging entrepreneurs, investors and business leaders from around the world.

Last year, it was held in Silicon Valley in the US and was attended by around 1,500 delegates from 160 countries.   This is for the first time that the event is being held in India.  Hyderabad, has a strong  presence of major U.S. tech firms, a robust startup eco-system, premier academic institutions, top-notch talent, and supportive government policies.

Hyderabad, also home to T-Hub, India’s largest startup incubator, has all the ingredients to be India’s next startup capital. The US also has a consulate in that 

city and that makes it easier.

India and the US will co-host the three-day event. The American delegation will be led by Ivanka.  A US official here confirmed that the "big event" is slated for 28 November with "high-level" participation from the Government of India, Other than the US.

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.  Since the inception of GES in 2010, it has travelled across the world from Washington D.C to Istanbul, Dubai, Marrakech, Nairobi, Kuala Lumpur, Silicon Valley and now finally Hyderabad!

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 both developing and  developed  countries face tremendous barriers to building businesses.  The  theme  of this  Summit,  “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.

Katherine Hadda, US Consul General said, “There are some 130 American companies in Hyderabad, which in addition to creating jobs both here and the US, are always 






















actively working to stimulate entrepreneurship and women's empowerment".

Ivanka Trump, Advisor to the president, will lead the U.S. delegation to elevate women’s entrepreneurship globally.  Ivanka had tweeted, "Honoured to lead the US delegation to GES 

2017 in India and meet with Prime Minister Modi and passionate entrepreneurs from around the globe!" .  The theme of the summit is 'Women First, Prosperity for All', highlighting the critical role women play in fostering global growth and prosperity.

"We hope to have women represent at least 50 percent of entrepreneurs and investors," the US official said.

The focus sectors of the GES include energy and infrastructure, healthcare and life sciences, financial technology in digital economy,  media and entrepreneurship and possibly, agriculture and agricultural entrepreneurship.

"In the Summit, the process of selecting the entrepreneurs and the investors is going on," the official said, adding that emphasis will be on start-ups.

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 participants will be truly global, with 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.

The International society is curiously waiting for the success of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, which is the need of the time.


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