Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES)

Dear all,

US Consulate has announced an opportunity of Global Entrepreneurship Summit. Please note the details appended below for ready reference.

Please also share this opportunity with potential entrepreneurs in your circle. This would be a great opportunity for them to apply to the conference. Registration is online at http://www.ges2016.org/ and the deadline is Feb 15, 2016.

Kind regards,
Shehreena

Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES)
The Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) is an annual gathering that brings together investors and entrepreneurs at all stages of business development. This year’s GES takes place June 22-24 in the heart of Silicon Valley, home to some of the world’s leading technology firms, start-ups, and investors. The first day of the three-day summit will provide an opportunity for a select group of youth and women entrepreneurs to connect with investors and funders, while the remaining two days will widen the lens to focus on all facets of entrepreneurship. Roughly 1,000-1,200 total delegates are anticipated, the majority of whom are expected to be entrepreneurs. While investors, speakers, and sponsors will round out the attendance, we are exploring opportunities to engage other interested parties through digital platforms.

What:
The 7th annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) will be held in Silicon Valley (the San Francisco Bay Area, California) on June 22-24, 2016. This strategic location highlights the important role that entrepreneurship plays in the U.S. economy, and also provides a unique platform to connect global entrepreneurs with prominent investors and mentors. GES 2016 will showcase the promotion of entrepreneurship, shine a spotlight on entrepreneurs from around the globe, expand access to funders and mentors, facilitate private sector engagement with other regions of the world, and support economic growth and development. The agenda will include a diverse array of panels, plenaries, workshops, conversations, and myriad opportunities for mentoring and networking. Three types of delegates will participate in the GES: Entrepreneurs (550 slots); a select group of Entrepreneurs chosen to participate in an additional Youth and Women event on June 22 (150 slots); and Investors (300 slots).

How:
All delegates must apply via the online application. The online application for GES 2016 Entrepreneur participants will go live on February 4, 2016, at www.GES2016.org, and will close on February 15. The application is designed to encourage potential participants to articulate their enterprise’s unique contributions, challenges, and opportunities. It also will prepare them to actively engage with investors and other entrepreneurs (e.g. by requesting a pitch slide deck.) Applicants may save and return to the application at a later date to complete, but it must be submitted by the February 15 deadline. All entrepreneur delegates, including for the Youth and Women event, will be selected from the same applicant pool. The online application form for Investor delegates will be available beginning February 16, 2016, at the same website, www.GES2016.org.