The Global Entrepreneurship Congress is an inter-disciplinary gathering of startup champions from around the world-where entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, thought leaders and policymakers work together to help bring ideas to life and build entrepreneurial ecosystems. Roughly 2,000 people from all parts of the ecosystem in 140 countries meet and share ideas and initiatives to help new firms start and scale.
Since it launched in 2009 at the Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City (United States), the GEC has been hosted by Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Shanghai (China), Liverpool (United Kingdom) and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). Speakers have included famous entrepreneurs such as Richard Branson and Marc Ecko as well as startup champions like Brad Feld of TechStars and Dave McClure of 500 Startups mixing with government leaders like Alexei Komissarov.Komissarov is a former Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year who is now leading Moscow’s drive toward entrepreneurial growth.
Who can participate?
- Anyone can attend and take part in the Global Entrepreneurship Congress. Delegates share the common thread of being passionate about advancing entrepreneurial growth in their communities and countries or around the world. Entrepreneurs, researchers, investors, academics, senior government officials and others all gather to share information and ideas.
- Participation in the event is free of charge and is only possible if preliminary registration is complete. Please note that in case of large number of registrations, organizers have the right to refuse in participation in Congress.