Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017

Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017

The 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit will be held at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre from November 28 to 30. The Summit will be...

The 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit will be held at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre from November 28 to 30. The Summit will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Advisor to the US President, Ivanka Trump, who leads the US delegation.

The GES is the pre-eminent annual gathering of emerging entrepreneurs, investors, and business leaders from around the world. Through networking, mentoring, and workshops, the GES empowers entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas, build partnerships, secure funding, and create innovative goods and services that will transform societies. This year, the focus will be on women entrepreneurs and the tremendous potential women bring to entrepreneurship.

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 the entrepreneurial spirit in all its strengths and diversity. GES 2017 will be attended by over 1,600 delegates, including entrepreneurs and investors, CEOs of major knowledge-based industries from 160 countries, representing the full measure of entrepreneurial talent from diverse backgrounds across 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 catalyse investment, networking and mentoring.

According to NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant, this is a unique opportunity for Indian startups and innovators to interact and network with the finest entrepreneurs of the world. He acknowledges the support of Government of Telangana in hosting the Summit at Hyderabad. The summit will primarily focus on four thematic sectors: Energy & Infrastructure, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Financial Technology & Digital Economy, and Media & Entertainment sectors.

NITI Aayog and the U.S. Embassy are planning a series of ‘Road to GES’ events in collaboration with different agencies to generate enthusiasm and attract the attention of different stakeholders. As part of the summit, there will be a virtual exhibition of India’s innovative prowess in collaboration with the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion.

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