Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2019

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The Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) is the premier annual gathering of entrepreneurs, investors, and innovative thinkers that underscores the United States’ commitment to entrepreneurship and innovation.  The 2019 GES will be held in partnership with the Dutch government June 4-5, 2019 at the World Forum in The Hague, Netherlands. 

Approximately 2,000 participants will be invited to the summit, including 1,200 entrepreneurs, 400 investors, and 400 thought leaders and officials.  The Dutch government, U.S. government, and private sector partners will fund GES 2019.  GES will provide food and accommodations for three nights in The Hague for entrepreneurs attending the summit at the World Forum.  Most entrepreneurs will need to self-fund other travel costs and related expenses to and from the Netherlands.  Travel scholarships for a limited number of entrepreneurs will be offered based on need.  Entrepreneurs can apply for travel assistance through the application process.   

Entrepreneurs should meet the following criteria:

*         Proficient in English;

*         Must have an innovative solution in one of the GES 2019 focus sectors: 1) agriculture, 2) connectivity, 3) energy, 4) health, and 5) water;

*         Be part of the leadership team of an established business or social enterprise with proven funding, client base, or revenue stream;

*         Priority will be given to mature, investment-ready entrepreneurs who exhibit opportunities for growth and are ready to scale-up

Applications are done online:  http://www.ges2019.org.  After applying online, please notify U.S. Embassy Suva commercialsuva@state.gov.  Please send any questions to commercialsuva@state.gov.

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