2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016

U.S. Embassy, London
June 21, 2016
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2016 GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP SUMMIT, JUNE 22-24, PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA

The 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) will take place June 22-24, 2016 in Palo Alto, California. For the event, delegates from the UK will be joining more than 700 entrepreneurs from around the world along with investors, speakers and leaders in the entrepreneurship space.  These innovative entrepreneurs will be joined by high-level Government officials, including President Barack Obama, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, Administrator of the Small Business Administration Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator of USAID Gayle Smith, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Catherine Russell, and Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel.

This Summit will be the 7th instalment in a series previously hosted by the United States and the governments of Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Morocco, and Kenya.  In bringing the Summit back to the United States, President Obama highlights his commitment to building bridges that help us tackle global challenges together.

Learn more about the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at www.GES2016.org.  Join the online conversation using #GES2016, and follow us on Twitter at @ges2016 and Instagram at ges2016.

BACKGROUND

GES 2016 aims to showcase inspiring entrepreneurs and investors from around the world creating new opportunities for investment, partnership, and collaboration; connect American entrepreneurs and investors with international counterparts to form lasting relationships; and highlight entrepreneurship as a means to address some of the most intractable global challenges.

The summit will include a wide range of workshops, panels, ignite talks, pitch competitions, mentoring, and networking sessions aimed to give participants tailored opportunities to gain skill and relationships that will help their ventures grow. Within the Summit there will also be demonstration areas, experiential learning exhibitions, and opportunities to connect with industry experts.