Global Entrepreneurship Congress 2017 (March 13-16, 2017) Johannesburg, South Africa

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Every year, the Global Entrepreneurship Congress gathers together thousands of entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, policymakers and other startup champions from more than 160 countries to identify new ways of helping founders start and scale new ventures around the world.

What: Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC 2017)
Where: Johannesburg, South Africa
When: March 13-16, 2017.

Johannesburg is going to Host Africa’s First-ever Global Entrepreneurship Congress in March 2017.

At the weeklong GEC, delegates make connections, gain insights, learn about new research, and leave ready to renew their programs, policy ideas or firm founder skills.  GEC 2017 will take place in the heartbeat of South Africa, in Johannesburg — a budding startup hub that is both an economic and cultural cornerstone of the country — which promises to build on the successes of previous years.

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Now in its ninth year, the GEC pulls together a broad collection of voices from entrepreneurial ecosystems around the world—and we hope you will add yours.

GEC 2017 will take place in the heartbeat of South Africa, in Johannesburg — a budding startup hub that is both an economic and cultural point of the country — which promises to build on the successes of previous host cities: Medellín, Milan, Moscow, Rio de Janeiro, Liverpool, Shanghai, Dubai and Kansas City where it was launched in 2009 by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

The GEC features a wide variety of sessions to explore what’s next in a variety of topic areas, such as:

  • Innovative entrepreneurship education and support programs to create that entrepreneurial mindset necessary to accelerate the growth of high-potential startups;
  • The power of data to serve as both a fuel for entrepreneurs as well as guide to shape the policies that help them flourish;
  • How startups are beginning to solve major global challenges such as with food and water;
  • Identifying new trends in increasing the availability of early stage capital;
  • Exploring efforts to unleash the untapped potential of women and youth; and more.

The 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Congress is hosted by the Global Entrepreneurship Network, SEA Africa, the City of Johannesburg and the Kauffman Foundation and offers participants access to information about a wide array of GEN research, programs and events throughout the world year-round.

2017 Global Entrepreneurship Congress Agenda

The GEC is a free, four-day conference that gathers all elements of the global entrepreneurial ecosystem. At the heart of the Congress is a mix of large-scale plenary sessions for thousands of delegates and more intimate and in-depth parallel sessions conducted by leading global organizations helping entrepreneurs start and scale new businesses.

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DAY 1

  • GEN Annual Meeting: closed meetings for international delegates, GEN members and partners
  • GEN Gala + Compass Awards: Ceremony for international delegates, GEN members and partners

DAY 2

  • Opening Ceremony and Welcome
  • Plenary sessions
  • Parallel sessions
  • Networking sessions
  • Expo

DAY 3

  • Opening remarks
  • Plenary sessions
  • Parallel sessions
  • Networking sessions
  • Expo
  • Transition ceremony to GEC 2018 Host
  • Networking dinner & social gathering for international delegates, GEN members and partners

DAY 4

  • Interactive experiences
  • GEN and GEW host meetings
  • City / ecosystem tours
  • Networking lunch

Register Now to attend the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Johannesburg, South Africa

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Global Entrepreneurship Congress 2017

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