2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Silicon Valley February 5, 2016

The 7th annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) will be held in Silicon Valley (the San Francisco Bay Area, California) on June 22-24, 2016.  GES 2016 will showcase the commitment to the promotion of entrepreneurship, shine a spotlight on entrepreneurs from around the globe, expand access to funders and mentors, facilitate private sector engagement with other regions of the world, and support economic growth and development.  The agenda will include a diverse array of panels, plenaries, workshops, conversations, and myriad opportunities for mentoring and networking.  Three types of delegates will participate in the GES:  Entrepreneurs; a select group of Entrepreneurs chosen to participate in an additional Youth and Women event on June 22; and Investors.

For most of the delegates, the GES is a 2-day Summit on June 23-24 with a pre-Summit Reception for all delegates on the evening of June 22nd.  In addition to the pre-Summit Reception, the first day (June 22) of the three-day event will include a special Youth and Women program focused on emerging youth and women entrepreneurs selected from the larger entrepreneur pool. Investors will be invited to attend the Youth and Women program on June 22 as well.  The second and third day of the Summit will consist of interactive sessions, keynotes, and opportunities for investors and all entrepreneurs to share ideas and connect.

All delegates must apply via the online application.  The online application for GES 2016 Entrepreneur participants will go live on February 4, 2016, at www.GES2016.org, and will close on February 15.  The application is designed to encourage potential participants to articulate their enterprise’s unique contributions, challenges, and opportunities.  It also will prepare them to actively engage with investors and other entrepreneurs (e.g. by requesting a pitch slide deck.)  Applicants may save and return to the application at a later date to complete, but it must be submitted by the February 15 deadline.  The online application form for Investor delegates will be available beginning February 16, 2016, at the same website, www.GES2016.org.

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