Monday, February 8, 2016

2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Silicon Valley

The 7th annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) will be held in Silicon Valley (the San Francisco Bay Area, California) on June 22-24, 2016. This strategic location highlights the important role that entrepreneurship plays in the U.S. economy, and also provides a unique platform to connect global entrepreneurs with prominent investors and mentors.

GES 2016 will showcase the United States’ 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 includes a diverse array of panels, plenaries, workshops, conversations, and opportunities for mentoring and networking. 

Those wishing to be delegates must apply via the online application. The online application for GES 2016 Entrepreneur participants went live on February 4, 2016, at, and will close on February 15. The application encourages 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. Applicants may save and return to the application at a later date to complete, but it must be submitted by the February 15 deadline. All entrepreneur delegates, including for the Youth and Women event, will be selected from the same applicant pool. The online application form for Investor delegates will be available beginning February 16, 2016, at the same website,

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