Ambassador Hoekstra promotes the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at the Next Web Conference

On May 10, 2019, Ambassador Hoekstra opened a special workshop at The Next Web Conference TNW2019 in Amsterdam, dedicated to the upcoming Global Entrepreneurship Summit. The Next Web Conference is the largest tech conference in Europe, with more than 17,500 people participating. The two-day conference consists of speakers, panel discussions, and workshops. Ambassador Hoekstra tweeted: “Great to be at @thenextweb ... Read More»

Kick-off Coffee encourages entrepreneurs to apply for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2019

THE HAGUE, the Netherlands, December 17, 2018 –  Ambassador Hoekstra joined MFA Director General for Foreign Economic Relations Hanneke Schuiling for a kick-off coffee to mark the global launch of the 2019 GES online application portal for entrepreneurs in Amsterdam.  The event was held at Café Dauphine, which is located in the same building as ... Read More»

U.S. and Dutch officials join in New York to launch the 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

November 15 – New York, New York Ambassador Pete Hoekstra , Dutch Ambassador Henne Schuwer, and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Technology Policy Michael Kratsios joined together in New York City to launch the 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES).  The location was fitting given the more than 400 years of friendship between the Dutch and American people began in the city once known as New Amsterdam. This will be the first ... Read More»

Walking Dinner for Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Offers Networking Opportunities

November 13 – Ambassador Hoekstra co-hosted the third annual Women’s Entrepreneurship Dinner together with Ms. Carine de Meyere, the Dutch Ambassador for Women’s Entrepreneurship Day.  De Meyer is the Director of Partnerships for TEDxAmsterdamWomen . Around 25 high-level women entrepreneurs and business leaders from a broad range of fields joined the hosts for a presentation by Lotte Leufkens, ... Read More»

Presidential Proclamation on National Entrepreneurship Month, 2018

October 31, 2018 Since the founding of our Nation, generations of Americans have drawn upon every last measure of grit and determination to push the limits of human knowledge, invention, and capability. Our Nation thrives today because bold entrepreneurs and innovators had vision and drive, stopping at nothing to realize their dreams. This intrepid spirit, ... Read More»

Media Note: Assistant Secretary Mitchell Travel to Minsk, Vilnius, and The Hague

Assistant Secretary Mitchell Travel to Minsk, Vilnius, and The Hague Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC October 29, 2018 Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs A. Wess Mitchell will travel to: Minsk, Belarus; Vilnius, Lithuania; and The Hague, the Netherlands from October 30 to November 2. On October 30, he ... Read More»

CDA hosts Women’s Entrepreneurship Dinner in honor of Global Entrepreneurship Week

In honor of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, Charge d’Affaires Shawn Crowley and his wife Sabine Crowley hosted a dinner with women business leaders.  Guests came from a variety of fields and discussed mentoring, leadership, start-up financing, and many other topics.  We were also joined by the Global Ambassador for Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Carine de Meyere, who ... Read More»
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