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 time the GES will take place in the European Union.
To advance and celebrate the work of entrepreneurs, on June 4 and 5, 2019, the Netherlands and the United States will co-host the ninth Global Entrepreneurship Summit in The Hague, the Netherlands. The 2019 GES underscores both countries’ commitment to entrepreneurship and innovation.
During the 2019 GES, entrepreneurs and investors will gather for two days of dynamic “TED-like” discussions, panels, matchmaking and mentorships. They will connect, exchange ideas and create new investment opportunities. The Summit provides a platform where stakeholders are brought together to develop concrete business ideas – before and during the course of the event – and accelerate solutions to global challenges.
The Summit will feature industries such as Health, Energy, Water, Food and Agriculture and Connectivity/Infrastructure, and will bring investment-ready entrepreneurs together with investors, innovators, policy makers, global brands and thought leaders from around the world. Entrepreneurs drive global economic growth and innovation, creating jobs at more than twice the rate of established companies and tackling some of the world’s most pressing challenges.
Together, the United States and the Netherlands will use the GES to drive global innovation and celebrate the free-market economy that supports jobs, growth, problem solving and innovation. An estimated 20,000 emerging leaders have participated in Global Entrepreneurship Summits since 2010. The relationships formed at these summits have transcended borders, industries and sectors to transformed ideas into partnerships and successful enterprises.
Join us in The Hague this summer as next-generation entrepreneurs meet with investors, companies and leaders to address and overcome global challenges. More information about #GES2019 and how to sign up will follow shortly on this website.