Program

Day 1
15 Apr 2019

GEN ANNUAL MEETING Morning Breakouts

Information on these morning breakouts coming soon.

GEN ANNUAL MEETING

Every day, GEN works to enable one global entrepreneurial ecosystem where we all help each other improve ways of life for our fellow citizens. As a community, we view national...
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STARTUP NATIONS MINISTERIAL

Powered by the World Bank and GEN. The world is seeing a new wave of entrepreneurial disruption emerge, providing both opportunities and challenges for governments. Everywhere in the world, our...
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Phil Auerswald
Teo Firpo
Dane Stangler
Susan Amat
Jonathan Ortmans
Denis Medvedev
Arnobio Morelix

GEN ANNUAL MEETING Afternoon Breakouts

Information on these afternoon breakouts coming soon.

GEC COMPASS AWARDS DINNER

By invitation only.
Day 2
16 Apr 2019

MEGATREND MASHUP – a game for designing and experiencing emerging disruptive technologies

Powered by GEN New Zealand. Open to everyone. Workshop in game format. Megatrend Mashup is a collaborative card game that will help you consider emerging, disruptive technologies and apply them...
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Dave Moskovitz

THE FINTECH ECOSYSTEM IN FRANCOPHONE AFRICA: LESSONS & ACHIEVEMENTS

Powered by the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) and Jokkolabs.

Startup Bahrain: The Middle East's commercial launchpad

Powered by Economic Development Board of Bahrain. Bahrain has all the ingredients that startups are looking for and this session will explain why startups should first look to Bahrain to...
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DIAGNOSTICS: GAP ANALYSIS OF YOUR ECOSYSTEM

Powered by the Global Entrepreneurship Research Network (GERN). What is the best way to identify and analyze the gaps that undermine the performance of your entrepreneurial ecosystems? What institutions and...
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Dane Stangler
Phil Auerswald
Chad Renando
Adenike Adeyemi

Starting Afresh: How entrepreneurship is transforming the lives of resettled refugees

Powered by the Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE). The Centre for Entrepreneurs presents a panel exploring the challenges and opportunities of nurturing entrepreneurship among resettled refugees. The Centre will also highlight...
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Matt Smith
Michelle Richey
Julienne Oyler
Shadi Alhakimi
Diederick Van Der Wijk

Experimentation for better policies & programmes: learning from experiments to improve entrepreneurship support

Powered by Innovation Growth Lab at NESTA. Programmes and policies supporting entrepreneurs and startups have grown significantly in recent years. And yet, there is still much we do not know...
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Teo Firpo

European Commission programs for entrepreneurs

Powered by European Commission. The session will showcase some of the programs developed by the European Commission to support entrepreneurship and small businesses. It will focus on the Enterprise Europe...
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Moving Beyond the Business Case: How To Make Venture Capital Work for Women Entrepreneurs

Powered by Village Capital. Powered by the Supreme Council for Women. The business case for supporting female entrepreneurs is clear. Studies show that when ventures have a more diverse founding...
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GEC TALKS

The GEC Talks are source of inspiration for entrepreneurs, entrepreneur-support organizations and other ecosystem stakeholders. In the form of short, powerful talks (12 minutes or less), the GEC Talks will...
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Stephanie Marrus
Armando Viteri
Marta del Castillo
Raman Kumar

EMPRETEC SUMMIT VI

Powered by UNCTAD.

Hack for a Cause

By Global Shapers – Manama Hub. Empowering a new generation of social tech entrepreneurs. Social entrepreneurship is about “changing mindsets, patterns, the way things are done.” – Bill Drayton, CEO...
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Becoming a Startup Nation

Powered by Global Entrepreneurship Network Israel. Panel session. The challenges facing entrepreneurs are immense, however given the impact of startups on society, and the capacity of entrepreneurship to enhance economic...
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Ayla Matalon
Anya Eldan
Reem Younis
Racheli Ganot

AI Workshop for Startups

Powered by Microsoft for Startups. Microsoft's vision is to build ethical and inclusive systems that have true AI across agents, applications, services and infrastructure. The session aims to highlight the...
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Lathika Pai

Scaling Up through Internationalization

Powered by Export Bahrain. Scaling means something different to every business. Scaling can refer to more employees, new geography, more equipment or facilities, increasing the online presence or any combination...
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SNEAK PEAK: THE 2019 GLOBAL STARTUP ECOSYSTEM REPORT (GSER)

Powered by Startup Genome. The 2019 Global Startup Ecosystem Report (GSER) will be the biggest and best yet. Come here Startup Genome leaders talk about expanded rankings and in-depth analysis...
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Dane Stangler
Arnobio Morelix

The Growth of FinTech in the MENA Region

Powered by Bahrain Fintech Bay. This session will shed light upon the regional growth of the emerging FinTech industry about how it has evolved and shaped the financial services industry...
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Khalid Saad
Tariq Al Usaimi
Wai Lum Kwok

e-REGULATIONS: INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO HELPING GOVERNMENTS REDUCE BARRIERS TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Powered by GLOBAL ENTERPRISE REGISTRATION. Global Enterprise Registration's eRegistration and eRegulations platforms offer nations with large informal economies not just a new tool for more efficiently registering businesses, but new...
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POLICY DESIGN & IMPLEMENTATION PROCESSES

Powered by Startup Nations Atlas of Policies (SNAP) & the Startup Nations Policy Hack. Camp fire session. Join us for a relaxed series of short, lightning presentations on various journeys...
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Dane Stangler
Cristina Fernandez
Alesimo Mwanga
Naomi Koeberg

Achieving SDGs through Entrepreneurship & Innovation: Case Studies from the MENA Region for Financial inclusion for Women & Youth

Powered by United Nations Industrial Development Organization – Investment and Technology Promotion Office in Bahrain and the Arab International Center for Entrepreneurship & Investment. UNIDO ITPO / AICEI – Bahrain...
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Hashim Hussein
Shaikha Hind Bint Salman Alkhalifa
Hanafy Khaled
Wissam Fatouh
Ibrahim El Dukheri
Ubaydli Al Ubaydli

The Future of Food + Agro Entrepreneurship

Powered by the Kök Projekt. The world needs to improve its food production by 70% until the year 2050 to save humanity from hunger. Considering this critical situation we have...
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Hans Kunisch
Afton Halloran
Roberto Flore

A GLOBAL ACCELERATOR PLATFORM

Powered by GEN ACCELERATES
Susan Amat

GEN EXPONENTIAL

Phil Auerswald

Influencing policy to enable startups to compete locally & internationally

Powered by MOIC. The panel will gather SMEs development board stakeholders to discuss the achieved policies that contribute in building a healthy entrepreneurship ecosystem that stimulate growth of SMEs to...
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Meet-the-Investor: Chris Schroeder

Powered by GBAN. Entrepreneurs are welcome to join this unique opportunity to chat with seasoned investor Chris Schroeder in a relaxed setting. Chris is a global investor, currently focused primarily on three hubs: MENA,...
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Christopher Schroeder

Establishing & Scaling High Impact Mentoring Programmes – a global success story

Powered by Youth Business International. Mentoring is often an essential part of the support package that organisations provide to entrepreneurs and is a vital ingredient in their success. The benefits...
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Joanna Gray
Guillem Aris

Entrepreneurship World Cup (EWC) – Info session

Powered by GEN Global. Panel format. Learn about EWC and explore how you can join this unique opportunity to scale up regardless of your stage. EWC is more than a...
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Ana Maria Torres

Entrepreneurial Space Exploration: Supporting Space Startup Ecosystems

Powered by GEN Space. Panel format. A new wave of space-savvy entrepreneurs, investors, and connectors is making it possible to build space-based startups almost anywhere. This panel will explore how...
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Stephan Reckie
Gregory H. Johnson
Valerie Vlasenko
Bidushi Bhattacharya
Brandon Seifert

Reshaping & Nurturing Disruptive Industries in Bahrain through Investment in Innovation

Powered by Tamkeen. Investor education event bringing together key players in Bahrain and the regional investors operating as a catalyst in establishing an investor platform for any investor interested in...
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DATA READY ENTREPRENEUR-SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS

Powered by GEN Data Community.
Harry Devonshire
Phil Auerswald

The Future of Food + Agro Entrepreneurship in the METNA Region

Powered by the Kök Projekt. The culture of food and food production has always been at the center of attention in the (Middle East, Turkey & North Africa) METNA region. However, how’s...
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Omar Tabbaa
Ramy Boujawdeh
Amira AlZayed
Duygu Kutluoğlu Kılıç

Global Entrepreneurship Research Network (GERN) Annual Meeting

Pre-registration required via cristina@genglobal.org The Global Entrepreneurship Research Network (GERN) is a working coalition that catalyzes and aligns research that is integrally linked with the practice of entrepreneurship and the...
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Day 3
17 Apr 2019

Lessons from Mapping & Measuring Entrepreneur Ecosystems. Global Reflections and an Australian Case Study.

Powered by GEN Australia and Startup Status. Panel and Q&A discussion Entrepreneur ecosystems receive a significant amount of attention and investment, from governments, universities, corporations, venture capital, and community groups....
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Chad Renando
Allan Connolly

Ecosystems where unicorns grow

Powered by the CFE Russia. 2018 year has seen the biggest number of companies – XX – who joined the “unicorn club”. Together they account for XX with the total...
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Entrepreneurship World Cup (EWC) Info Session for National Organizers

Powered by GEN Global. Informative Session for EWC National Organizers
Ana Maria Torres

What founders wished they know beforehand

Powered by GEN New Zealand and the Global Accelerator Learning Initiative (GALI) We asked founders a simple question: “If you could give advice to your past self before entering an...
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Dave Moskovitz
Matt Guttentag

Getting The Most Out of Your Startup Board

Powered by Diversity On Board & GEN Bahrain. Panel session. Don’t think your startup needs a board or don’t know how to get the most out of yours? Learn from...
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Leena Al Olaimy

Women Entrepreneurs: Local Advancement and Global Trends

Powered by the Supreme Council for Women. Entrepreneurial activity among women continues to attract attention worldwide. This panel discussion will review the research on entrepreneurship as a career choice for...
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Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Canvas: a tool to map out and design your ecosystem

Powered by The Amsterdam Center of Entrepreneurship(ACE) and CH9 Bahrain. The Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Canvas is a powerful tool to map out stakeholder programs and activities to energize your entrepreneurial climate....
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Erik Boer
Mohamed Altawash
Arjan Goudsblom
Bart Sutorius

Global Business Angels Network (GBAN) Annual Meeting

Powered by Global Business Angels Network. With 80 member networks from five continents, this Annual Meeting represents a singular opportunity to share and learn about the latest achievements of the...
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Nawaf Alkoheji

GEN Online Info Hub

Join GEN’s Director for Digital Products, Genesis Lodise, for demonstrations, question/answer sessions, and generally good conversations about leveraging GEN’s digital platform for your country’s ecosystem building campaigns. Sign up for training...
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Hack for a Cause

By Global Shapers – Manama Hub. Empowering a new generation of social tech entrepreneurs. Social entrepreneurship is about “changing mindsets, patterns, the way things are done.” – Bill Drayton, CEO...
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Management by Missions

Powered by Alpha Omega Engineering. Today, the vast majority of companies have an official corporate mission statement. But what started as a high-level expression of a company’s purpose is increasingly...
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Carlos Rey

GEN ECOSYSTEMS CONNECT: HOW CAN WE HELP CITIES DEVELOP EFFECTIVE COLLABORATIONS

Powered by the GEN Global. How can GEN Global and GEN in-country affiliates facilitate city-to-city knowledge sharing, and help ecosystem leaders build mutually beneficial relationships with their counterparts in other...
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Johanna Cloete
Ellen Bateman
Henry Ong

Collaboration in Entrepreneurship – how working alone no longer works

Powered by Tamkeen. The disruptive technology of tomorrow will not be invented or commercialized by a single company or individual. Car companies are sharing resources to build driverless vehicles; pharmaceutical...
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Finding Your Competitive Advantage

Powered by EO. When was the last time you stopped to think about what makes your company different? Step back from the operations and spend some time defining your competitive...
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Entrepreneur Mental Health

Powered by EntreLaunch Inc. Open discussion format.
Rebecca Palmer

Cloud Impact on Startups

Powered by Economic Development Board of Bahrain. The digital economy is a phrase that is used all the time, but to truly enjoy the benefits of higher growth, increasing productivity...
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Running experiments in entrepreneurship support: an introductory workshop

Powered by the Innovation Growth Lab at NESTA. Experimentation is an approach that has gained a lot of attention in recent years. At its most basic, experimentation means exploring new...
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Teo Firpo

Zero Gravity ® – Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Disruption Readiness Program

Powered by University of California, Irvine. For today’s organizations, standing still is not an option. Leaders have a tough job keeping their organizations relevant. Zero Gravity ® is a thought-provoking program...
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Isik Atahan

The Future of Work

Powered by MaRS Data Catalyst.

Entrepreneurial Cities

Powered by Startup Nations policy network & Startup Genome. Hear directly from innovative city leaders about how they are supporting cultures of entrepreneurship and problem-solving in their regions. We will...
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Dane Stangler
Jose Maria Rodriguez

Buyout entrepreneurship and M&A: key drivers of growth

Powered by TRANSEO. There are many ways to become an entrepreneur. Buyout entrepreneurship is one of the ways to unleash the entrepreneurial potential of individuals but remains unknown in many...
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Marie Depelssemaker

Designing Your Startup Campus: Discussion

Powered by GEN Campus & Tatweer Misr. The famed CEOs who incubated big ideas while in college have given rise to a thriving student entrepreneurship sector. The list of businesses...
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Frances Lanzone
Ahmed Shalaby
Dalia Sherif
Ahmed Osman
Samar Sohieh
Kizito Okechukwu

MVP development: The Case for Accelerators

Powered by Brinc Batelco. Accelerators provide startups with an ecosystem of support, team skills, and assistance in building the first version of a product, otherwise known as Minimum Viable Product...
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Zero Risk Startup

Powered by Global Business Angels Network (GBAN). Format: Workshop/Masterclass.  Most entrepreneurs fail to raise investment. Why? Investors and companies have no money to invest? The correct answer is – too...
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Paulo Andrez

CAMPAIGN PLANNING: MOBILIZING ECOSYSTEMS TO CELEBRATE ENTREPRENEURS

Powered by Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). Come and join some of the world’s most experience national campaign catalysts as they share their experience with building and managing national campaigns at...
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Buke Cuhadar
Mark Marich

Donors & Entrepreneurial programs: turning energies into synergies

Powered by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Orange Corners, an initiative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Panel discussion. In the Plethora of initiatives that aim to promote...
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Theodoros Klouvas
Vanitha Engelbrecht
Nada Diouri
Mutaz Mohamadnour
Julio Maria
Anabela Marcos

What works in driving enterprise growth via support services

Powered by Argidius Foundation & Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs. Short Masterclass followed by Workshop. Come and explore what we are learning about how support services can drive enterprise growth....
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Harry Devonshire
Matt Guttentag

Startup Huddle Demo

Powered by GEN.

Pitch training

Powered by Tamkeen.

Scaling Disruptive Innovation

Powered by Babson College and Wildcat Venture Partners. Financial Services, Education, Healthcare, and Consumer Enterprises are being disrupted by technology, and business is no longer being driven by oil and...
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Phillip Kim
Bill Ericson
Jennifer Trzepacz
Randall Ussery

Pitching & Storytelling Masterclass

Powered by Labor Fund (Tamkeen). As a startup, although you have kept a lot of effort in planning, validating and operating your business venture, how well you get to talk...
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Gleb Maltsev

Designing Your Startup Campus: Challenge

Powered by GEN Campus & Tatweer Misr. The famed CEOs who incubated big ideas while in college have given rise to a thriving student entrepreneurship sector. The list of businesses...
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Frances Lanzone
Ahmed Shalaby
Dalia Sherif
Ahmed Osman
Samar Sohieh
Kizito Okechukwu

Closing Plenary and Entrepreneurship World Cup (EWC)

Powered by GEN Global. Format of the session: Panel/Pitch Session/Awards EWC Bahrain & Closing Remarks The Entrepreneurship World Cup Bahrain empowers entrepreneurs at all levels – from idea stage to...
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VARIOUS RECEPTIONS

BY PARTNERS OF THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE.
Day 4
18 Apr 2019

GEN Annual Meeting II

Held each year at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress, the GEN Annual Meeting assembles members of the Global Entrepreneurship Network and their delegations to map out how to strengthen start and scale ecosystems in...
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