Program

Day 1
15 Apr 2019

GEC 2019: Global Overview + Opening Session

Please be seated by 8:45 am to participate in this session. Jonathan Ortmans, President and Founder GEN will report out on GENs work over the past year and outline priorities...
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Jonathan Ortmans

Building One Global Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Powered by Global Entrepreneurship Network. 09:00 GEN ANNUAL REPORT + THE MISSION AHEAD Jonathan Ortmans, President and Founder of GEN, will report out on GENs work over the past year...
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Startup Nations Ministerial

Powered by the World Bank and GEN Global (by invitation only) The world is seeing a new wave of entrepreneurial disruption emerge, providing both opportunities and challenges for governments. Everywhere...
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Teo Firpo
Lucia Cusmano
Dane Stangler
Frank Grozel
Denis Medvedev
Arnobio Morelix
Pedro Felipe Buitrago Restrepo
Sameeksha Desai
Cristina Fernandez

Building Healthier National Ecosystems

All delegates will be grouped by which nation or region they reside in so that they may create an actionable plan for developing a healthier national entrepreneurial ecosystem. Led by...
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GEN Compass Awards Dinner

Powered by GEN Global By invitation only.
Day 2
16 Apr 2019

GEC 2019: Plenary

In order to participate in this plenary session, you must be in the room by 8.45am. Seats are assigned on first-come, first-served basis. 09.00: Welcome Remarks from the Kingdom of...
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Jonathan Ortmans
Victor W. Hwang
Jonas Kjellberg
H.E. Shaikh Mohammed Bin Essa Al-Khalifa
H.E. Mr. Zayed R. Bin Alzayani
Sonya Janahi
Hala Ahmed Sulaiman
H.E. Khalid Al Rumaihi

Zero Gravity: Innovation, Entrepreneurship + Disruption Readiness

Powered by University of California, Irvine For organizations today, 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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Atahan Isik

Megatrend Mashup: A Game for Designing + 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) + Jokkolabs. The Francophone panel aims to help analyse the tools, challenges and new opportunities offered by the development of Fintech...
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Cédric Atangana
Maimouna Gueye
Kabirou Mbodje
Jean-Louis Traoré

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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Yasin Aboudaoud
Hasan Haider
Nezar Kadhem
Manpreet Mattu

Ecosystem Diagnostics: Conducting a Gap Analysis

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
Travis Hunter

Starting Fresh: 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 abdulwahab hamood Alhakimi
Diederick Van Der Wijk

Experimentation for Better Policies + Programmes

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

Corporate Innovation: Metrics for Success with Internal & External Startups

Powered by GEN Accelerates Corporations around the world and harnessing innovation through working with startups or trying to create the same magic internally with their employees. This discussion will focus...
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Dauphin Steve
Susan Amat

Moving Beyond the Business Case: How To Make Venture Capital Work for Women Entrepreneurs

Powered by Village Capital and Microsoft The business case for supporting female entrepreneurs is clear. Studies show that when ventures have a more diverse founding team, they outperform all male...
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Lucia Cusmano
Lathika Pai

Achieving SDGs through Entrepreneurship + Innovation: 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) In an...
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Hashim Hussein
Shaikha Hind Bint Salman Alkhalifa
Hanafy Khaled
Ameer Hassan Abubakr
Hossam Farid

Empretec Global Summit VI: Fostering Entrepreneurship Mindset Towards Inclusive Growth

Powered by UNCTAD Empretec is a flagship programme of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) recently recommended by the General Assembly of United Nations as a leading...
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Jorge Lawson
Nigel Chanakira
Charles Ocici
Busi Bango
Tatiana Krylova
Ibrahim Alrashid
Ahmed H. Janahi

Speed-Mentoring

Powered by GEN Global, EO and Tamkeen Speed-mentoring includes twenty minute 1-on-1 sessions between a mentor and a mentee. The mentor is usually a successful business entrepreneur or professional educator/speaker...
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Christopher Schroeder
Stephanie Marrus
Jeff Hoffman
Shiv Vikram Khemka
David Bartholomeusz
Safa Sharif
Michael David Ross
Moyez Kassam
Wassim Sami Farhoud
Nikhil Hirdaramani
Adrienne Palmer

AI Workshop for Startups

Powered by Microsoft for Startups The vision of Microsoft is to build ethical and inclusive systems that have true AI across agents, applications, services and infrastructure. The session aims to...
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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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Mohammed Ahmadi
Sheikh Rashid bin Khalifa Al Khalifa
Hala Ahmed Sulaiman
Ashish Shah
Dane Stangler
Luma Aljishi

GEN Starters Club Meet-Up

Powered by GEN Global GEN Starters Club Meet Up! Network with your fellow scaleups while we discuss funding you international growth. This will be an applied discussion-no audience. Only for...
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Susan Amat

Action Plan for Startup Ecosystems: a practical case study

Powered by the Global Startup Ecosystem Report Come hear the Startup Genome leaders who author the Global Startup Ecosystem Report (GSER) talk about expanded rankings and in-depth analysis of sub-sectors...
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Arnobio Morelix
Marc Penzel

FinTech + Regulations: Building a Bridge Between Regional Frameworks

Powered by Bahrain Fintech Bay Presently, the UAE and Bahrain are leading examples of countries in the GCC that are pursuing FinTech cross-border operations through their participation in the Global...
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Khalid Saad
Wai Lum Kwok
Yasmeen Al-Sharaf
Jarmo T. Kotilaine
Abdulla Almoayed

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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Jean-Marie Avezou
Kristin Schreiber

Kauffman Foundation: Strengthening Entrepreneurs + Their Communities

Powered by the Kauffman Foundation Associates from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation will discuss the work they are doing in the United States to strengthen entrepreneurs and the communities they...
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Sameeksha Desai
Andy Stoll
Philip Gaskin
Jessica Looze
Victor W. Hwang

Government Failure: A Risk Estonia Was Willing to Take

Powered by Startup Estonia + Startup Nations Governments tell to entrepreneurs that failure is ok, but do not take risk themselves, because failure is not accepted in the public sector....
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Viljar Lubi

Creating impact for the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Powered by the Frankfurt Hub of the Global Shapers Community. Hack for a cause is a series of inspirational talks, panel discussions and design dashes with the objective of providing...
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Javad Mushtaq
Hera Barrameda
Damian Polok
Patrizia Baffioni
Robin Weninger
Nora Lambrecht
Laura Leun
Emmanuel Lubanzadio
Christopher Lee

Hack for a Cause

12:00-12:50: Creating impact for the UN Sustainable Development Goals Powered by the Frankfurt Hub of the Global Shapers Community. Hack for a cause is a series of inspirational talks, panel...
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Patrizia Baffioni
Robin Weninger
Nora Lambrecht
Laura Leun
Damian Polok
Emmanuel Lubanzadio
Hera Barrameda
Javad Mushtaq
Christopher Lee

Panel: Technology for Social Good – Innovation Entrepreneurship

Powered by the Frankfurt Hub of the Global Shapers Community. Empowering a new generation of social tech entrepreneurs. Social entrepreneurship is about“changing mindsets, patterns, the way things are done“Bill Drayton,...
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Hera Barrameda
Javad Mushtaq
Patrizia Baffioni
Laura Leun
Christopher Lee

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

GEC Talks

Powered by GEN Global 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),...
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Stephanie Marrus
Victor W. Hwang
Pedro Felipe Buitrago Restrepo
Armando Viteri
Marta del Castillo
V. Raman Kumar
Rebeca Hwang
Robert S. Langer
Bridgit Evans

e-Regulations: Helping Governments Reduce Barriers to Entrepreneurship

Powered by Global Enterprise Registration The eRegistration and eRegulations platforms offered by Global Enterprise Registration at ger.co provide countries with large informal economies not just a new tool for more...
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Frank Grozel

Discover the Entrepreneurship World Cup

Powered by Misk Foundation. Learn about the Entrepreneurship World Cup and explore how you can join this unique opportunity to scale up regardless of your stage. EWC is more than...
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Ana Maria Torres

Policy Design + Implementation: Challenges + Solutions

Powered by Startup Nations Atlas of Policies + the Startup Nations Policy Hack Camp fire session. Join us for a relaxed series of short, lightning presentations on various journeys in...
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Dane Stangler
Cristina Fernandez
Alesimo Mwanga
Naomi Koeberg
Sarolta Borzasi
Natalia Almeida

The Future of Food + Agripreneurship

Powered by the Kok 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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Ramy Boujawdeh
Hans Kunisch
Semi Hakim
Basak Saral

Access to Growth Capital: A Look at the Bahrain Investment Market

Powered by Bahrain Bourse The session aims at gathering fast-growing companies, startups, investors, accelerators, entrepreneurs and ecosystem builders to introduce Bahrain Investment Market (BIM) that enables fast-growing companies to obtain...
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Marwa Al-Maskati

The Dimensions of the Entrepreneurial Mindset: A Global Exploration

Powered by Mindcette LLC and the Global Entrepreneurship Research Network (GERN) What is it that leads people to become entrepreneurs, leaping into the unknown and creating the future? What is...
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Dr Kelly Shaver
Betsy Shaver
Phil Auerswald

Influencing Policy to Enable Startups to Compete Locally + Globally

Powered by Ministry of Industry & Commerce (MOIC) of Bahrain The panel will gather SMEs development board stakeholders to discuss the achieved policies that contribute in building a healthy entrepreneurship...
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Basem Alsaie
Buthaina Amin

Entrepreneurship Education + Re-learning Entrepreneurial Thinking

Powered by GEN Austria and GEN Indonesia The development of our entrepreneurial way of thinking does not begin with the beginning of our professional life, but is initiated in earlier...
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Johannes Lindner
Ivan Sandjaja
Selim Lee

GIST Tech-I Pitches

The top twelve science and technology entrepreneurs in the GIST Tech-I Competition pitch their ideas and startups to a panel of judges to determine which one will win prizes. The...
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Design Dash: SDG 9 -Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Powered by Frankfurt Hub of the Global Shapers Community. In this session, the audience will brainstorm and co-create solutions to tackle the UN Sustainable Development Goal 9: "Build resilient infrastructure,...
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Damian Polok
Patrizia Baffioni
Robin Weninger
Nora Lambrecht
Laura Leun
Emmanuel Lubanzadio
Christopher Lee
Hera Barrameda
Javad Mushtaq

Reshaping and nurturing disruptive Industries in Bahrain through "Investment in Innovation"

Powered by Tamkeen Investor awareness 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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Omar Rebhan
Safa A.KHALIQ
Maha Al Balushi
Nawaf Al Kooheji
Simon Galpin
Ali AlMajthoob
Shiv Vikram Khemka

The Future of Food + Agripreneurship in the METNA Region

Powered by the Kok 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....
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Ramy Boujawdeh
Mohamed Altawash
Sheikh Rashid bin Khalifa Al Khalifa
Magdy Elnemr

Top-Down + Bottom-Up: India's Journey Building a National Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

Powered by GEN India India has become the second largest entrepreneurship ecosystem in the world, all of this has happened in the last five years. This session will highlight some...
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Jayesh Ranjan
Padmaja Ruparel
Yaduvendra Mathur
Srinivas Kollipara
Yatin K Thakur

Leaders + Feeders in Policy: Tapping Entrepreneurs' Input to Remove Barriers

Powered by Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) + Startup Nations. Policy to support entrepreneurship has come to the fore in recent years, as evidenced by the emergence of startup...
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Cristian Sosa
David M. Glaccum
Kim Bettcher
IGOR MADZOV
Darwish Al-Mannai

Turkey Case Study: The importance of successful alliances in ecosystems

Join the Turkish delegation for discussion on the latest developments from the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Istanbul and throughout Turkey since GEC 2018.
Melisa Tokgoz Mutlu
Alev Ertem
Berrak Kutsoy
Ceyda Keceli
Hilal Gercek
Kutlu Karavelioglu

Entrepreneurial Success in Tech: Why "Moving Fast + Breaking Things" Seems Exciting but Won't Work

Powered by AirSensa Ltd. This famous quote by Mark Zuckerberg has been a cornerstone of the tech startup space for many years. It sounds cool and disruptive. Revolutionary. But just...
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Jonathan Steel

Designing a World-class Startup Campus

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 Sobieh
Kizito Okechukwu

Global Entrepreneurship Research Network: Annual Meeting

Powered by Global Entrepreneurship Research Network Pre-registration required via cristina@genglobal.org. The Global Entrepreneurship Research Network is a working coalition that catalyzes and aligns research that is integrally linked with the...
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Adenike Adeyemi
Denis Medvedev
Jonathan Ortmans
Cristina Fernandez
Matt Guttentag
Teo Firpo
Sameeksha Desai
Jessica Looze
Harry Devonshire
Ken Krull
Dr Kelly Shaver
Lucia Cusmano
Omar Al-Ubaydli
Dane Stangler
Arnobio Morelix
Johannes Lindner

Design Dash: SDG 11 & 13 – Sustainable Cities and Climate Action

Powered by Frankfurt Hub of the Global Shapers Community. In this session, the audience will brainstorm and co-create solutions to tackle the UN Sustainable Development Goal 11: "Make cities and...
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Hera Barrameda
Javad Mushtaq
Damian Polok
Patrizia Baffioni
Robin Weninger
Nora Lambrecht
Laura Leun
Emmanuel Lubanzadio
Christopher Lee
Day 3
17 Apr 2019

Entrepreneurship World Cup: Meeting for National Organizers

Powered by Misk Foundation. Informative and Interactive Session for EWC National Organizers. Pre-registration required via anamaria@genglobal.org. The Entrepreneurship World Cup is more than a pitch competition. It has a virtual...
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Ana Maria Torres
Abdulrahman Al Suhaymi

Impulse Session: Leveraging the potential of technology and entrepreneurship – Best practices in collaboration between startups and corporates unraveled:

Powered by Frankfurt Hub of the Global Shapers Community. Hack for a cause is a series of inspirational talks, panel discussions and design dashes with the objective of providing new...
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Javad Mushtaq
Damian Polok
Patrizia Baffioni
Robin Weninger
Nora Lambrecht
Laura Leun
Emmanuel Lubanzadio
Alok Kumar
Rebeca Hwang
Christopher Lee
Hera Barrameda

Building a Digital Nation: KEYNOTE BY FORMER PRESIDENT OF ESTONIA H.E. TOOMAS ILVES

Powered by Tamkeen Listen to the architect of the most digitally-savvy country on earth. In planned, succesive many waves of innovation, Estonia not only made tremendous digital advances, but it...
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H.E. Toomas Ilves
Arvind Gupta

Creative Industries + Entrepreneurship

Powered by Tamkeen. Join Michael Sturtz, Silicon Valley innovator and leader in the worldwide Maker movement, as he shares stories of the magic that happens when entrepreneurs combine traditional organizational...
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Michael Sturtz

Challenge-based Innovation Policies: the Cities Challenge

Powered by GEN Italy and META Group Challenge-based innovation policies can boost the entrepreneurial clout of a city while unearthing solutions to local problems at the same time. They are...
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Catherine Collins
Eugenio Canora
Nunzio Senatore

Hack for a Cause

09:00-09:50: Impulse Session: Leveraging the potential of technology and entrepreneurship – Best practices in collaboration between startups and corporates unraveled: Powered by Frankfurt Hub of the Global Shapers Community. Hack...
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Patrizia Baffioni
Robin Weninger
Nora Lambrecht
Laura Leun
Damian Polok
Emmanuel Lubanzadio
Hera Barrameda
Javad Mushtaq
Christopher Lee
Alok Kumar
Rebeca Hwang

Speed-Mentoring

Powered by GEN Global, EO and Tamkeen Speed-mentoring includes twenty minute 1-on-1 sessions between a mentor and a mentee. The mentor is usually a successful business entrepreneur or professional educator/speaker...
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Guillem Aris
Joanna Gray
Christopher Schroeder
Jeff Hoffman
David Bartholomeusz
Safa Sharif
Michael David Ross
Stephanie Marrus
Nikhil Hirdaramani
Shiv Vikram Khemka
Adrienne Palmer

Management by Mission

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 the purpose of a company...
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Carlos Rey

Accelerate Your Startups + Ecosystem: A New Platform

Powered by GEN Accelerates Learn about GEN Accelerates, an initiative to support capacity-building and program development for entrepreneur support organizations (ESOs) and governments. GEN Accelerates offers: Training and sharing of...
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Susan Amat

Lessons from Mapping + Measuring Entrepreneur Ecosystems

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
Bass Tadros
Chris Dorian
Farzaneh Eslamloo

Building Ecosystems Where Unicorns Grow

Powered by CFE Russia 2018 year has seen the biggest number of companies – 112 – who joined the “unicorn club.” Together it comprises 326 unicorns with the total evaluation...
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Ekaterina Vainberg
Alexander Borodich
Shiv Vikram Khemka

What Founders Wish They Knew Beforehand

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

Women Entrepreneurs: Local Advancement + 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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Zahraa Tahar
Sonya Janahi
Omar Al-Ubaydli
Sh. Deena Bent Rashed AlKhalifa
Melisa Tokgoz Mutlu

Impulse session: Youth unemployment in the MENA Region – trends and opportunities:

Powered by Frankfurt Hub of the Global Shapers Community. In this session, Laura Leun and Emmanuel Lubanzadio will address the elephant in the room: youth unemployment. The following questions will...
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Rebeca Hwang
Christopher Lee
Hera Barrameda
Alok Kumar
Emmanuel Lubanzadio
Laura Leun
Nora Lambrecht
Robin Weninger
Patrizia Baffioni
Damian Polok
Javad Mushtaq

Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Canvas: A Tool to Map Out + Design Your Ecosystem (Group 1)

Powered by Amsterdam Center of Entrepreneurship (ACE) and CH9 Bahrain First-come, first-serve. Maximum 30 participants. The Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Canvas is a powerful tool to map out stakeholder programs and activities...
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Mohamed Altawash
Arjan Goudsblom
Bart Sutorius

Running Experiments with New Entrepreneurship Programs: 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

Masterclass: Scaling Disruptive Innovation + Understanding The Traction Gap

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
Randall Ussery
Vinod Radhakeesoon

Global Business Angels Network 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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Rodrigo Villa
Nawaf Al Kooheji
Stephan Reckie
Phil Auerswald
Paulo Andrez
Rebeca Hwang
Jonathan Ortmans
Arvind Gupta
Sandi Gilbert

GEN Online: Using the Platform

Powered by GEN Global Join Genesis Lodise, Director for Digital Products at GEN, for demonstrations, question/answer sessions, and generally good conversations about leveraging its digital platform for your national ecosystem...
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Genesis Lodise

Connecting Ecosystems Across Borders: Understanding + Modeling Ecosystem Collaboration

Powered by GEN Global The global entrepreneurial ecosystem is made up of thousands of organic local ecosystems all at work on behalf of their innovators and communities. Whether searching for what...
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Kim Lane
Ellen Bateman
Johanna Cloete
Alexandra Koch
David Kuo
Mohamed Christian Ndonga
Henry Ong
Yatin K Thakur

Collaboration in Entrepreneurship: Working Alone No Longer Works

Powered by Bahrain Economic Development Board The disruptive technology of tomorrow will not be invented or commercialized by a single company or individual. Car companies are sharing resources to build...
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Sarah Schwab
Ryaan Sharif
Lawrence Morgan

Future of Work + Employment Pathways

Powered by MaRS Data Catalyst New technologies such as artificial intelligence, advanced robotics and nanotechnology are rapidly altering the skills composition of jobs, prospects for different occupations and the very...
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Malavika Kumaran

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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Yehuda RAFF

Universities: What Do Unicorns Cost?

Powered by Quatere Unicorns: Facebook, Uber, Airbnb, twitter, Pinterest; the trending term for private entrepreneurial companies that grow to be worth more than a Billion (US dollars equivalent). Can organizations...
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Ken Krull
Robert Wuebker
Julie Lenzer

Enabling a Digital Economy: Cloud Impact on Startups

Powered by Bahrain Economic Development Board The digital economy is a phrase that is used all the time, but to truly enjoy the benefits of higher growth, increasing productivity and...
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Yasser Abdulaziz
Hamad Al-Saie
Marwa Aleskafi
Esam Hammad

Design Dash: SDG 4 – Quality Education:

Powered by Frankfurt Hub of the Global Shapers Community. In this session, the audience will brainstorm and co-create solutions to tackle the UN Sustainable Development Goal 4: "Ensure inclusive and...
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Javad Mushtaq
Damian Polok
Patrizia Baffioni
Robin Weninger
Nora Lambrecht
Rebecca Palmer
Emmanuel Lubanzadio
Alok Kumar
Rebeca Hwang
Christopher Lee
Hera Barrameda

Startupbootcamp + Dubai Smart City Accelerator Info Hub

Powered by Startupbootcamp The Dubai Smart City Accelerator (DSCA) welcomes founders, entrepreneurship support organizations and those interested in the Smart Cities theme to meet our team and learn more about...
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Leen Nabulsi
Ibrahim Seksek

Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Canvas: A Tool to Map Out + Design Your Ecosystem (Group 2)

Powered by Amsterdam Center of Entrepreneurship(ACE) and CH9 Bahrain First-come, first-serve. Maximum 30 participants. The Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Canvas is a powerful tool to map out stakeholder programs and activities to...
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Mohamed Altawash
Bart Sutorius
Arjan Goudsblom

Entrepreneurship in Bahrain: Myths + Reality

Powered by Mindcette LLC, Derasat, Tamkeen and Global Entrepreneurship Research Network (GERN) This session will feature a discussion between experts on entrepreneurship inside and outside Bahrain. The panel will discuss...
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Dr Kelly Shaver
Betsy Shaver
Omar Al-Ubaydli
Jarmo T. Kotilaine

Building Entrepreneur-centric Communities

Powered by Startup Huddle In this session, participants will learn about the power of entrepreneurial communities and how to adopt and implement GEN programs like Startup Huddle and Global Entrepreneurship...
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Asif Iqbal
Kim Lane
Michelle N. Samuel
Yuval Yarden
Cristobal Duran
Aisha Habli

Entrepreneurial Cities

Powered by Startup Nations + Startup Genome Hear directly from innovative city leaders about how they are supporting cultures of entrepreneurship and problem-solving in their regions. We will discuss lessons...
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Dane Stangler
Jose Maria Rodriguez
Thulani Nzama
Eugenio Canora
Nunzio Senatore
Brian Kim

Data Ready Entrepreneur Support Organizations

Powered by the Global Entrepreneurship Research Network (GERN) A significant variance exists in the ability of ESOs to effectively monitor their performance and impact on the ecosystems in which they...
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Harry Devonshire
Susan Amat

Buyout Entrepreneurship and M&A: Key Drivers of Growth

Powered by Transeo, European Association for SME Transfer Buyout entrepreneurship is one of the ways to unleash the entrepreneurial potential of individuals but remains unknown in many countries. Buying an...
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Hartmut Schneider
Albert Colomer

Spotlight on Youth Entrepreneurship

Powered by Babson College Over 40 percent of the world population is under the age of 25 and yet youth unemployment stands at 13.2%, which is three times higher than...
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Abdulla Fakhro
Phillip Kim
Vinod Radhakeesoon
Lulwa Al-Soudairy
Noora Jamsheer
Dana Jawahery

Working with the United States on Entrepreneurship Promotion Around the World

Join as session with the U.S. Department of State, Global Entrepreneurship Program and learn how the United States is supporting efforts to advance entrepreneurship through its local missions and programs....
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Brian W. NAFZIGER

Growth of Corporate Accelerators

Powered by Qotuf Corporations have seen the value in being more connected to innovation and startups in their industry. Corporate accelerator programs have produced a global worldwide investment of over...
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Mohannad Alnabulsi

Impulse Session: Industry Innovation-A perspective from the world of finance:

Powered by Frankfurt Hub of the Global Shapers Community. Hack for a cause is a series of inspirational talks, panel discussions and design dashes with the objective of providing new...
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Hera Barrameda
Christopher Lee
Rebeca Hwang
Alok Kumar
Emmanuel Lubanzadio
Laura Leun
Nora Lambrecht
Robin Weninger
Patrizia Baffioni
Damian Polok
Javad Mushtaq

Donors & entrepreneurial programmes: the funding sustainability challenge

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
Ismael Soumahoro
Mutaz Hassan
Julio Maria

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-Sarle
Bidushi Bhattacharya
Brandon Seifert
Steve Wolfe
Karin Nilsdotter

MVP Development: The Case for Accelerators

Powered by Brinc Batelco and Flat6Labs Bahrain Accelerators provide startups with an ecosystem of support, team skills, and assistance in building the first version of a product, otherwise known as...
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Sarah Schwab
Yasin Aboudaoud
Ryaan Sharif
Ahmed M. Elsayed

Expo 2020 Dubai: Opportunities for Entrepreneurs and Social Innovators

Powered by Expo 2020 Dubai – Expo Live Innovation Impact Grant Programme Expo 2020 Dubai team will present what Expo 2020 Dubai means to the regional and global entrepreneurship ecosystem,...
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Jana Elkova
Dana AlMehza
Mohammed Toraif

There is no competition in making the world a better place – how entrepreneurs, corporates and policy makers prove to change the world together!

Powered by the Frankfurt Hub of the Global Shapers Community. This panel will explore how different stakeholders (entrepreneurs, corporates, policy makers) are collaborating to create positive impact. The panellists will...
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Damian Polok
Robin Weninger
Nora Lambrecht
Emmanuel Lubanzadio
Hera Barrameda

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 most experienced national campaign catalysts from around the world as they share their experiences building and managing national...
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Buke Cuhadar
Mark Marich

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 Global This session will be a live demonstration of Startup Huddle, the Global Entrepreneurship Network program that educates, engages and connects entrepreneurs around the world – one...
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Kim Lane
Yuval Yarden
Mansoor Mujtaba

Masterclass: Pitching + Storytelling

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

Exponential Technologies + Entrepreneur-led Development

Powered by GEN eXponential
Phil Auerswald
Arvind Gupta
Sriram Bharatam

Your Data-Driven Map to Trade

Powered by Export Bahrain, in collaboration with the International Trade Centre Export Bahrain and the International Trade Centre (ITC) have joined forces to bring Bahraini exporters of non-oil goods relevant trade...
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Pitchaya Sam Eamon
Aida Al Mudaifa

#WhatsNext in Corporate Innovation

Powered by Nest New entrants, new technologies and new business models are emerging at an increasingly rapid pace. What does the future look like? #WhatsNext is a signature event series...
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Lawrence Morgan
Andrew Sims
Hamad Fuad
Krithpaka Boonfueng

Riyada Talk

Powered by the Public Authority for SME Development, Sultanate of Oman. Riyada Talk is a public talk show organized by The Public Authority for Small and Medium Enterprises Development (Riyada)...
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Al-Mutajaredah Sulieman Moosa Al-Mandhari
Khalid Ahmed Alabri
Safiya Al Bahlani
Hilal Saif Al Hosni

How to Build Cohesive Work Teams

Powered by EO In this session, EO Members will share their experience around creating and supporting a team that works well together through goal setting, effective meeting panning/execution and developing...
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Yehuda RAFF

GEN UK Meet-up

Powered by GEN UK By invitation only.
Taj Heer

GEC 2019: Closing Plenary + Entrepreneurship World Cup Venture Night

16.30: Call to Order Emcee: Jonathan Ortmans, President, GEN 16.35: Keynote Pranav Mistry, Global Senior Vice President of Research, Samsung 17.00: Fireside Chat: How to Fuel Ecosystems that Thrive on...
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Jonathan Ortmans
Rebeca Hwang
H.E. Toomas Ilves
Jeff Hoffman
Pranav Mistry
Alex Johnston
Ana Maria Torres
Abdulrahman Al Suhaymi
Day 4
18 Apr 2019

GEN National Strategy Working Sessions

Powered by GEN Global 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...
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Fringe Event: Building Future Entrepreneurs: The ET&A Mindset

In this 1-day practical hands-on workshop, we will address the "3 Mindsets" of successful entrepreneurs that form the core principles of Babson College 's Entrepreneurial Thought & Action methodology: The...
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Phillip Kim
Vinod Radhakeesoon

Fringe Event: Design Thinking for Entrepreneurs

Join Michael Sturtz, Silicon Valley innovator and design thinking educator, as he hosts this dynamic interactive workshop, Design Thinking for Entrepreneurs. Participants will learn how to effectively prototype concepts and...
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Michael Sturtz

Fringe Event: The GEC Ecosystem Networking Session

To introduce GEN delegates to representatives of the Ecosystem builders in Bahrain. **E-invite attached/Private Event (by invitation only) – Ecosystem Tour

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