At a pre-event in Kansas this week the names got out of big corporates which participate in the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) 2019, June 4 and 5 in The Hague, the Netherlands. These include such large companies as Philips and APG.
Hosted by two of the world’s most innovative countries, the United States and the Netherlands, GES 2019 will focus on global opportunities for the next wave of entrepreneur-led innovation in scalable tech, from artificial intelligence and robotics to blockchain, big data, new science and more.
On the agenda: facilitating growth and disruptions for tech scale-ups in all industry sectors, including five Future Now sectors, Agriculture/Food, Connectivity, Energy, Health, and Water.
Next to Philips and APG, companies like KPN, UPS, Heineken, EY, De Goudse Verzekeringen, Avantium, Gaston Schul, Stryker/Amsterdam skills center, Sas Institute Netherlands – DNA Lab, ProRail and the Dutch National Police will be joining. These companies organize so-called business challenges: competitions for innovative entrepreneurs to find tech solutions for societal challenges. These business challenges are run by KVK Netherlands Chamber of Commerce.
During the summit entrepreneurs can make deals with corporate companies and meet the biggest investors from all over the world.
Over 6000 entrepreneurs from over 120 countries have applied. A group of jury members will select the best 1200 entrepreneurs. They will engage with over 400 investors representing 100s of billions of dollars, as well as top policymakers, corporate partners and thought leaders to accelerate solutions. In total, 2000 participants are expected to join this edition of GES.
The Global Entrepreneurship Summit has been initialized by former president Obama. This year the summit takes place in The Hague and is chaired by Minister Kaag, the Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation.
An estimated 20,000 emerging leaders have participated in Global Entrepreneurship Summits since 2010. At previous GES Summits, governments and the private sector have committed to provide over 1 billion dollar in new capital to entrepreneurs worldwide.
Check out the website of GES2019 for more information.