GEN Programmes

GEN runs forums, events and programmes throughout the year and around the world.

They are designed to provide opportunities for the ecosystem to connect and engage with programmes and resources to enable their start and scale communities.
You can find more details about GEN’s programmes on the GEN GLOBAL website

Forums and Events

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STARTUP NATIONS

Startup Nations is a collection of policymakers and leaders of public-sector programmes focused on identifying and exploring innovative regulatory changes and other policy levers to help accelerate the growth of new and young firms in their economies.

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GEC

The Global Entrepreneurship Congress is a gathering of startup champions from around the world—where entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, thought leaders and policymakers work together to help bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.

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GEC+

Since it launched in Kansas City, the Global Entrepreneurship Congress has evolved into a large-scale event that brings together thousands of delegates covering diverse elements of startup ecosystems around the world.

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SUMMIT

The Startup Nations Summit features startup-savvy policy advisors and startup community leaders collaborating on smarter policies and public sector driven programmes to better enable high-impact entrepreneurship.

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GEW

During one week each November, thousands of events and competitions around the world inspire millions to engage in entrepreneurial activity while connecting them to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors. Since 2008, Global Entrepreneurship Week has expanded to over 170 countries – building and strengthening entrepreneurial ecosystems around the world.

Programmes & Resources

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GEN CONNECT

GEN Connect is a collection of virtual platforms that offer access for registered members to individuals and organizations within the Global Entrepreneurship Network. The platforms include an evolving set of tools to help strengthen local ecosystem connections while working to unite them under the banner of one global ecosystem.

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The Global Business Angels Network is a global community of business angel networks and organizations coordinated by the Global Entrepreneurship Network. GBAN brings greater public awareness and engagement to the role that business angels play in helping new firms start and scale.

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GERN

The Global Entrepreneurship Research Network is a working coalition that catalyzes and aligns research that is integrally linked with the practice of entrepreneurship and the growth of entrepreneurial ecosystems.

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GER

Global Enterprise Registration is an index of web portals around the world allowing online business registration or describing the business registration process. It is intended to promote the use and improvement of business registration services worldwide, by allowing easy access to existing online systems and by facilitating the exchange of experiences and best practices among governments.

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YOUNOODLE COMPETE

YouNoodle Compete is a customizable startup programme management platform that has powered more than 1000 competitions/programmes run by corporations, accelerators, universities, foundations and more.

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GEN SPACE

GEN Space provides an ecosystem platform to help stimulate the creation of startups and scale-ups focused on entrepreneurial opportunities in space.

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GEN STARTERS CLUB

GEN Starters Club is a global community made up of talented founders whose promising startups have been battle-tested through one or more of GEN’s global startup competitions. It provides a global interface – reaching more than 170 countries – with fellow challenge winners, experienced entrepreneurs, startup champions and potential investors for support and continued growth.

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GEN ACCELERATES

GEN Accelerates provides capacity-building programming to strengthen and grow local, national and regional entrepreneurship ecosystems. It combines a powerful virtual platform with plug-and-play curriculum and structured mentorship for entrepreneurs, accelerators and ecosystem builders with experts in the field and a global network of in-country support to help entrepreneurs flourish everywhere.

Partner Programmes

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GEN CAMPUS

The GEN Campus initiative is an effort to create scalable startup villages where entrepreneurs can connect, collaborate and share knowledge and networks in ecosystems where talent is plentiful but opportunity is not. Healthy entrepreneurial ecosystems benefit from new and young firm density within a given geographic area – making it easy for entrepreneurs to connect with each other and access the resources they need.