Dear Entrepreneurs: Apply to the 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in The Hague (deadline 30.1.2019)

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Circular Change and our long-standing partner for connecting Slovenian and Dutch companies, transferring best practices in business and policy, and one of the strongest supporters of the Circular Change Conference the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands are inviting all entrepreneurs, who are active in the fields of agriculture, connectivity, energy, health and water, with circular economy as the cross-cutting theme, to apply to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, which will be held June 4 and 5 in the Netherlands.

If you are an entrepreneur with investment-ready projects or social enterprises with exciting solutions looking to scale internationally, we encourage you to apply to attend GES 2019 by clicking on the link below. To apply, fill in an application  on the GES website before January 30.

The Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) 2019 will connect entrepreneurs from all over the globeto the most influential international investors and business leaders.  
The event - organised in a joint effort by the US and Dutch governments- will focus on the commercial value of global challenges, showcasing technological impact solutions within Agriculture, Connectivity, Energy, Health and Water. 

The primary aim of GES is to promote entrepreneurship worldwide. In support of this, GES offers a unique and international platform where the innovations of entrepreneurs from across the globe can be showcased to an audience of foreign investors, presenting their tech solutions to global challenges

GES 2019 will bring 2,000 entrepreneurs, investors, corporates, policy makers and thought leaders under one roof. It will comprise of 1,200 entrepreneur participants from: the US (400), the Netherlands (200), Europe (200), and the rest of the world (400).The event offers an inspiring two-day program filled with motivational keynote speakers, high-level panel discussions, matchmaking activities and curated investor meetups.

Entrepreneurs must meet criteria in order to be eligible for selection:

·            Technology with the potential to contribute to global challenges within Agriculture, Connectivity, Energy, Health and Water 

·            An innovation that is more than a concept, with a functioning, market-ready business model

·            An enterprise that is investor-ready, with the ambition and the capacity to scale-up internationally within 5 years

·            Preference for entrepreneurs that work together with universities or research institutions

Applications will be reviewed by an independent jury who will carry out the selection of invitees for GES 2019.  

Background information
What is the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2019?

On 4 and 5 June 2019, the United States and the Netherlands will co-host the 9th 'Global Entrepreneurship Summit'- the GES 2019.

GES is a unique international platform where entrepreneurs can present their innovative solutions to global challenges. GES will create an environment that fosters innovation, empowers entrepreneurs, engages investors, and leads to concrete business deals. It is an atmosphere and market place through which ideas are supported and brought to action.

Over the course of two days, participants will engage with leaders and representatives from the global community engaged in entrepreneurship and build connections that transform ideas into enterprises. The programme will feature a variety of keynote sessions from top speakers, expert sessions that address key business challenges and innovative, forward thinking matchmaking activities.

At previous GES summits, governments and the private sector have committed over $1 billion in new capital to entrepreneurs worldwide. For early stage entrepreneurs, these commitments have resulted in resources, trainings, and platforms to learn from and connect with others. More established entrepreneurs have benefitted from investor commitments to fund and scale their businesses globally.