Apply for Startup Open 2016

New Business? Be in with a chance of winning an expenses paid trip to the Global Entrepreneurship Congress 2017 in Johannesburg!

Startup Open is a global competition for entrepreneurs from any industry with a new business that has yet to raise any outside capital from angel investors, venture capital firms or other formal sources of seed funding.

The competition entries will be judged by a panel based on a range of criteria including growth potential, passion, creativity, level of idea development and pitching skills.

The grand prize for the winners who will be announced during Global Entrepreneurship Week in November is a trip to the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2017. The 10 finalists will also gain membership to the GEN Starters Club.

Click here for more information and to apply, applications close on the 30th of September.

President Obama at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit

Catch up with all the happenings from the recent Global Entrepreneurship Summit held in Silicon Valley

Last week Stanford University hosted the seventh annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit, bringing together more than 1,000 entrepreneurs, investors and startup champions form around the world.

Hosted by U.S President Barack Obama, it exemplified the support and spark he has instilled for global entrepreneurship during his time in office. In his remarks he referred to entrepreneurs as “the glue… who can help lead to a more peaceful and prosperous future that provides opportunity for everybody,” a powerful statement emphasising the global value of entrepreneurs in our future.

To read more about the Summit read the Global Entrepreneurship Network’s blog post here. You can also watch videos of the event on the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016 Silicon Valley YouTube channel.

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