Mexico City Selected to Host 2015 Startup Nations Summit

Industry: Entrepreneurs

Gathering to explore effective policies and programs to support entrepreneurs in Mexico and around the world

Washington, DC (PRUnderground) November 24th, 2014

Next November during the Global Entrepreneurship Week, Mexico City will host a global gathering of startup champions, researchers, policymakers and others working to advance entrepreneurial growth in countries around the world. The announcement was made from the stage of the 2014 Startup Nations Summit in Seoul, Korea.

The Ministry of the Economy of Mexico and the National Entrepreneurship Institute (INADEM) submitted the successful bid and will co-host the summit along with the Global Entrepreneurship Network.

In a message previously sent, Mr. Enrique Jacob Rocha, president of the National Entrepreneurship Institute, expressed his gratitude to the Global Entrepreneurship Network for the selection of Mexico as host nation of the Startup Nations Summit 2015. He emphasized: “The talent of Mexicans, together with the Federal Government’s commitment with innovation and efforts in consolidating an entrepreneurial environment, turn Mexico into an ideal ecosystem for high-impact ventures.”

Furthermore, he invited all Mexicans to take part in this important event, reaffirming the nation’s interest in supporting entrepreneurs as agents of social and economic change.

The Startup Nations Summit gathers a network of startup community leaders and policymakers to help enable high impact entrepreneurship in nations across the globe, especially through the identification of policy levers and smart public sector driven programs.

Jonathan Ortmans, president of the Global Entrepreneurship Network, met with the leadership of INADEM over the past several months to discuss plans to host the summit and to strengthen the national and local entrepreneurial ecosystems throughout Mexico.

“The government of Mexico has demonstrated a keen grasp on the importance of entrepreneurs to a country’s economy and have taken decisive steps to institutionalize that support,” said Ortmans. “Holding the Startup Nations Summit in Mexico City will bring additional ideas on policies and programs to help entrepreneurs start and scale new firms—while highlighting the rapid expansion of its startup ecosystem.”

The 2015 summit will serve as one of the highlights of Global Entrepreneurship Week, celebrated in 150 countries by millions of participants through 25,000 events and competitions.

Mexico is the first Latin-American country to host the Startup Nations Summit. Previously, the summit has been held in Ottawa, Canada; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and Seoul, Korea.


About the Global Entrepreneurship Network

Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) is a year-round platform of programs and initiatives created by the communities that celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week each November. Aimed at creating one global entrepreneurial ecosystem, GEN helps people in 150 countries unleash their ideas and turn them into promising new ventures—creating jobs, unearthing innovations for society and strengthening economic stability around the world. For details on the programs and initiatives that make up GEN, visit

About the National Entrepreneurship Institute (INADEM)

The National Entrepreneurship Institute is an administrative agency of the Ministry of Economy, which aims to implement, execute and coordinate national policy to support entrepreneurs and micro, small and medium enterprises. INADEM promotes innovation and competitiveness to build an entrepreneurial culture and strengthen the country’s position in international markets. For more information on INADEM, visit

About Global Entrepreneurship Network

The Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN)  operates a platform of projects and programs in 170 countries aimed at making it easier for anyone, anywhere to start and scale a business. By fostering deeper cross border collaboration through initiatives engaging entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, policymakers and entrepreneurial support organizations, GEN works to fuel healthier start and scale ecosystems that create jobs, educate individuals, accelerate innovation and strengthen economic growth. For details on the programs and initiatives that make up GEN, visit and follow @unleashingideas on Twitter.

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