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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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Press Releases

New Index Shows Increase in Entrepreneurship Could Add $7 Trillion to Global Economy

More Released on November 29, 2017

GEN Launches Effort to Stimulate Entrepreneurial Growth throughout Asia

More Released on September 21, 2017

BrighTap, a Smart Water Meter Sensor, Takes First Place in GEN's Startup Open

More Released on January 7, 2017

GEN's Startup Nations Awards Presented to Global Leaders for Advancing Entrepreneurship Policies

More Released on November 20, 2016

Global Entrepreneurship Network Announces Top 10 Startup Open Finalists

More Released on November 17, 2016

GEN, GEDI Institute Release 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Index

More Released on November 15, 2016

GEN Announces Finalists for Startup Nations Award for Groundbreaking Policy Thinking

More Released on September 30, 2016

Startup Genome, Global Entrepreneurship Network Partner to Evaluate World’s Top Startup Ecosystems

More Released on September 20, 2016

Global Entrepreneurship Network, UNCTAD, U.S. State Department Partner to Ease Business Registration

More Released on June 24, 2016

Siam Organic Crowned 'Spark the Fire' Champion at GES 2016

More Released on June 23, 2016

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny Announces Cork will host the 2016 Startup Nations Summit

More Released on February 12, 2016

Desolenator, Solar-Powered Water Desalination System, Takes First Place in Startup Open

More Released on December 22, 2015

South Korean Science Minister Receives Startup Nations Award for National Policy Leadership

More Released on November 23, 2015

Global Entrepreneurship Network Honors Innovative New Startups

More Released on November 19, 2015

Former VP of European Commission Kroes Recognized by GEN for Championing Startups

More Released on November 18, 2015

2016 Global Entrepreneurship Index Provides Roadmap for Policymakers on Entrepreneurship Growth

More Released on November 12, 2015

GEN Now Accepting Applications for Women’s Venture Xchange-Africa

More Released on October 2, 2015

GEN Magazine Launches to Spotlight Global Growth in Entrepreneurship

More Released on September 17, 2015

New Data from Global Entrepreneurship Index Shows Entrepreneurship Beginning to Flourish in Kenya

More Released on July 27, 2015

GEN to Unleash More than $100 Million to Support Entrepreneurs in 160 Countries

More Released on July 27, 2015

New Women's Venture Xchange-Africa Program to Support Female Founders

More Released on July 24, 2015

GeoPoll, GEN and U.S. State Department Survey Shows Demand for Entrepreneurship Training in Africa

More Released on July 23, 2015

Spark Coalition Aims to Ignite Global Entrepreneurship

More Released on May 11, 2015

1776 and Global Entrepreneurship Network Partner to Uncover and Scale World-Changing Startups

More Released on March 17, 2015

Johannesburg to Host Africa’s First-ever Global Entrepreneurship Congress

More Released on March 17, 2015

Global Entrepreneurship Network Names 2015 GEW Awards Finalists

More Released on February 26, 2015

Global Entrepreneurship Network Names Buenos Aires Winner of GEC Cities Challenge

More Released on February 5, 2015

Startup Experience Joins Global Entrepreneurship Network to Educate Young Entrepreneurs

More Released on January 22, 2015

Global Entrepreneurship Congress Named ‘Best Business Event’ of 2014 by Moscow Times

More Released on December 17, 2014

Mexico City Selected to Host 2015 Startup Nations Summit

More Released on November 24, 2014

Breezometer, Real-Time Air Quality App, Takes Top Prize in Startup Open

More Released on November 18, 2014

Global Entrepreneurship Index Maps Current State of Entrepreneurship in 130 Countries

More Released on November 17, 2014