The four-day conference begins with the GEN Global Assembly – which connects the GEN global communities while exploring innovative approaches to empowering entrepreneurs and ecosystem builders, as well as look at new projects the network has in the pipeline. The Global Assembly will be held on Monday, April 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with additional sessions on Thursday.
The 10th anniversary of the Global Entrepreneurship Congress will soon bring thousands of entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers, researchers and entrepreneurship support organizations to a global startup hub – featuring in-depth sessions and workshops on the latest developments in entrepreneurship from around the world.
GEC 2018, held April 16-19 in Istanbul, Turkey, will take a look at the intersection of mindset, culture and barriers that exist within all entrepreneurship ecosystems. From exponential thinking – exploring how entrepreneurship moves from incremental to truly disruptive innovation – to innovation culture and inclusive entrepreneurship, the Global Entrepreneurship Congress features sessions on leading-edge topics within the space.
The two largest days feature plenary sessions spotlighting a global collection of entrepreneurs, investors and ecosystem supporters amplified by an impressive collection of 128 parallel sessions — 64 each on Tuesday and Wednesday — covering a wide range of topics, including tracks dedicated to: Empowering Emerging Ecosystems; Global Challenges; Entrepreneurial Learning; Scaling Up; Mobilizing Capital; Women’s Entrepreneurship; Industry Disruption; Corporate Engagement; Fintech Innovations; Digital Economy; Lifestyle Innovations; and Social Entrepreneurship.