Building One Global Entrepreneurship Ecosystem
The Global Entrepreneurship Network is a non-profit organization operating programs in 200 countries aimed at making it easier for anyone, anywhere to start and scale a business.
By fostering deeper cross-border collaboration and initiatives between entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, policymakers and entrepreneurial support organizations, GEN fuels healthier start and scale ecosystems that create more jobs, provide education, accelerate innovation and strengthen economic growth.
GEN’s comprehensive global footprint of national operations and global verticals in policy, research and programs ensures members have uncommon access to the most relevant knowledge, networks, communities and programs relative to size of economy, maturity of ecosystem, language, culture, geography and more.
GEN divides its efforts into four distinct categories:
Programs, including Global Entrepreneurship Week, an awareness campaign engaging millions of people each November through thousands of activities that celebrate entrepreneurs and inspire others – particularly those who face structural barriers or may have never considered the idea of launching a startup – to follow in their footsteps.
Programs, including GEN Research, and other initiatives that compile, share and analyze data related to new firm formation to better understand the underlying conditions that best enable entrepreneurs to thrive.
Programs that support entrepreneurs at all stages to reach their next phase of growth. These include: GEN Policy; GEN Invest; GEN Accelerates; GEN Campus; GEN Space; GEN Starters Club; Global Enterprise Registration; Startup Huddle; and the Entrepreneurship World Cup.
Programs that strengthen local ecosystems around the world by connecting entrepreneurs, ecosystem builders and community leaders. These include the Global Entrepreneurship Congress, GEC+, the Startup Nations Summit and an expanding range of virtual programming.
GEN Impact Reports
2022 Impact Report (16 MB)
2019 Impact Report (7 MB)
2018 Impact Report (17 MB)
2017 Impact Report (11 MB)
2016 Impact Report (6 MB)
2015 Impact Report (2 MB)