The Global Entrepreneurship Summit is an annual gathering of leading and emerging entrepreneurs, promoters and investors from all around the world who come together to address the issues surrounding entrepreneurship as well as discussing innovative ideas to foster the growth of new companies. GES 2017 aimed to foster an atmosphere that empowered women innovators and enable them to raise their innovative ideas to the next level. The summit which lasted for two and a half days comprised of various networking and mentoring events as well as workshops. Many entrepreneurs were able to pitch their ideas at the summit as well as build as partnerships and get funding for their projects at the event.
Women First- Theme of Summit
The US delegation was led by Ms. Ivanka Trump, who is the advisor to the president of United States. Ms Trump while speaking at the summit highlighted the need for lifting barriers that restricted women from innovating and asked everyone to come together in order to allow women the freedom to innovate and empowering them to succeed. She affirmed that the economy and society of the various nations of the globe would reach its full potential only when women are empowered. The Prime Minister of India also made a speech during the summit where he highlighted the need for innovation and empowerment of women.
Indo-US ties strengthened during the summit
The summit which was the first in Hyderabad showcased the talent of Indian entrepreneurs and re-affirmed the respect they command in countries like USA and all over the globe. As Ivanka Trump mentioned in her speech, tech innovators from India are taking over the globe. Satya Nadella, an immigrant in the USA, from Hyderabad, has risen to become the CEO of Microsoft, while another tech giant Google is headed by yet another Indian immigrant Indian, Sundar Picchai. The GES summit which was attended by more than 1200 entrepreneurs over a period of two days also hosted many successful Indian immigrants who set up business in various parts of the world. The summit was a showcase of the innovativeness and intelligence of Indian immigrants who took the initiative to start over in a new country, while dealing with climate and culture that they were not accustomed to and made their mark on the economy and society of their new home