About GEC

About GEC


The Global Entrepreneurship Congress is a gathering of startup champions from around the world—where entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, thought leaders and policymakers work together to help bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.

Hosted in different rising entrepreneurial cities each spring, the Congress fosters collaboration among thousands of delegates from more than 170 countries to define action in addressing challenges around growing entrepreneurial ecosystems and more effectively enabling entrepreneurs everywhere.

With live events featuring the latest, best-in-class programming and research, the Global Entrepreneurship Congress is an opportunity to connect and stay apprised of new ideas, insights and developments. 

Previous GEC city hosts have included:

  • Kansas City (2009)
  • Dubai (2010)
  • Shanghai (2011)
  • Liverpool (2012)
  • Rio de Janeiro (2013)
  • Moscow (2014)
  • Milan (2015)
  • Medellin (2016)
  • Johannesburg (2017)
  • Istanbul (2018)
  • Bahrain (2019)