GERN is a working coalition of institutions that fund, conduct and apply entrepreneurship research.  GERN members are listed below, alphabetically and by category:


Funder Members: Public or private sector organizations that finance research into entrepreneurial dynamics.

  • Allan Gray Orbis Foundation | South Africa
  • Argidius Foundation | Switzerland
  • ​Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation | United States
  • Ciputra Foundation | Indonesia
  • Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation | United States
  • Future Cities Catapult | United Kingdom
  • Korea Entrepreneurship Foundation (KEF) | South Korea
  • NESTA | United Kingdom
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • RKW Kompetenzzentrum | Germany
  • United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
  • USAID | United States
  • World Bank Group


Research Members: Academic research community and researchers, including universities' research centers, think tanks, research institutes, and other institutions that conduct and disseminate entrepreneurship research as part of their core mission.

  • Arab Institute for Business Leaders | Tunisia
  • Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE)  | United States
  • Bahrain Center for Strategic, International and Energy Studies (Derasat) 
  • Bruegel | Belgium
  • The Entrepreneurship Database Program at Emory University | United States
  • Endeavor Insight | United States
  • The GEDI Institute | United States
  • MaRS Data Catalyst | Canada
  • Mindcette LLC | United States
  • PRODEM | Argentina
  • Startup Genome | United States
  • Quatere (Foundry) | United States


Program Members: Entrepreneurship support programs that apply findings, provide data or formally engage in entrepreneurship research projects.

  • Ashoka University | India
  • Daffodil International University | Bangladesh
  • Endeavor Brazil
  • Academy of Entrepreneurship | Greece
  • FATE Foundation | Nigeria 


GERN also engages a community of entrepreneurship research stakeholders who are interested in keeping abreast of outcomes from GERN research priorities and collaborations:

  • African Development Bank 
  • Arab Institute for Business Leaders | Tunisia
  • Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
  • Danish Foundation for Entrepreneurship - Young Enterprise | Denmark
  • Federation of Enterprises in Belgium (VBO-FEB) | Belgium
  • FUSADES | El Salvador
  • Inter-American Development Bank
  • Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) | Mexico
  • Tony Elumelu Foundation | Nigeria
  • University of West Indies | Jamaica


Are you interested in joining GERN? Please email introducing your organization and entrepreneurship research interest.