The GERN Annual Meeting is dedicated to exploring ways to provide and align more robust evidence that can advance entrepreneurial activity and new firm formation by gathering representatives of GERN member institutions – the leading organizations globally that fund and conduct entrepreneurship research.
The GERN Annual Meeting is traditionally aligned with the Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC) where GERN members engage with entrepreneurs, investors, leaders of entrepreneur support organizations, and other stakeholders. At the GEC, GERN members source questions from the field, and when evidence is available, they bring their perspectives to bear on policymaking, programming and other practical applications for the wider entrepreneurship community.
Throughout the year, GERN members have the opportunity to convene at other GEN-affiliated events, such as the Startup Nations Summit, a gathering of entrepreneurship-savvy policymakers from across the globe held at the end of November. In addition, many GERN members host national and regional conferences, research meetings, and other events that provide opportunities for interaction and collaboration.
October 2020: GERN Annual Meeting VII
Past GERN Meetings
2014: Inaugural GERN Annual Meeting
2015: GERN Annual Meeting II
2016: GERN Annual Meeting III
Daegu, South Korea
Johannesburg & Cape Town, South Africa
2019: GERN Annual Meeting VI