GEN Entrepreneurs India Foundation the legal affiliate of Global Entrepreneurship Network works across India to promote, support and strengthen entrepreneurship by involving the key stakeholders of the ecosystem including government, academic institutions, investors and other entrepreneurship support organizations (ESO’) as its members in making India the largest destination for entrepreneurs. 

The Global Entrepreneurship Network operates a platform of projects and programs in 170 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 India works to fuel healthier start and scale ecosystems that create more jobs, educate individuals, accelerate innovation and strengthen economic growth.

GEN India’s extensive footprint of national operations and global verticals in policy, research and programs ensure members have uncommon access to the most relevant knowledge, networks, communities and programs relative to the size of the economy, maturity of ecosystem, language, culture, geography and more.

GEN India helps celebrate, understand, support and connect entrepreneurs and those who champion them.

  • Celebrate: The world needs entrepreneurs – the doers and makers of things -  but not all ecosystems enjoy the entrepreneurial culture that is prevalent in startup hubs like Silicon Valley, Singapore, and Sao Paolo. Through Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), GEN celebrates the successes and impact of entrepreneurs in an effort to help break down cultural barriers and reach new audiences, expanding the number of people who at some point in their lives consider trying their hand at birthing the new and becoming an entrepreneur.

  • Understand: There is an increasing demand for evidence-based public policies and programs that accelerate growth.  While government, corporate and education institution leaders have become eager champions with resources, they require better data, research, and analysis about entrepreneurship barriers, needs, and opportunities and which program interventions and policies to address them are proven to have maximum impact. Through the Global Entrepreneurship Research Network (GERN) and GEN’s Startup Nations policymaker network, GEN helps identify and crowdsource best-in-class policies and public programs that help entrepreneurs thrive.

  • Support: Through efforts such as the Global Business Angels Network, Global Enterprise Registration, Startup Huddle, GEN Starters Club, Startup Open and other programs, GEN offers programs and resources intended to help smooth the path to market for founder teams and provide entrepreneurs at all stages with the support necessary to reach the next level.

  • Connect: GEN helps break down siloes and enhance collaboration among entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers, researchers and startup community leaders through its virtual platforms and numerous live events, including its Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC) and GEC+ series, the annual Startup Nations Summit, global annual meetings of its vertical communities and by co-hosting other events across the globe.