Our Programs

Programs + Resources

The Global Business Angels Network is a global community of business angel networks and organizations coordinated by the Global Entrepreneurship Network. GBAN brings greater public awareness and engagement to the role that business angels play in helping new firms start and scale.

Programs + Resources, Research + Policy

The Global Entrepreneurship Research Network is a working coalition that catalyzes and aligns research that is integrally linked with the practice of entrepreneurship and the growth of entrepreneurial ecosystems.

Global Forum + Events

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.

Global Forum + Events

Since it launched in Kansas City, the Global Entrepreneurship Congress has evolved into a large-scale event that brings together thousands of delegates covering diverse elements of startup ecosystems around the world.

Global Forum + Events
Startup Nations Summit

The Startup Nations Summit features startup-savvy policy advisors and startup community leaders collaborating on smarter policies and public sector driven programs to better enable high-impact entrepreneurship.

Programs + Resources

YouNoodle Compete is a customizable startup program management platform that has powered more than 1000 competitions/programs run by corporations, accelerators, universities, foundations and more. 

Programs + Resources

GEN Space provides an ecosystem platform to help stimulate the creation of startups and scale-ups focused on entrepreneurial opportunities in space.

Research + Policy

Startup Nations is a collection of policymakers and leaders of public-sector programs focused on identifying and exploring innovative regulatory changes and other policy levers to help accelerate the growth of new and young firms in their economies.

Programs + Resources

Startup Huddle is a program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. It is based on the notion that the best way for entrepreneurs to discover solutions to the challenges they face is through purposeful engagement with one another.


During one week each November, thousands of events and competitions around the world inspire millions to engage in entrepreneurial activity while connecting them to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors. In eight years, Global Entrepreneurship Week has expanded to 160 countries – building and strengthening entrepreneurial ecosystems around the world

Programs + Resources

Global Enterprise Registration is an index of web portals around the world allowing online business registration or describing the business registration process. It is intended to promote the use and improvement of business registration services worldwide, by allowing easy access to existing online systems and by facilitating the exchange of experiences and best practices among governments.

Programs + Resources

GEN Accelerates provides capacity-building programming to strengthen and grow local, national and regional entrepreneurship ecosystems. It combines a powerful virtual platform with plug-and-play curriculum and structured mentorship for entrepreneurs, accelerators and ecosystem builders with experts in the field and a global network of in-country support to help entrepreneurs flourish everywhere.

Partner Programs

Global Forum + Events

The Entrepreneurship World Cup empowers entrepreneurs at all levels – from idea stage to scale-up – helping them reach the next stage in their journey by providing them with access to free training and resources, enhancing their visibility and working to connect them to mentors and potential investors.

Global Forum + Events, Research + Policy

The Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) uniquely gathers governments, the private sector and a powerful partner network to turn challenges into business opportunities worldwide. Incorporating policy support, GES is unparalleled in accelerating growth and ensuring tech creates good for all of us.

Inspiration, Programs + Resources

The U. S. Department of State’s Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) initiative empowers young innovators through networking, skills building, mentoring, and access to financing to develop startup solutions that address economic and development challenges.