India needs to create 1.4 million jobs a month to employ the entire nation. Half of India’s population is below the age of 25, and these young citizens will soon enter the job market. With India’s rising population, the burden on resources will only increase. Technological and innovative advancements are means to accommodate the rise in urbanization and the growing strain on resources. Decreasing India’s unemployment and income disparity rates will require ingenuity, and the best way to achieve these goals is through entrepreneurship and the empowerment of citizens to become agents of change, take on the mantle of entrepreneurship, and become ethical and altruistic job creators.
“We need Entrepreneurship with a capital E – we need entrepreneurs who are Ethical and Altruistic”
– Shiv Vikram Khemka, Chairman of tGELF
The Global Education & Leadership Foundation (tGELF) is proud to have been a core partner of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) 2017 in Hyderabad. As part of our support in the organisation of the summit, tGELF has prepared a summary report of all the masterclasses and workshops that were held during the three-day summit. We believe that the valuable insights and takeaways from the world’s top investment and entrepreneurial talent that were present at GES 2017 should be shared with budding entrepreneurs across the world.
The world needs more entrepreneurs to succeed, and we hope that this will be a valuable resource for those of you who are embarking on an exciting entrepreneurial endeavour.
We hope you will enjoy the read!
– Your friends at tGELF
About GES 2017
For 7 years, GES has connected top entrepreneurship talent with investors and startup ecosystems across the globe to innovate the world’s most exciting solutions.
The Summit was a collaboration between the US Department of State and NITI Aayog, the Government of India. The GES delegates were addressed by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi and the US delegation was led by Ms Ivanka Trump, Advisor to President Trump.
Since the inception of GES in 2010, it has travelled across the world from Washington D.C. to Istanbul, Dubai, Marrakech, Nairobi, Kuala Lumpur, Silicon Valley, and Hyderabad in 2017. This year was the first time GES was hosted in South Asia, and the event highlighted India’s enabling environment for innovation and entrepreneurship – including actions by the government to increase the ease of doing business, eliminating unnecessary regulations, and supporting startups.
At GES 2017, over 1500 attendees, including entrepreneurs, investors, educators, government officials, and business representatives represented the full measure of entrepreneurial talent from diverse backgrounds across the world. Through networking, mentoring and workshops, GES empowered entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas, build partnerships, secure funding, and create innovative products and services that will transform societies for a better tomorrow.
This year’s theme was “Women First, Prosperity for All” to celebrate entrepreneurial spirit in all its strength, diversity, and entirety. The 2017 GES intended to inspire innovative initiatives, forge new collaborations across countries, and increase economic opportunities, particularly amongst women. Ivanka Trump, Advisor to the President of USA, led the U.S. delegation to elevate women’s entrepreneurship globally.
tGELF is proud to have been part of this incredible journey to spark and encourage entrepreneurship across India and the world.