Mon, 03/13/2017 -
08:30 to 09:00
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
Mon, 03/13/2017 -
09:00 to 17:00
GEN ANNUAL MEETING-Invite Only

During the Global Entrepreneurship Network annual meeting, GEN country managing directors, Global Entrepreneurship Week hosts and partners, Startp Nations and GERN members, as well as GEN program partners will discuss 2016 in review, and plan for the year ahead. 

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 1 Level 2
Mon, 03/13/2017 -
19:00 to 21:00
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
08:30 to 09:00
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
09:30 to 09:35
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
09:35 to 09:50

Welcome to the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Congress! Lindiwe Zulu, Minister of Small Business Development of the government of South Africa, will welcome delegates from 165 countries to Johannesburg, South Africa for the start of the Congress. 

 

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
Lindiwe Zulu
Government of South Africa
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
09:50 to 10:00
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
Jonathan Ortmans
Global Entrepreneurship Network
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
10:00 to 10:30
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
Lisa Gansky
"Radical Trust: How Blockchain Liberates the Next Economy"
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
10:30 to 11:15

This fireside chat will unveil how various entrepreneurship ecosystems are enabling startups to scale via the development of big data commons projects.

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
Arvind Gupta
DigitalIndia Foundation, IdeasWall Incubator
Shivani Siroya
Tala
Lesa Mitchell
Techstars
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
11:00 to 12:00
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
11:15 to 11:30

Led by Victor Hwang, Vice President for Entrepreneurship, Kauffman Foundation

 

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
Victor Hwang
Kauffman Foundation
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
11:30 to 11:50
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
Daniel Isenberg
Columbia Business School
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
11:50 to 12:00

Led by Bill Liao, Founder, Coderdojo

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
13:10 to 15:00

Led by Future Agro Challenge

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
13:10 to 16:00

Led by SEA Africa

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
13:10 to 14:00

Led by Facebook

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
13:10 to 15:00

Led by SEA Africa

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 1 Level 2
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
13:10 to 15:00

Led by Nexxus

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 3 Level 2
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
13:10 to 15:00

Led by Global Entrepreneurship Research Network, in partnership with the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation.

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 2 Level 2
Immanuel Commarmond
Mindstate - Set for Growth
Fredell Jacobs
Allan Gray Orbis Foundation
Anthony Farr
Allan Gray Orbis Foundation
Peter Komives
Global Entrepreneurship Network
Moonsun Kim
Korea Entrepreneurship Foundation
Philip Auerswald
Global Entrepreneurship Research Network (GERN)
Fredell Jacobs
Allan Gray Orbis Foundation
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
13:10 to 15:00

Led by U.S. Small Business Administration and the South African Ministry of Small Business

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Bill Gallagher Room Level 2
EZRRA ISRAEL OROZCO
MINISTERIO DE ECONOMIA
Lindiwe Zulu
Government of South Africa
Mariano Mayer
Ministry of Production, Government of Argentina
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
13:15 to 15:15

Led by SEA Africa and the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS)

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
14:10 to 15:00
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
Bob Dorf
Co-author, "The Startup Owner's Manual"
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
15:10 to 17:00

Led by GEN New Zealand, GEN Egypt and the Global Entrepreneurship Research Network (GERN)

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
Wael Eldesouki Beddah
Educational organization of the Arab Leaugue (The Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport)
David Moskovitz
Startup New Zealand
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
15:10 to 16:00

Led by Daniel Isenberg, Founding Executive Director, Babson Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Project

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
15:15 to 17:15

Led by SEA Africa

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
15:15 to 17:00

Led by GEN Israel and the MIT Enterprise Forum of Israel

This session promises inspiration to  entrepreneurs from around the world to focus on the needs of the Base of the Pyramid (BOP). 

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
Ayla Matalon
MIT Enterprise Forum of Israel
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
15:15 to 17:15

Led by Global Business Angels Network (GBAN)

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
15:15 to 17:15

Led by the U.S. Small Business Administration and the South African Ministry of Small Business Development

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
15:15 to 17:15

Led by SEA Africa, Allan Gray Orbis Foundation and the GEDI Institute

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
16:10 to 17:00

Led by Henrik Scheel, Founder of Startup Experience

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
Henrik Scheel
Startup Experience, Inc.
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
19:00 to 23:00

Join Global Entrepreneurship Network members on Tuesdsay, March 14, 2017, for a night of celebrating the year's activities, accomplishments and hopes for the year ahead during the Gala Dinner + GEN Compass Awards Ceremony. 

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
02:10 to 16:00

Led by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
Tatiana Krylova
UNCTAD
Fiorina Mugione
UNCTAD
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
09:30 to 09:35
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
09:35 to 10:00
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
Steven Rodriguez
Global Entrepreneurship Network
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
10:00 to 10:30
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
10:30 to 11:00
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
13:15 to 15:15

Led by Global Business Angels Network (GBAN)

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
13:15 to 15:15

Led by Global Entrepreneurship Research Network (GERN), in partnership with Future Cities Catapult, Endeavor Insight, MaRS Data Catalyst, Nesta, and the World Bank

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
13:15 to 15:15

Led by SEA Africa and the Black Industrialists Programme

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
13:15 to 15:15
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
13:15 to 15:15

Led by Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS)

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
13:15 to 15:15

Led by Facebook

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
13:15 to 15:15
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
Henrik Scheel
Startup Experience, Inc.
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
16:30 to 19:00

Led by Industry Disruptors/Game Changers

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
17:45 to 18:00
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
Thu, 03/16/2017 -
10:00 to 17:45
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
Thu, 03/16/2017 -
19:00 to 21:00
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa