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New Report Ranks Top 20 Startup Ecosystems

Posted by Mark Marich @markmarich

Jul 30, 2015

The Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking 2015 was released earlier this week, exploring the top 20 major city ecosystems around the world. Silicon Valley once again comes out on top but cities like Berlin, Singapore, Bangalore, Amsterdam and Montreal all made big...

Johannesburg Preparing for GEC 2017

Posted by Mark Marich @markmarich

Jul 28, 2015

Following U.S. President Barack Obama's trip to Nairobi last weekend for a global discussion on the power of entrepreneurship, Johannesburg is preparing to keep the momentum going for African entrepreneurs.

Kenya, Sub-Saharan Africa and Global Entrepreneurship in 2016

Posted by Jonathan Ortmans @jortmans

Jul 27, 2015

A special co-authored post from Zoltan Acs and Jonathan Ortmans The patterns of ‘lightning’ speed development that we witnessed in China are starting to appear in the skies over Kenya. The development of institutions that support entrepreneurship across the Sub-...

GEN to Unleash Additional $100 Million to Support Entrepreneurs in 160 Countries

Posted by Mark Marich @markmarich

Jul 27, 2015

30,000 events expected to occur with 10 million participants during Global Entrepreneurship Week 2015 from Nov. 16-22

New Women's Venture Xchange-Africa Program to Support Female Founders

Posted by Mark Marich @markmarich

Jul 23, 2015

U.S. State Department, Case Foundation, Global Entrepreneurship Network and Mara Foundation partner to create Women’s Venture Xchange-Africa

GEN Helping Challenge Cup Go Local

Posted by Guest Author

Jul 23, 2015

At the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in March, GEN and 1776 announced a partnership to expand the 1776 Challenge Cup – reaching more than 50 cities around the world.

BreezoMeter Closes $1.8M Seed Round

Posted by Guest Author

Jul 22, 2015

BreezoMeter, the air quality mapping platform based in San Francisco with R&D in Israel, announced it has closed a $1.8M seed financing led by Entrée Capital and Launchpad Digital Health.

Applications Open for Startup Nations Awards

Posted by Cristina Fernandez @CristinaFern

Jul 22, 2015

Historically, the dynamics of traditional government and the innovative entrepreneurial sector could not look more different. The public sector has long been known as rigid in its approach while innovative entrepreneurs have disrupted every process and product...

America’s Tech Startups are over Silicon Valley

Posted by Ryann Price

Jul 22, 2015

Screw the Valley by Timothy Sprinkle

Entrepreneurship on the Rise in Kenya

Posted by Guest Author

Jul 15, 2015

All eyes are on Kenya this month as it prepares to host the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. John Wali, executive director of GEW Kenya host organization Junior Achievement Kenya, will be attending the conference along with Jonathan Ortmans, GEN president, to...