19-22 September, 2023 |

Program

Nominate a presenter for GEC 2023

Do you know someone who is:
- Innovative with new and fresh ways to support entrepreneurs?
- Creative with dynamic ways to engage the GEC audience?

We will be evaluating third-party content proposals on a rolling basis. If selected as part of the GEC official program, your session will be listed and detailed on the official GEC website as “Powered by [Organization Name],” as well as on other program promotional outlets.
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In 2023 – the congress program will include representation from key sectors such as space, agriculture, education, AI and Fintech.

The congress program time zone is GMT+10, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Day 1

Opening Ceremony: Building One Global Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

Conference chair Jonathan Ortmans will welcome GEC delegations by sharing the organisation's vision for building and strengthening local and national startup ecosystems.

Opening day plenary sessions will feature global brands and powerful voices. 

The Startup Nations Ministerial serves as a high-level dialogue among policy leaders and entrepreneurship policy experts about how public-sector agencies across the world can better encourage more new and young businesses to start and grow. Invited national authorities and knowledge partners from multilateral institutions will discuss how governments can support entrepreneurial innovation.

Through a series of facilitated interactive workshops, and with the use of design thinking and strategic planning tools, national delegations develop a roadmap for addressing gaps and adding value to their entrepreneurship ecosystems. Delegates are encouraged to measure success with metrics aligned with addressing ecosystem gaps and solving challenges and barriers faced by their entrepreneurs. The exercises also capture common assumptions and myths.

Join colleagues and friends for a warm welcome to Melbourne and the Global Entrepreneurship Congress. Delegates can attend at no additional cost, but must register their attendance.

Day 2

Informative sessions powered by leading organisations outlining new models, concepts, initiatives and data-based solutions to solving entrepreneurial ecosystem challenges.

  • Masterclasses: One-directional lectures from global experts on a variety of topics such as How to Reduce Risk Before Presenting Your Startup Idea to Investors.
  • Workshops: Hands-on exercises that encourage delegates to take specific practices or outputs back home. These workshops are tailored for entrepreneur support organizations (ESOs). For example: Monitoring and Evaluation Best Practices for Entrepreneur-Support Programs or Building an Alternative Funding Roadmap
  • Panels: Experience-sharing among 3-5 speakers from different nations to discuss still-unresolved topics such as Inclusiveness in Entrepreneurship Ecosystems or Sector Exploration.
  • Learning Hubs + Meetups: Highly-interactive, camp-fire type sessions to dive deeper into specific topics and encourage a participatory discussion on topics such as Research You Should Know, Developing Corporate-Startup Collaboration and/or Q&A Sessions with Plenary Speakers and Experts.
  • One-to-One Mentoring: Exclusive opportunities for entrepreneurs and stakeholders to get advice from world-class mentors.

The Startup Nations Summit is a gathering of policymakers and experts responsible for driving the creation and adoption of smarter policies and public sector-driven programs to accelerate entrepreneurial activity in their economies. It serves as a platform for governments setting new global standards for regulatory policies and programs to enable entrepreneurship and innovation.

Similar to the Startup Nations Summit, these invitation-only gatherings allow stakeholders interfacing in specific ecosystem platforms to exchange knowledge and build initiatives to help build one global entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Held annually during the Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC), the Compass Awards recognise the teams, organisations, and institutions who have made a valuable contribution to strengthening entrepreneurship ecosystems at the local, regional and national level in 200 countries – connecting their entrepreneurs globally to fuel their growth.

Day 3

Informative sessions powered by leading organisations outlining new models, concepts, initiatives and data-based solutions to solving entrepreneurial ecosystem challenges.

  • Masterclasses: One-directional lectures from global experts on a variety of topics such as How to Reduce Risk Before Presenting Your Startup Idea to Investors.
  • Workshops: Hands-on exercises that encourage delegates to take specific practices or outputs back home. These workshops are tailored for entrepreneur support organizations (ESOs). For example: Monitoring and Evaluation Best Practices for Entrepreneur-Support Programs or Building an Alternative Funding Roadmap
  • Panels: Experience-sharing among 3-5 speakers from different nations to discuss still-unresolved topics such as Inclusiveness in Entrepreneurship Ecosystems or Sector Exploration.
  • Learning Hubs + Meetups: Highly-interactive, camp-fire type sessions to dive deeper into specific topics and encourage a participatory discussion on topics such as Research You Should Know, Developing Corporate-Startup Collaboration and/or Q&A Sessions with Plenary Speakers and Experts.
  • One-to-One Mentoring: Exclusive opportunities for entrepreneurs and stakeholders to get advice from world-class mentors.

Similar to the Startup Nations Summit, these invitation-only gatherings allow stakeholders interfacing in specific ecosystem platforms to exchange knowledge and build initiatives to help build one global entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Day 4

GEN members and national delegations reconvene in the morning to discuss new information, adjust their initial canvasses and brainstorm detailed action plans.

Target Sectors

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Creative Industries
GEC target sector icons_icon-education
Education
GEC target sector icons_icon-fintech-financial-services
Fintech & Financial Services
GEC target sector icons_icon-food-agriculture
Food & Agriculture
GEC target sector icons_icon-health-life-sciences
Health & Life Science
GEC target sector icons_icon-mining-resources-energy
Mining, Resources & Energy
GEC target sector icons_icon-space-defense
Space & Defence
GEC target sector icons_icon-sports
Sports
GEC target sector icons_icon-tourism
Tourism
GEC target sector icons_icon-government
Government

We’re thrilled to share the program for the Global Entrepreneurship Congress 2023.

In 2023 – the congress program will include representation from key sectors such as space, agriculture, education, AI and Fintech.

The congress program time zone is GMT+10, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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