Hyderabad: The Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), to be held here from November 28-30, will put the startup and entrepreneur ecosystem from the city as well as the country on the global map.
The last edition — held in Silicon Valley — attracted 1,000 participants. The Hyderabad edition is expected to see about 1,500 participants including startups, investors, enablers and other stakeholders, said Anna Roy, adviser to Niti Aayog.
The Government of India is the co-host and partner of the summit. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the event. US President Donald Trump’s daughter and adviser to the
President Ivanka Trump will lead the US delegation.
Through the three days of networking, mentoring, and workshops, the GES will look to empower entrepreneurs, help them pitch ideas, build partnerships, secure funding, innovate, and find target customers — creating new goods and services. Roy was in Hyderabad as part of the Road to GES programme, which will culminate on November 28.
This is the first time the summit is being hosted in South Asia. The event will highlight India’s enabling environment for innovation and entrepreneurship. Hyderabad is home to India’s largest startup incubator T-Hub with a robust startup ecosystem, has a presence of major US tech firms and supportive government policies to facilitate emerging entrepreneurs.
The theme – Women First, Prosperity for all – will focus on supporting women entrepreneurs and fostering economic growth globally, she said adding that the efforts will be continuous and not just end with the summit.
Multiple teams have been formed to coordinate the event, she said at a startup event organised by INK, a platform for exchange of ideas and inspiring stories.
“We will soon have the world’s largest startup campus in Hyderabad as the new building of T-Hub will get ready in one-and-a-half years,” said Rama Iyer, Head – Innovation & Strategic Alliance, T-Hub.