GEW Investors: Powering Game-changing Startups
Early stage investors play an important role in helping entrepreneurs unleash their ideas, disrupt existing industries, and reach their full potential. A timely infusion of capital can be the difference between failure and success – helping young companies start and scale while driving innovation and economic growth.
GEW Investors provides an opportunity for early stage investors to build and strengthen their entrepreneurial ecosystems – helping to enhance connections with startup communities and policymakers alike. During Global Entrepreneurship Week, we will highlight powerful voices and ambassadors that increase awareness of the importance of investors in startup ecosystem dynamics; events, activities and competitions that engage investors; and GEN’s partner organizations that are playing active roles in the space.
Topics covered may include:
- Trends in angel investing
- The explosion of accelerators and incubators in the entrepreneurial ecosystem
- The future of crowdfunding
- Cross border investing and impact investing in developing nations
- The evolution of venture capital
- Policies to promote early stage investment
- African Angel Investor Summit
Working together is the only way forward to unlock capital fast and maximize Africa’s entrepreneurial potential. All presentations, keynotes and workshops during the 2016 summit will be centered on how different players in the ecosystem – angels, VC’s, government, crowdfunders etc – can cooperate and support each other.
- MENA Angel Investors Summit
The MENA Angel Investors Summit is a one-of-a-kind conference in the region that brings angel investors and venture capitalists from around the world to network and share best practices, as well as providing an opportunity for startups to pitch for funding at the event.
- Entrepreneurship + Migration
The Entrepreneurship + Migration event will foster a discussion to create an enabling ecosystem to maximize the impact of diaspora investment for SDGs and how remittances can become a source of self-employment and productive investment, as well as how entrepreneurs can contribute to peace and prosperity in fragile and post-conflict countries.