ABOUT THE GEC

Every year, the Global Entrepreneurship Congress gathers together thousands of entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, policymakers and other startup champions from more than 170 countries to identify new ways of helping founders start and scale new ventures around the world. At the weeklong GEC, delegates make connections, gain insights, learn about new research, and leave ready to renew their programs, policy ideas or firm founder skills.

GEC 2018 takes place in Istanbul, Turkey — a thriving startup hub that is both an economic and cultural cornerstone of Europe and Asia.

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GEC SPEAKERS

The GEC attracts speakers and delegates from all parts of the entrepreneurial ecosystems in 160+ countries -- entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers, researchers and support organizations dedicated to helping new businesses start and scale.

Chairman
Pegasus Airlines // TOBB Young Entrepreneurs Council
Turkey
President + Chairwoman
Alice
United States
Chairman
Wamda
United Arab Emirates
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Coca-Cola
United States
Group Executive, Governance + Corporate Affairs
Hollard Insurance
South Africa
Partner
Mindset Ventures
Brazil
Chairman
4YFN
Israel
Vice President of Entrepreneurship
Kauffman Foundation
United States
Founder & Chairwoman
Hepsiburada
Turkey
Minister of Digital Economy & Society
Ministry of Digital Economy & Society
Thailand
CEO
National Institution for Transforming India
India
Founder of Women for Women International, and Host of PBS series #MeToo, Now What?
WOMEN FOR WOMEN INTERNATIONAL
United States

CO-HOSTS