Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016

On June 22-24, 2016, more than 1,000 global entrepreneurs, investors, business representatives, and government officials joined in Silicon Valley at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit to forge new partnerships around some of world’s most intractable challenges — including poverty, hunger, and lack of access to electricity and infrastructure.

Harnessing the Power of Entrepreneurship

Good ideas come from everywhere.

But access to capital and opportunity is not the same everywhere.

That’s why USAID opens doors for entrepreneurs to identify solutions and access the long-term capital to turn ideas into businesses that help fight poverty.

Our U.S. Global Development Lab sources, tests and scales breakthrough solutions that have the potential to impact millions at a fraction of the usual cost, including with our year-round open innovation fund, Development Innovation Ventures.

Through our leadership on initiatives like Power Africa and Feed the Future, we partner with entrepreneurs to ensure that more people, especially in rural communities, can participate in and benefit from a global economy.

Partner with USAID

We need your experience, expertise, and ideas to help us solve the most pressing global challenges of our time. Help us bring technologies and game-changing innovations to those who can benefit most.

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Last updated: September 14, 2016

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