On 4 and 5 June 2019, the Netherlands and the United States will organise the ninth Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES2019) in The Hague. It is the first time the summit will be held in Europe, bringing together the top scale ups of the world with investors, stakeholders, policy makers and experts from the industry.

Entrepreneurs with new solutions for the major issues in energy, water, food & agri, health and connectivity can pitch their inventions at the summit. The deadline to apply for a pitch is 1 March.

dws-ges2019-infographic2-350pxThe ninth edition of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit will take place in The Hague in June.

Will you be there?
Do you have a technological solution on agri-food, connectivity, energy, health, water that can transform the world? Is your company ready for investment and do you want to scale up internationally within five years?

Then come to GES2019 and pitch your solution to some 400 investors from around the world that are expected to come to The Hague.

Entrepreneurs and investors
Since the first summit, GES engaged 20,000 entrepreneurs and delivered 1 billion US dollar in new capital.

Over 1,200 entrepreneurs will be invited to attend GES2019. Of these, 400 are from the USA, 200 from the Netherlands, 200 from the rest of Europe and 400 from the rest of the world.

Some 400 investors from around the world are expected, as well as 400 opinion makers and government representatives. In addition, around 200 journalists will be present.

Water as special theme
One of the four special themes is water and the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP) will take the lead in the scheme of this theme.

The two central issues are securing water supplies (infrastructure) and managing urban water issues (extreme weather events such as floods and droughts).

Managing Director Bianca Nijhof of NWP calls upon innovators to come to The Hague with solutions to solve the global issues of too much, too little or too polluted water.

dws-ges2019-opening-hydrabad-2017-trump-modi-350pxThe global stage for start ups and scale ups. Here seen are Ivanka Trump and prime minister Narendra Modi at the opening of the 2017-edition in Hydrabad, India.

"We challenge you to come up with investor-ready solutions to have a positive impact on infrastructural and cities related challenges we face and share them at GES2019", she says.

Nijhof: "Water should be front and centre in what we do on this globe. Be it water quality, too much or too little water, we face challenges in many different ways."

To sign up
Put in a few sentences about who you are, what you do and what your company aims for. And awaken the interest of the organisers with the possibilities that your solution offers. On 1 April you will hear if you have been selected for participation in GES2019.

Because GES2019 wants to be an inclusive event, you do not have to pay access as a participant. If you want to participate you must meet the criteria.

(Photos: GES)

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