Q&A Series #3: When Women Do Better, Countries Do Better

Q&A Series #3: When Women Do Better, Countries Do Better

Women entrepreneurs have come up with extraordinary innovations that are transforming millions of lives around the world. In this series of blogs, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) introduces you to some of the women whose ideas they have supported. These women are having an outsized impact in the developing world — and beyond — proving that when women do better, countries do better.

Third in the series is Sasha Kramer, who co-founded SOIL in Haiti. The organization develops social business models around ecological sanitation, a process in which nutrients from human waste return to the soil rather than polluting fresh water resources.

Q&A Series #2: When Women Do Better, Countries Do Better

Q&A Series #2: When Women Do Better, Countries Do Better

Women entrepreneurs have come up with extraordinary innovations that are transforming millions of lives around the world. In this series of blogs, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) introduce you to some of the women whose ideas they has supported. These women are having an outsized impact in the developing world — and beyond — proving that when women do better, countries do better.

Second in the series is Rama Kayyali, co-founder of Little Thinking Minds, a children’s education company that creates engaging digital Arabic literacy tools to improve language acquisition, fluency and literacy — supplementing classroom learning.

Q&A Series #1: When Women Do Better, Countries Do Better

Q&A Series #1: When Women Do Better, Countries Do Better

Women entrepreneurs have come up with extraordinary innovations that are transforming millions of lives around the world. In this series of blogs, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) introduces you to some of the women whose ideas they have supported. These women are having an outsized impact in the developing world — and beyond — proving that when women do better, countries do better.

First in the series is Dara Dotz, co-founder of Field Ready, which provides made-in-the-field humanitarian supplies using 3D printing and other technologies.

Medellin: Fostering Early Stage Startup Investments with Launch of 'GIST Investors' on the #RoadtoGES

Medellin: Fostering Early Stage Startup Investments with Launch of 'GIST Investors' on the #RoadtoGES

Medellin, Colombia is a city of opportunity, change, and a willingness to experiment.  As the second largest city in Colombia, Medellin is catching the attention of investors and entrepreneurs from around the world, while Colombia as a whole has proven itself to be a leader in 21st century science and technology innovation.

U.S. Embassy in Croatia Launches Online Platform for Women Entrepreneurs

U.S. Embassy in Croatia Launches Online Platform for Women Entrepreneurs

Aurora is an online platform that collects opportunities available to women who want to start a business, women who already have a business and want to grow it, and established women who want to share their expertise. The site not only connects people but also has the ability to tailor resources to users’ needs.

Defining Our Relationship with India for the Next Century

Defining Our Relationship with India for the Next Century

This visit could not come at a more promising time for the U.S.-India partnership, as we celebrate the 70th anniversary of relations between our two countries and look forward to co-hosting the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad next month. Speaking of the U.S.-India partnership, the Secretary noted in his speech that “together, we have built a sturdy foundation of economic cooperation as we look for more avenues of expansion. The announcement of the first Global Entrepreneurship Summit ever to be hosted in South Asia, to take place in Hyderabad next month, is a clear example of how President Trump and Prime Minister Modi are promoting innovation, expanding job opportunities, and finding new ways to strengthen both of our economies.”

Entrepreneurship summit in India will open doors

Entrepreneurship summit in India will open doors

Just getting to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Silicon Valley last year was a thrill for Kenia Mattis, founder of a Kingston, Jamaica, digital media studio that makes animated books to teach children to read.

Then, at the gathering of more than 1,000 entrepreneurs, investors and leaders from government and industry, she was chosen to make a pitch onstage for her startup — and won a $15,000 prize.

The connections she made are still paying dividends for Mattis and her ListenMi Caribbean Ltd. team, which has launched a spinoff, GoLexiGo, to create learning games.

Hundreds more job creators like Mattis will get opportunities to fine-tune pitches, find investors and mentors, and expand networks at the eighth Global Entrepreneurship Summit co-hosted by the United States and India November 28–30 in Hyderabad, India’s fourth-largest city.

Madrid: Fostering Connections between Entrepreneurs on the #RoadtoGES

Madrid: Fostering Connections between Entrepreneurs on the #RoadtoGES

Entrepreneurship — an engine of growth, technological innovation, and job creation — continues to be a priority for the United States, both at home in our own market, and abroad, including Spain where we have strong economic ties, and where we see potential for deeper engagement.

Economies flourish with more women-owned businesses [video]

Economies flourish with more women-owned businesses [video]

The numbers are in: When countries support women entrepreneurs, economies grow by 12 percent in terms of gross domestic product.That’s a big reason why there is such a push to help women open or expand businesses and why the November 28–30 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad, India

The U.S.-India Relationship and the Road to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit

The U.S.-India Relationship and the Road to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit

 I find it particularly fitting that the United States is co-hosting GES with India this year. In 2017, we celebrate the 70th Anniversary of India’s independence, as well as 70 years of bilateral relations between the United States and India. Since India’s independence in 1947, Americans and Indians have built upon our shared commitment to democracy and universal values to create powerful bonds between our two peoples.

Five Reasons Why U.S. Entrepreneurs Should Apply For #GES2017

Five Reasons Why U.S. Entrepreneurs Should Apply For #GES2017

If you ask any previous delegate or attendee they will tell you, attending GES is a unique opportunity. Through targeted skills training, mentorship, master classes, industry meetings, networking, and pitch competitions entrepreneurs and investors alike have made a positive impact resonating far beyond the two days in November. GES 2017 in Hyderabad, India this fall, will highlight the accomplishments and contributions of female entrepreneurs and thought-leaders who have demonstrated an interest in or ability to drive innovation in four industries: energy and infrastructure, healthcare and life sciences, the digital economy and financial technology, as well as media and entertainment.

My GES Experience and What You Should Know if You’re Attending #GES2017

My GES Experience and What You Should Know if You’re Attending #GES2017

As the Founder and CEO of Safecity, which works to address sexual violence in public spaces, I know first-hand that the journey of an entrepreneur is both challenging and interesting. Sometimes you are lucky to receive opportunities that are life changing — you just may not know it at the time. Last year, I was fortunate to be selected to attend two of the United States’ prestigious programs — The Fortune/U.S. State Department Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership and the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES).

Uniting the World’s Most Promising Entrepreneurs Puts Women First and Advances Economic Prosperity for All

Uniting the World’s Most Promising Entrepreneurs Puts Women First and Advances Economic Prosperity for All

As summer turns to fall, we grow more and more excited to co-host the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) with the Republic of India November 28-30. Announced during Prime Minister Modi’s June 2017 visit to the White House, the summit presents an invaluable opportunity to advance global economic prosperity. Hyderabad -- one of India’s most vibrant and innovative cities -- is the perfect backdrop for convening entrepreneurs and investors from around the world seeking opportunities to take advantage of emerging trends, resolve persisting challenges, and spur innovation into action.

The United States and India to Co-Host the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

The United States and India to Co-Host the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

The United States and the Republic of India jointly announced they will co-host the eighth annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Hyderabad, India on November 28–30 via a series of tweets on August 10. Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump will lead the U.S. delegation to the Summit, which will focus on supporting women entrepreneurs, solving 21st century challenges, and fostering economic growth globally.

November summit in India to focus on emerging women entrepreneurs

November summit in India to focus on emerging women entrepreneurs

The summit will focus on supporting women entrepreneurs, solving 21st-century challenges, and fostering economic growth globally. The U.S. and Indian hosts are organizing sessions around four major business sectors: energy and infrastructure; health care and life sciences; financial technology and digital economy, and media and entertainment.