If You’re Attending #GES2017, This Is What You Need To Know

If You’re Attending #GES2017, This Is What You Need To Know

You’ve been selected to join a group of global entrepreneurs in  Hyderabad for the preeminent annual entrepreneurship gathering, now what?  Here are several pieces of advice from Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) alumni who all say that it’s imperative for GES attendees to act on the opportunities presented to them while at the summit.

How USAID is Supporting Women Entrepreneurs

How USAID is Supporting Women Entrepreneurs

At USAID, we believe that gender equality and women’s empowerment are not just part of development but the core of development. In order to significantly reduce poverty and build vibrant economies, women and girls must have access to education, healthcare, and technology. They must have control of resources, lands, and markets. And they must have equal rights and equal opportunities as breadwinners, peace-builders, and leaders.

Q&A Series #7: When Women Do Better, Countries Do Better

Q&A Series #7: 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 Develoment (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.

Seventh and last in the series is Frei Sangil, president and tech director of LAYERTech Software Labs. LAYERTech provides a wide range of software and technological solutions to address issues like disaster preparedness and medical networking.

Q&A Series #6: When Women Do Better, Countries Do Better

Q&A Series #6: 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.

Check out These Three Inspiring Startups

Check out These Three Inspiring Startups

Would-be entrepreneurs everywhere dream of coming up with an idea that catches fire and maybe even makes the world a better place. The 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad, India, will bring lots of dreamers together with potential investors, mentors and innovators who turned visions into thriving businesses. Entrepreneurs taking part will include three young Americans tackling big challenges.

Q&A Series #5: When Women Do Better, Countries Do Better

Q&A Series #5: 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.

Fifth in the series is Muthoni Masinde, who created a drought early warning system that integrates indigenous and scientific drought forecasting using a mobile application, a web portal and SMS service. The information helps small-scale farmers in Mozambique, South Africa and Kenya monitor weather conditions.

Q&A Series #4: When Women Do Better, Countries Do Better

Q&A Series #4: 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.

Fourth in the series is Laura Stachel, co-founder of We Care Solar, which designs portable “solar suitcases” that power lighting and medical devices in low-resource areas without reliable electricity.

GES 2017: Why Women First, Prosperity for All Matters

GES 2017: Why Women First, Prosperity for All Matters

The U.S.-India relationship is more crucial now than ever before. The opportunities that a strategic partnership will bring in terms of driving economic growth, job creation, innovation, and entrepreneurship are immense, and have the potential to be a major win for both countries and their citizens. I have said many times over the past several years that the relationship with India is the most important one for the U.S., and could serve as a model for the rest of the world, and I strongly stand by this statement today.

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.