The State Department is working with selected partners through the SPARK Global Entrepreneurship Private Sector Coalition, led by the Global Entrepreneurship Network. In addition to the Global Entrepreneurship Network, the following companies and organizations are supporting GES 2017:


The financial and in kind support from GES partners opens opportunities for more entrepreneurs to participate from around the world. Partners also enhance the overall experience at the Summit, including through the creation of networking lounges and a Global Launch Lounge to encourage new commitments toward global entrepreneurship. Partners will also provide direct services for the entrepreneurs including livestreaming sessions, global media coverage, and programs to help entrepreneurs continue to grow and scale after the Summit.

Media queries about Global Entrepreneurship Summit partnerships should be directed to