On July 24, a select cohort of emerging entrepreneurs from around the world will meet investors, policy makers, and industry experts during GES Youth and Women’s Day in Nairobi, Kenya. These entrepreneurs will learn new skills and gain expert business advice before joining around 1,000 participants for the remainder of the summit on July 25 and 26. The U.S. hosted the first Summit in Washington, D.C. in 2010 and since then, GES has expanded to a global event.
Mongolian entrepreneur Amartuvshin Otgonbayar was selected for sponsorship by the Department of State to participate in the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) “Youth/Women 2015” program. In addition to co-founding educational website SAYAN.mn, he also serves as a program officer at Mercy Corps Mongolia.
At GES 2015, sessions will cover a range of topics such as “Financing Entrepreneurship,” “Intra-Regional Entrepreneurship and Trade,” and “Leveraging Technology for Entrepreneurship”. Additionally, Challenge Hack Sessions address issues like such as improving models for entrepreneurship training and resolving challenges of high-impact entrepreneurship.
In addition to educating entrepreneurs, this event allows participants to showcase the potential that their businesses have for growth. Further, it builds the capacity of women to innovate and launch business ideas that fulfill identified market needs. The goal of this event is to enable participants to build profitable businesses, support their families, and generate new opportunities elsewhere in society.