Entrepreneurship Efforts

As a part of the Office of Commercial and Business Affairs, the Global Entrepreneurship Program (GEP) seeks to promote entrepreneurship and inspire innovation by coordinating private sector partners and government programs that support entrepreneurs around the world.

  • GEP supports establishing integrated entrepreneurial ecosystem by focusing on seven key areas of entrepreneurial development: identifying, training, connecting and sustaining, guiding to financing, facilitating market access, enabling supportive policy, and celebrating entrepreneurs.
  • GEP’s partners include both domestic and global NGOs, corporations, foundations, educational institutions and investors. To develop entrepreneurship ecosystems, GEP partner organizations are asked to further their activities, either by expanding current programs to a new country, or deepening existing programs in their current countries of operation.

GEP Signature Programs Include:

Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES)

GES aims to showcase inspiring entrepreneurs and investors from around the world creating new opportunities for investment, partnership, and collaboration; connect American entrepreneurs and investors with international counterparts to form lasting relationships; and highlight entrepreneurship as means to address some of the most intractable global challenges. The summit typically includes a wide range of workshops, panels, ignite talks, pitch competitions, mentoring, and networking sessions aimed to give participants tailored opportunities to gain skill and relationships that will help their ventures grow. There are also demonstration areas and experiential learning exhibitions to create opportunities for participants to connect with industry experts. More»

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW)

November is National Entrepreneurship Month in the United States, a time to celebrate the entrepreneurs who serve their communities and bolster the American economy. For one week each November, we also recognize the American spirit of entrepreneurship abroad by celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week. During the week, U.S. embassies and consulates will organize numerous events and inspire thousands of individuals from all backgrounds to follow in the footsteps of generations of American entrepreneurs.

Mexico-United States Entrepreneurship and Innovation Council (MUSEIC)

MUSEIC is a bi-national partnership that aims to enhance regional competitiveness by strengthening the North American high-impact entrepreneurship ecosystem. Created by the governments of Mexico and the United States, MUSEIC brings together stakeholders from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to address entrepreneurial challenges and create opportunities for American and Mexican small business enterprises. More»