The FPC is pleased to offer an IRT in conjunction with the “Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2019: The Future Now” for 20-25 journalists from all geographic regions. Participants will travel to Washington DC, Chicago, and The Hague from May 27–June 6, 2019.
The program kicked off in Washington, D.C. on May 28 with briefings from the Center for American Entrepreneurship, Startup Genome, the Small Business Administration’s Office of Entrepreneurship, and from the GES team with State’s Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs . They also heard from NCET2, a consortium of Fortune 500 companies that fund and acquire tech startups. The following day, they listened to Jonathan Ortmans from the Global Entrepreneurship Network on how entrepreneurial ecosystems develop at community levels. USDA National Institute on Food and Agriculture discussed how they fund innovative AgTech. The DC Women’s Business Center shared how they have successfully increased the number of women entrepreneurs in the DC metro area. The group traveled to Chicago on May 29, and took a tour of World Business Chicago on May 30.
The group ended their time in the United States at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. They also met with Hyde Park Angels, a venture capital firm specializing in early-stage investments to drive startup growth, and the CEO of Neopanda, a medical device startup that created a wearable vital signs monitor for vulnerable newborns in developing countries. The journalists departed for the GES at The Hague on Saturday and cover Secretary Pompeo and White House Advisor Ivanka Trump’s press events.