Apply for GES 2019 now

By 17th December 2018News, Semi-finalists

On Monday December 17, GES 2019 launched the call for applications for entrepreneurs to attend the Global Entrepreneur Summit 2019 on June 4 and 5 in the The Hague.

The event – organized in a joint effort by the US and Dutch governments – will focus on the commercial value of global challenges, showcasing technological impact solutions within Agriculture, Connectivity, Energy, Health and Water. GES 2019 will bring 2,000 entrepreneurs, investors, corporates, policy makers and thought leaders under one roof. The event offers an inspiring two-day program filled with motivational keynote speakers, high-level panel discussions, matchmaking activities and curated investor meetups.


Entrepreneurs who want to be part of GES 2019 are invited to apply before January 30, 2019. They must meet criteria in order to be eligible for selection:

  • Technology with the potential to contribute to global challenges within Agriculture, Connectivity, Energy, Health and Water
  • An innovation that is more than a concept, with a functioning, market-ready business model
  • An enterprise that is investor-ready, with the ambition and the capacity to scale-up internationally within 5 years
  • Preference for entrepreneurs that work together with universities or research institutions

Applications will be reviewed by an independent jury who will carry out the selection of invitees for GES 2019. Please find more details about the event, the participation criteria and selection process on