Hundreds of entrepreneurs, investors, and public and private sector leaders from across the American Heartland, as well as from around the world, continued their discussions on ways to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in the United States and around the world.
Administrator of the Small Business Administration Linda McMahon delivered keynote remarks on day two focused on ways the Small Business Administration is working to shape a strong American economy by supporting both rural and urban businesses and making it easier for entrepreneurs to do business abroad.
.@SBALinda at #RoadtoGES Heartland: "At @SBAgov we like to say, 'we power the American dream.' And nowhere is that dream more apparent than in watching entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses." #GES2019 pic.twitter.com/hHRFEiMey4— The Global Entrepreneurship Summit (@theGESsummit) March 19, 2019
Attendees then dispersed into engaging sessions and panel discussions on such topics as “Agtech Innovation and Deployment,” “Investing in the Heartland,” and “How Government and Entrepreneurs Can Work Together.”
Investing in the Heartland is a key theme at #RoadtoGES Heartland. Thanks to our panelists Marianne Hudson, @ACAAngelCapital, Henry Chi @CapInnovators, Dan Kerr @flyovercapital, and Jeb Burns @mersofmichigan! #RoadtoGES pic.twitter.com/aR4wuLxuNa— The Global Entrepreneurship Summit (@theGESsummit) March 19, 2019
The afternoon featured the #RoadtoGES Pitch Showcase. Several entrepreneurs shared their innovative business ideas on health, agricultural, and connectivity solutions and made the case for why their businesses were ready to go to the next level. In the end, six entrepreneurs earned Golden Tickets to attend the 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in the Hague for the innovation solutions they proposed.
All in all, #RoadtoGES Heartland was a resounding success!
Day Two of #RoadtoGES Heartland is a wrap! Check out a few of our favorite photos from today and visit our full album on Flickr at https://t.co/d8EFF5uXJD.— The Global Entrepreneurship Summit (@theGESsummit) March 20, 2019
Also, don’t forget time is running out to grab your spot at #GES2019 in The Hague. Visit https://t.co/wggHW0vnNS by 3/22. pic.twitter.com/VOqMyD9maG
For more information:
- Read about Day One of #RoadtoGES Heartland
- Check out coverage of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit and Road to GES on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Join the conversation using #RoadtoGES.
- Spaces are still available for #GES2019! For more information, visit ges2019.org/application by March 22nd.