Startup Nations Summit


November 20-22, 2017

About the Startup Nations Summit

What is the Startup Nations Summit?

The Startup Nations Summit (SNS) gathers a network of entrepreneurship policy shapers from around the world to identify, test and track innovative policy levers and smart public sector driven programs for new and young businesses.

Following SNS Toronto in 2012, SNS Kuala Lumpur in 2013, SNS Seoul in 2014, SNS Monterrey in 2015, and SNS 2016 in Cork in 2017, Startup Nations members will meet in Tallinn, Estonia.

At the sixth edition of SNS, Startup Nations members will continue their work to unearth and evaluate new effective policy levers and public sector-driven programs that are making an impact in advancing entrepreneurial growth around the world.

Prior Featured Delegates

The Startup Nations Summit attracts speakers and delegates who are startup policy champions from around the world, dedicated to helping new businesses start and scale.

Rasha Y. ElTantawy
Head of Entrepreneurship and Business Support, TIEC Egypt
Kwanghyon Kim
Executive Director, Startup Korea
Jonathan Ortmans
President, Global Entrepreneurship Network
Anders Hoffmann
Deputy Director General, Danish Business Authority
Sidney Yuen
Board Member, The Ireland Fund of China
Kristin Schreiber
Director, EU programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises & SMEs (COSME)
Efka Heder
Director, SEECEL
Bart De Wever
Mayor of Antwerp
Ileana A. Rogel
Executive Director, CONAMYPE, Ministry of Economy, El Salvador
Ellen Olafsen
Global Product Specialist, Growth Entrepreneurship, Trade & Competitiveness Practice of the World Bank Group
Tri Rismaharini
Mayor of the City of Surabaya, Indonesia
Siobhan Finn
Project Director @ Cork Innovates
Pichet Durongkaveroj
Minister of Science and Technology, Kingdom of Thailand
Markku Antero Markkula
President, European Committee of the Regions, CoR
Maria Contreras-Sweet
Ezrra Israel Orozco
Vice Minister for SMEs Development of Guatemala


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