What is the Startup Nations Summit?

The Startup Nations Summit (SNS) is the annual gathering of an invitation-only network of policy influencers from around the world committed to help better enable high impact entrepreneurship through the identification of policy levers and smart public-sector-driven programs. More information about this network is available at startupnations.co.

At the annual Summit, Startup Nations members and delegates from governments share ideas about innovative new approaches their countries are taking -- and also share candid assessments on what is working and what is not. 

If you wish to request an invitation, please email cristina@genglobal.org with information about your role in entrepreneurship policymaking.


When and where will the next Startup Nations Summit take place?

The host city for SNS 2018 is Surabaya, Indonesia. The Summit will take place from November 16 – 17, 2018.

The Startup Nations Summit is in its seventh year and is an initiative of the Global Entrepreneurship Network that is co-hosted in a different country each year. Joining GEN this year as co-hosts is the City of Surabaya, which succesfully bid with the highest support from Mayor Tri Rismaharini.  

Where has the Startup Nations Summit been held before?

The following cities have hosted previous editions of the Startup Nations Summit:

  • 2012: Toronto, Canada
  • 2013: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 2014: Seoul, Korea
  • 2015: Monterrey, Mexico
  • 2016: Cork, Ireland
  • 2017: Tallinn, Estonia