Nexus is Now Accepting Applications for the 13th Cohort of the Nexus Pre-Incubation Program

Apply now to Nexus, India’s Premier Incubation Program! After running 12 successful cohorts of more than 135 startups who have raised over USD 16 million in external funding, Nexus is now accepting applications for the 13th Cohort of the Nexus pre-incubation program. Application deadline: 31st May, 2021 Apply now – Read more here –  ... Read More»

U.S. Consul General Judith Ravin Inaugurates an Exclusive Network for Indian Women Social Entrepreneurs

Chennai, Dec 22:  U.S. Consul General Judith Ravin inaugurated the Indian Women Social Entrepreneurs Network (IWSEN) at a virtual event held on December 17, 2020.   With funding from the U.S. Consulate General in Chennai, Amani Institute organized a six-month capacity-building program led by U.S. and Indian experts for 40 women social entrepreneurs from across India. As part ... Read More»

USAID and SEWA Bharat to Support Women Entrepreneurs with Award from the White House-Led Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative

For the second time in two years, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in India has been selected for funding from the White House-led Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative, the United States Government’s first whole-of-government effort to advance women’s economic empowerment globally. Through the W-GDP Fund, USAID will be partnering with ... Read More»

TiE Global Hosts Third Annual Women Entrepreneurs Conclave with support from U.S. Embassy; Launches Women Entrepreneurs Global Fellowship Program

TiE Global , one of the world’s largest not-for-profit organizations, in partnership with the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, inaugurated the third annual Women Entrepreneurs Conclave (WEC 3.0) – Scaling New Heights. The three-day conclave includes knowledge sessions for scaling up businesses facilitated by leading U.S. and India-based domain experts. The Conclave also marks the culmination of ... Read More»

Remarks by Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit

SECRETARY POMPEO: Good afternoon, everyone. Welcome. The prime minister and I were just remarking on what a great crowd, what a great group we have here. Thank you, Madame Mayor, for joining us as well and hosting us. I want to thank the prime minister as well, and frankly, the Dutch people for welcoming us ... Read More»

GIST Tech-I Competition Winners Receive Project Funding

The U.S. State Department’s Global Innovations through Science and Technology Initiative (GIST) hosted its Technology Idea (Tech-I) Competition at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Bahrain, April 14-16.  The GIST Tech-I pitch competition brings together science and technology entrepreneurs from emerging economies worldwide, enabling young innovators through networking, skill development, mentoring, and access to financing, to ... Read More»

Nexus Graduates Fourth Cohort, Welcomes South Asia Connect

The Nexus Startup Hub at the American Center held a graduation ceremony today for its latest cohort of entrepreneurs.  The 11 startups, coming from a plethora of fields, including healthcare, telecommunications, and home automation, marked the end of their 10-week program by showcasing some of what they had learned in the form of two-minute business ... Read More»

Registration Now Open for SelectUSA Investment Summit 2018

Registration is open for the 2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit.  U.S. Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster will be leading the Indian delegation to this year’s Summit, which will be held from June 20 to 22, 2018, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center near Washington, D.C.  The Summit will connect global business leaders with all ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Juster at Nexus Startup Hub Launch at The American Center

As Prepared Good afternoon. On behalf of my colleagues at the U.S. Embassy, we would like to congratulate all of you who have played a role in launching Nexus: Startup Hub at the American Center. In particular, we would like to thank our partner, the IC-Squared Institute of the University of Texas at Austin, which ... Read More»

USAID Administrator Mark Green’s Remarks at the Global Entrepeneurship Summit Press Conference

International Convention Center Hyderabad, India SPOKESPERSON MCCLESKEY:  Good afternoon, everybody.  I’m Clayton McCleskey.  I’m the spokesperson for USAID.  Thank you so much for being here today and for coming to GES for the week, and for joining for our concluding press conference here.  We’ve got three speakers this afternoon.  First, we’ll have Jennifer Arangio, who is the ... Read More»

USAID Administrator Mark Green’s Remarks at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit Closing Reception

Novotel Hotel Gardens Hyderabad, India ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Welcome, everyone. And what a great GES. First, on behalf of the U.S. government, thank you. Over the last few days we’ve met entrepreneurs, investors, industry leaders from over 150 countries. Some have traveled here from quite literally the other side of the world. Now, there’s an old ... Read More»

President Donald J. Trump Promotes American Entrepreneurship

“I know that starting and growing a business takes tremendous grit and that facing the unknown requires determination.  I also know that taking on that risk makes our Nation and our world a better place.” –  President Donald J. Trump   A COMMITMENT TO GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP: The United States is co-hosting the Global Entrepreneurship Summit ... Read More»

Briefing on the Global Entrepreneurship Summit

Special Briefing Ivanka Trump, Advisor to the President; Michelle Bekkering, Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator and Senior Coordinator for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment; Tom Vajda, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Via Teleconference November 21, 2017 MS NAUERT: And thanks to all of you for joining us today to ... Read More»

Background Briefing on the Global Entrepreneurship Summit

Special Briefing Senior Administration Officials Via Teleconference November 21, 2017 MODERATOR: Okay. Thank you. And with that we’ll take your questions and — SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL ONE: And may I just add, before we jump into questions, one thing I just wanted to highlight on background – it’s [Senior Administration Official One] speaking – this ... Read More»

Entrepreneurs and Investors Selected for the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson The United States and India are proud to announce the selection of the 1,500 individuals who will participate in the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, which will be co-hosted by the United States and India in Hyderabad, India, November 28-30. Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump will lead ... Read More»

U.S. and Indian officials brief on progress towards the upcoming Global Entrepreneurship Summit to be held in Hyderabad, November 28-30

Hyderabad – Senior officials representing the joint U.S. and Indian organizing team for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) addressed journalists in Hyderabad today, offering further insight into the program and planning process for the Summit to be held in Hyderabad from November 28-30. Representing the U.S. government were Jennifer Arangio, Senior Director for International Organizations ... Read More»

Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 to be held in Hyderabad, November 28-30

Today, high-level‎ delegations from the Governments of India and the United States met at NITI Aayog to plan the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, which will be held November 28-30 at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre in Hyderabad, India. The Summit will be inaugurated by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi and Advisor to the ... Read More»

Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires MaryKay Carlson at the Women Entrepreneurs Conclave

American Center New Delhi “Women First, Prosperity for All.” That is the theme for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, which India and the United States will co-host at the end of November in Hyderabad.  This theme highlights the critical role women like you play in fostering global growth and prosperity. The U.S. delegation to the Summit, ... Read More»

TIE Global and U.S. Embassy, New Delhi and Consulates partner to empower women entrepreneurs from 27 Indian cities

An important Milestone on the Road to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit  (GES) announced by P.M. Modi recently           The All India Roadshow on Women’s Economic Empowerment Through Entrepreneurship (AIRSWEEE) spurs commitment to seed launch of Achieving Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) Fund I, a $25 million early stage equity fund for women owned and ... Read More»

Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 to be held in Hyderabad, November 28-30

Joint Statement by Telangana IT and Industries Minister, K. T. Rama Rao and U.S. Consul General Katherine Hadda Hyderabad: We are delighted that Hyderabad will be the site of the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES). As NITI Aayog CEO Kant and Chargé d’Affaires MaryKay Carlson noted in their announcement , the GES is the preeminent annual ... Read More»

Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 to be Held in Hyderabad, November 28-30

Following the announcement by President Trump and Prime Minister Modi in Washington that the United States and India will co-host the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), we are pleased to announce the event will be held November 28-30 in Hyderabad, India.  The theme of the Summit will be Women First, Prosperity for All, highlighting the ... Read More»

Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires MaryKay Carlson at the DST Lockheed Martin Tata Trust Awards Ceremony

(As Prepared) Good afternoon.  Thank you all for the warm welcome and the invitation to join this wonderful event.  I’m grateful to be able to speak to you today alongside Minister Vardhan and other senior government officials. I particularly want to thank Lockheed Martin and Tata, both of whom are partnering to promote innovation and ... Read More»

International Incubator Nexus graduates its premier group of startups

New Delhi — The Nexus Incubator, a collaboration between the University of Texas and the U.S. State Department graduated its first group of 10 startups on Friday, July 21. The Startups were chosen from over 113 applications from all over India, underwent an intense 10 week training program that featured workshops led by expert speakers ... Read More»

Nexus at the American Center to Host Startups and Renewable Energy Seminar March 28

On Tuesday March 28 from 4:30 – 8pm, Nexus @ The American Center will host a seminar on key challenges startups face in the renewable energy sector and how can these be overcome. Nexus is the newly established start-up hub at the American Center in New Delhi. Leading subject matter experts, funders and entrepreneurs will ... Read More»

Global Entrepreneurship Week: Introductory Remarks by Ambassador Verma

(As Prepared for Delivery) Good Afternoon.  I am very pleased to see so many of you here at the American Center for this Global Entrepreneurship Week 2016 gathering.  We are deeply grateful to Special Secretary Y.S. Malik for having taken time out of his extremely hectic schedule to join us. Entrepreneurship is a major feature ... Read More»

Ambassador Verma at the Business Council of Intl Understanding (BCIU) Competitiveness Forum Roundtable

Commercial Diplomacy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (As prepared for delivery) Thank you Ron Summers for that kind introduction.  Ron has been a steadfast champion of the U.S.-India relationship for many years and it’s an honor to have him lead today’s discussion.  I would also like to recognize Peter Tichansky for his leadership at the Business Council ... Read More»

U.S. Under Secretary for Political Affairs Remarks on U.S.-India Diplomatic Leadership

Indian Foreign Service Institute, New Delhi (As Delivered) Thank you for that introduction.  I would like to express my sincere appreciation to Dean Khatua for hosting me here at the Indian Foreign Service Institute (FSI).  I am humbled by the opportunity to engage the next generation of diplomatic leaders – you are not just the ... Read More»

U.S. Mission to India Announces Indian and Bhutanese Global Entrepreneurship Summit Delegates

The U.S. Embassy New Delhi is happy to announce that eight Indian and two Bhutanese delegates will attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) taking place June 22-24, 2016 in Palo Alto, California. They will be joining more than 700 entrepreneurs from around the world along with investors, speakers, and leaders in the entrepreneurship space.  The ... Read More»

Grants Awarded for Clean Off-the-Grid Energy Projects

Today the Embassy of the United States of America and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy announced grants to nine of India’s top clean energy innovators. The awards were funded through the PACEsetter Fund , a ₹50 crore (US$7.9 million) account maintained jointly between the two governments. PACEsetter Fund awards were given to projects focused on ... Read More»

Urbanization, Investment, and Entrepreneurship: Leveraging U.S.-India Economic Ties

Assistant Secretary Nisha Biswal’s Remarks to the University of Chicago Alumni Club of India (As prepared for delivery) Thank you for that kind introduction Aditi and thank you all for a very warm welcome, and of course a big thanks to the University of Chicago Alumni Club of India for hosting this event.  It is ... Read More»
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