The Global Entrepreneurship Program (GEP) is a U.S. State Department-led effort to promote and spur entrepreneurship around the world. Announced by Secretary Of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship in April 2010, the GEP highlights the Obama Administration’s commitment to use America’s entrepreneurial culture to advance entrepreneurship in emerging markets and developing countries. The program functions as an inter-agency team, which includes USAID, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the Millennium Challenge Corporation, among others, and is led by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Economic Affairs/Office of Commercial and Business Affairs.

The GEP promotes and spurs entrepreneurship around the world through it’s embassies by catalyzing and coordinating partners and resources around the following six areas to create an integrated, entrepreneurial ecosystem: identifying, training, connecting and sustaining, guiding to financing, enabling supportive policy, and celebrating entrepreneurs.

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