Strategic Partners


The Global Entrepreneurship Network

The Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) is a GEDI strategic partner. GEDI is part of the GEN family of activities by producing the Global Entrepreneurship Index that is marketed by GEN. GEDI shared data with GEN on its country web pages and provides custom data for other GEN activities.

The Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) is a year-round platform of programs and initiatives aimed at creating one global entrepreneurial ecosystem. GEN helps people in 160 countries unleash their ideas and turn them into promising new ventures—creating jobs, accelerating innovation and strengthening economic stability around the world. It supports the Global Entrepreneurship Research Network, Global Entrepreneurship Week the Startup Nation Summit and the Global Entrepreneurship Summit.

Ranging from efforts to inspire and educate nascent entrepreneurs to advancing research and connecting global leaders in person, GEN operates in all types of economies and cultures.

The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor

The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) provides the individual data for the Global Entrepreneurship Index. Dr. Acs has been involved with GEM for over a decade serving as a member of the GERA Board for two years, Research Director for GEM and a founding member of GEM Hungary. Dr. Acs has coauthored two GEM Global Reports, one on the United States and all of the Hungary GEM reports.

Through a vast, centrally coordinated, internationally executed data collection effort, GEM is able to provide high quality information, comprehensive reports and interesting stories, which greatly enhance the understanding of the entrepreneurial phenomenon – but it is more than that. It is also an ever-growing community of believers in the transformative benefits of entrepreneurship.