It was in 2017 that a team of youths realized the need of an intensive program dedicated to brewing up young entrepreneurs from across the globe since most of the events on entrepreneurship at that time were dedicated to existing entrepreneurs rather than creating new ones. Giving the realization a form of event, the team designed and organized the Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp (GEB) from September 2nd to 4th, 2017 in Kakani, Nepal.
Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp was introduced as a 4-day educational/leadership session designed for the youth. GEB brought together many young innovative minds from around the world and placed them on a common platform to innovate and create new businesses through collaboration. The primary aim of GEB has always been to provide participants an overwhelming lifetime experience to develop the necessary entrepreneurial skills to start their own venture. GEB is the platform to interact with mentors, successful entrepreneurs who are willing to hear what budding entrepreneurs are thinking of and guide them on the right path to making a successful startup.
GEB is an incredible opportunity to be exposed to new cultures and perspectives, both entrepreneurial and otherwise. It is also an opportunity to exchange and share ideas with other participants. GEB creates an environment where people from all backgrounds can create, innovate, collaborate and compete in a friendly atmosphere.
The success of the first edition of the Bootcamp led to the second edition being organized in Bangkok, Thailand from January 15th to 18th, 2018. Likewise, the third Bootcamp was held in Jakarta, Indonesia from 2nd to 5th July 2018. The fourth edition of GEB was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 17th to 20th December 2018 followed by the fifth edition in Bangkok, Thailand from 27th to 30th June 2019 and sixth edition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 16th to 19th December 2019. The 7th edition of Bootcamp was conducted after COVID from 22nd to 25th July 2022 in Bangkok, Thailand.
GEB has grown successively from an educational and leadership session on entrepreneurship to a bridge connecting the innovative minds and global investors by the seventh edition. In each successive edition, GEB has constantly updated and revised its format in order to make it simpler for young minds, keeping its originality unharmed. GEB has always focused on imparting entrepreneurial education, with special emphasis on Asian and African countries where the entrepreneurial ecosystem in lacking entrepreneurship is just a new term.