It was in 2017 that a team of youths realized 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 hosted around 160 participants from 35 different countries 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 which brought together more than 150 participants from 40 different countries. The fifth edition of GEB was held in Bangkok, Thailand from 27th to 30th June 2019 which bought together more than 160 participants from 40 different countries.
Known for its contribution in flourishing the culture of entrepreneurship and innovation, GEB in its 5th edition gave special priority to the new dimension in the entrepreneurial ethos called 'social entrepreneurship' in this edition. Professor Muhammad Yunus—a Bangladeshi social entrepreneur and Nobel laureate—was the keynote speaker for the Bootcamp.
GEB has grown successively in all the editions. The event has grown from an educational and leadership session on entrepreneurship to a bridge connecting the innovative minds and global investors by the fifth 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 is a program focused on imparting entrepreneurial education, with special emphasis on Asian and African countries where entrepreneurship is just a new term.