Entrepreneurs, politicians, policy makers and big industry convened in The Hague from June 3-5 at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2019. Known as GES2019, the summit creates a multi-stakeholder forum that delivers opportunities for start-up companies around the world. ND Group was among the private equity firms that are on the lookout for innovative start-ups searching for investment opportunities, including venture and growth capital.
The summit, which takes place every two years, was jointly organized by the Dutch and American Ministries of Foreign Affairs. ND Group’s Chief Marketing Officer Kaan Savul explained that because the group has interests across 5 main investment areas: Energy, Logistics, Services, Technology and Real Estate, the biennial gathering provides a unique opportunity to understand the latest developments in technology for a number of industries. “We have several products in the pipeline that can be enhanced with some of the technological developments and opportunities present. Today we were fortunate to discuss the implementation of 5G across communities, with several stakeholders including the CEO the KT Corporation, a major 5G operator in South Korea. This means we can expand our knowledge and business networks to deliver products that will truly exceed our customers’ expectations.”
The ND Group has 2 ventures in the pipeline that focus on smart city development and management, and banking payment solutions. The Summit was formally opened by the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, and concludes with Plenary Session focusing on Women’s Empowerment.