The goals of the conference are:

  • Build shared insights into the ways in which diverse modes of entrepreneurial finance can be further expanded and supported so that they meet the needs of entrepreneurs focused on critical challenges and opportunities in the developing world and emerging markets

  • Convene a range of distinctive voices, but especially to learn from active entrepreneurs who are currently active in developing markets, and compare their perspective with that of policymakers and academics

  • Develop a set of action-oriented follow-up activities and opportunities for further engagement to drive change and accelerate innovation-driven entrepreneurship