GERN is a working coalition of institutions that:

Fund Entrepreneurship Research: Including public or private sector organizations that finance research into entrepreneurial dynamics.

Conduct Entrepreneurship Research: Academic research community and researchers, including universities, think tanks, research institutes, and other institutions that conduct and disseminate entrepreneurship research.

Apply Entrepreneurship Research: Entrepreneurship support programs that apply findings, provide data or formally engage in entrepreneurship research projects.


GERN MEMBERS, alphabetically by category:


Funder Members:

  • Allan Gray Orbis Foundation
  • Argidius Foundation
  • Ciputra Foundation
  • Kauffman Foundation
  • Korea Entrepreneurship Foundation (KEF)
  • OECD
  • Omidyar Foundation
  • RKW Kompetenzzentrum
  • Tony Elumelu Foundation
  • World Bank


Research Members:

  • Arab Institute for Business Leaders
  • Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE)
  • Bruegel
  • Emory University
  • Endeavor Insight
  • The GEDI Institute
  • MaRS
  • Startup Genome


Program Members:

  • Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
  • Endeavor Brazil
  • Future Cities Catapult UK
  • Quatere (Foundry)


GERN also engages a community of entrepreneurship research stakeholders who are interested in keeping abreast of outcomes from GERN research priorities and collaborations, such as:

  • Academy of Entrepreneurship | Greece
  • Africa Development Bank 
  • Arab Institute for Business Leaders | Tunisia
  • Ashoka University | India
  • ​Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation | USA
  • Danish Foundation for Entrepreneurship - Young Enterprise | Denmark
  • FUSADES | El Salvador
  • Inter-American Development Bank
  • Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) | Mexico
  • TechStars | USA


Are you interested in joining GERN? We invite you to review GERN's Membership Packet.


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