April 5, 2019
open to the public
12:30 PM - 6:30 PM
210 S Dubuque St, Iowa City, IA 52240

Save the date for the 2019 International Entrepreneurship Summit hosted by the Institute for International Business. The Institute for International Business has been hosting the International Entrepreneurship Summit in Iowa City every year since spring 2015. This event offers prominent speakers and experts from different parts of the world a platform to showcase the entrepreneurial opportunities that exist in their countries or their region of the world to Iowa companies, organizations, entrepreneurs, students, UI faculty and staff.


  • Keynote speaker and luncheon:
    • The keynote speaker will focus on trade and entrepreneurship being used as tools to boost international relations and commercial diplomacy.
  • Panel discussion:
    • This discussion will focus on innovation, entrepreneurship, and collaboration with colleagues in Africa to better understand the entrepreneurship ecosystem on the continent. Panelists will include representatives from the University of Ghana, University of Lagos, Superieure de Commerce (Supdeco), and two past Mandela Washington Fellows from the UI cohorts. These panelists will be able to give firsthand experience on the entrepreneurship in Africa and how Iowa and its businesses can get involved.

This year's summit focuses on how institutions of higher learning can facilitate international relations and the global economy using entrepreneurship as the focal point through a series of breakout sessions and keynote speakers.