Global Venture Lab

We will not be hosting a Global Venture Lab in August 2019, but stay tuned for more information about GVL 2020!

The Global Venture Lab (GVL) is an international summit of academics, entrepreneurs, and innovators sharing common research and educational programs to spur new industry and economic growth. Since our first event in 2009, GVL continues to be an extraordinary opportunity to network, learn, and share best practices among entrepreneurship centers around the world.

For questions contact Susan Giesecke: and Melissa Glass:

We look forward to hosting you at UC Berkeley!

Entrepreneurship Best Practices Crossing Borders


The goal of the Global Venture Network is to share best practices to foster innovation and entrepreneurship in a university environment with the intent to help create new companies and industries. GVL strives to develop an entrepreneurial ecosystem that supports venture creation and innovation between Berkeley and global partners. Industry-changing innovation and leadership stretch well beyond geographical boundaries at GVL.

Recommended for: Academic Institutions interested in developing and sharing best practices for entrepreneurship instruction.

January 2015 Summit

The Global Venture Lab Report

This brief of the "Report from the Global Venture Lab Network Inaugural Summit" summarizes the discussion of best practices and next steps from the November 19, 2009 meeting of engineering entrepreneurship educators from 18 universities. Click here to read more.

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