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A Movement That Makes Entrepreneurship the New Heartbeat of the World

Entrepreneurship Sports Generation (ESG) is a global, sportified entrepreneurship tournament. ESG seeks to provide the most promising startups, working along the ideals of conscious entrepreneurship, with a platform to unleash their potential and achieve global scale. ESG plans to engage global audiences throughout this incredible journey with a proprietary investment simulation game and regular audience polls, like never before.

Job Creation is One of the Biggest Challenges Faced by Humanity Today

1 BILLION
new jobs need to be created within the next decade

USD 3.7 TRILLION

Global Income Labour Loss in 2020

Population Growth by 2030

Global Employment in 2022 due to COVID-19

People Pushed to Extreme Poverty due to COVID-19

700
MILLION

250
MILLION

150
MILLION

Entrepreneurs Create Jobs at TWICE the Rate of Established Companies 

*Source: Ernst & Young, 2016

WHY APPLY? 

ESG gives every entrepreneur the chance to scale their dream

IDEA STAGE

EARLY
STAGE

GROWTH STAGE

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

HARMONY
ESG

YOUTH

USD 1 BILLION+ IN PERKS AND REWARDS

WHAT MAKES ESG UNIQUE?

Global Scope

ESG will tap into, and build the entrepreneurial spirit around the world to solve the most pressing challenges confronting the planet. This year’s edition will highlight the African ecosystem, while working with partners globally.

Gamified Format

ESG will engage participants, jury members, franchise-owners and audience members in an interactive experience. Audience members will be able to vote, online, for their favourite teams throughout the competition.

A Fully
Digitised 
Experience

Given the pandemic, ESG 2021 has the capacity to be an entirely virtual program with the hope that we will be able to host a hybrid event by the end of the year. From the user-friendly application portal to a custom-designed world-class event platform, and multi-million dollar rewards, tGELF, and our partners have planned a memorable journey for our global audiences.

Tournament
Style
Competitions

Inspired by the epitome of sports events “the Olympics”, ESG has been structured as a multi-tiered competition with City, National, Confederation, and Global finals. The competitors will face each other in knockout rounds throughout the competition to represent their countries in the global finals.

The Road to Finals

Applications Open

January-October

City Finals

September

National Finals

September - October

Confederation Finals

October

Global Finals

December