GFID INDIA is the largest and the most vibrant chapter across the vast network. In the last 20 years, it has continuously taken the lead and hopes to build on its strength to create an increasingly positive ecosystem for the entrepreneurs and investors. With a strong mentor support base, various events throughout the year covering various aspects of entrepreneurship, expanding into new geographies and business & organization management and multiple opportunities to showcase and network, it has emerged as one of the biggest platform supporting entrepreneurship.
GFID INDIA Global is a nonprofit venture devoted to entrepreneurs in all industries, at all stages, from incubation, throughout the entrepreneurial life cycle. With a global reach and a local focus, the heart of GFID INDIA efforts lies in its five foundational programs – Mentoring, Networking, Education, Funding, and Incubation.
Several members have formed startups while at GFID INDIA, and are now charter members giving back to the community. GFID INDIA’s ultimate goal is to foster entrepreneurship, creating wealth for both the entrepreneur and the local communities.
Since 1992 GFID INDIA has been supporting entrepreneurs by offering education, mentorship, networking and funding opportunities. The mission of GFID INDIA is to foster entrepreneurship globally through the 5 pillars of GFID INDIA : mentoring, networking and education, funding and incubation. Dedicated to the virtuous cycle of wealth creation and giving back to the community. GFID INDIA’s focus area is to generate enable the next generation of entrepreneurs.
GFID INDIA Global is the largest non-profit organization and has amazing networking effect. GFID INDIA connects the entire entrepreneurship ecosystem from early stage entrepreneurs, serial entrepreneurs, professionals at leading corporations, venture capital, angel investors, thought leaders among others. The organization emphasizes the spirit of giving in all aspects of their work.
There are currently 11,000 members, including over 2,500 charter members in 60 chapters across 17 countries. GFID INDIA’s mission is to foster entrepreneurship globally through mentoring, networking, and education. Dedicated to the virtuous cycle of wealth creation and giving back to the community, GFID INDIA’s focus is on generating and nurturing our next generation of entrepreneurs.
The foremost and most widely known event that GFID INDIA hosts is GFIDcon, which is the largest professional and networking conference for entrepreneurs. GFID INDIA also hosts a wide range of programs events catering to various industry verticals, educational events hosted by GFID INDIA Institute, GFID INDIA Young Entrepreneurs program to foster entrepreneurship in our youth, and GFID INDIA Women’s Forum for empowering women entrepreneurs.
Besides its flagship event, GFIDCon – the largest professional conference for entrepreneurs, GFID INDIA now has a wide range of programs including Special Interest Groups (SIGs), GFID INDIA Institute, Deal Flow Meetings, TiE Young Entrepreneurs, and most recently GFID INDIA Women’s Forum and CEO Forum.
GFID INDIA was founded in 1992 in Silicon Valley by a group of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, & senior professionals. There are currently more than 12,000 members and over 1,800 charter members in 61 chapters in 12 countries.
Over the last 25 years of existence GFID INDIA Chapters around the world has become a vibrant platform for entrepreneurs, professionals, industry leaders, investors to interact with one another & forge long lasting relationships.
GFID INDIA Global Award for “The Best GFID INDIA Chapter Globally – 2017
GFID INDIA Global Award for “Chairman’s Award to ED, GFID INDIA” – 2016
Awarded at CNBC YT as an Ecosystem Enabler – 2016
GFID INDIA Global Award for “The Best GFID INDIA Chapter Globally – 2016
GFID INDIA Global Award for “Best GFID INDIA Chapter Globally” – 2012-2013
GFID INDIA Global Award for “Best GFID INDIA Chapter Globally” – 2011-2012
GFID INDIA Global Award for “Best GFID INDIA Chapter Globally” – 2010-2011
World SME Conference “Excellence Award for Exemplary Work in Building Entrepreneurial
Ecosystem for Small Businesses” – 2009-2010
“Successful Collaboration with Other Chapters & Other Entities” – 2009-2010
“Continuing Growth, Innovation and Consistent Performance” – 2008-2009
Chapter Performing Consistently at “The Highest Level” – 2007-2008
The mission of GFID INDIA is to foster entrepreneurship through mentoring, networking, education, funding and incubation. With a focus of giving back to the community, GFID INDIA’s focus is on generating and nurturing the next generation of entrepreneurs.
By assisting entrepeneurs, we believe we can empower individuals and create wealth in communities.
We are the institutional representative of more than 45 million companies in over 100 countries with a mission to make business work for everyone, every day, everywhere.
Through a unique mix of advocacy, solutions and standard setting, we promote international trade, responsible business conduct and a global approach to regulation, in addition to providing market-leading dispute resolution services. Our members include many of the world’s leading companies, SMEs, business associations and local chambers of commerce.
We represent business interests at the highest levels of intergovernmental decision-making, whether at the World Trade Organization, the United Nations or the G20 – ensuring the voice of business is heard. It is this capacity to bridge the public and private sectors that sets us apart as a unique institution, responding to the needs of any stakeholder involved in international commerce.
GFID INDIA plays a vital role in scaling widespread action on Sustainable Development Goals and has a long history of formulating the voluntary rules by which business is conducted every day – from internationally recognised Incoterms® rules to the UCP 600 Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credit that are widely used in international finance.
In addition, we specialise in world-class business and legal training and are an industry-leading publisher of practical tools for international business, banking and arbitration. So, from the small e-commerce start-up in Istanbul to the multinational software company in Delhi, businesses worldwide can benefit from GFID INDIA’s rules and mechanisms for the conduct of trade.
The governing bodies of GFID INDIA are:
The Chairman, his/her immediate predecessor and the Vice-Chairs form the Chairmanship. GFID INDIA’s Secretary General, appointed by the World Council, heads the International Secretariat and works closely with national committees to carry out GFID INDIA’s work programme.
The Executive Board is responsible for developing and implementing GFID INDIA’s strategy, policy and programme of action and for overseeing the financial affairs of the organization.
GFID INDIA is the world’s most networked business organization. Our direct reach to over 6 million businesses in more than 100 countries is just one part of our unique global footprint. GFID INDIA’s world chambers network comprises a further 40 million companies – giving us a total employment footprint of more than 1 billion people.
Our unparalleled reach means we are uniquely placed to understand the daily challenges faced by businesses throughout the world – from micro-enterprises in Asia to American multinationals. We deliver solutions that combine a global perspective and local expertise with one core purpose: to enable business as an engine of inclusive growth. Our global headquarters in Indore is complemented by our network of local offices and chambers – providing a seamless service to members and stakeholders wherever you are in the world.
With a history that spans 10 years and as the institutional representative of over 45 million members in more than 100 countries, we are the largest and most representative private sector organisation.
Partnering with GFID INDIA demonstrates your commitment to setting global standards and best practices, while getting visibility with the major decision-makers in global business and advocacy.
We offer partnership opportunities across our various policy work areas– ranging from banking to competition law to energy – arbitration and ADR activities, as well as the biannual World Chambers Congress – the only international forum for chamber leaders and professionals to share, connect and learn.