A key for future entrepreneurs is to get involved, keep up with the latest trends, as well as network with other professionals.
Industry conferences give you plenty of opportunities to step up your game, gain insights and build a meaningful network.
Are you a business student, aspiring to become a successful entrepreneur? We know how hard may be for you to afford attending professional events.
To help you on your journey to a successful career, we selected the best fully funded conferences and the ones offering scholarships for the participants.
Fully-funded conferences for business students to attend in 2019
Deadline: April 18, 2019 | Apply here
Dates: November 6-13, 2019
Eligibility: Approximately 20-35 years of age
Location: Shenzhen, China
UNLEASH is a global innovation lab that brings together people from all over the world to transform 1,000 personal insights into hundreds of ideas, and build lasting global networks around the Sustainable Development Goals.
UNLEASH covers all expenses for travel, accommodation, curriculum and activities and provides you with a new toolset for how to innovate, create impact at scale and collaborate with experts, mentors and facilitators from all over the world.
Deadline: April 27, 2019 | Apply here
Dates: July 25-27,2019
Eligibility: Have been born after January 1, 1993; be either a regular undergraduate student, graduate student, or to have finished your studies (graduate or undergraduate) in 2018 or 2019
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
SABF is connecting future leaders to contribute to the sustainable development of the world. The SABF is an event that takes place annually in Buenos Aires for 3 days in the month of July. Each year the forum receives 100 outstanding university students from around the world together with 40 leaders of business, political and academic areas.
For all selected participants the conference will cover: meals during the 25th, 26th and 27th of July and entrance to a night event on the 26th of July.
For participants from other countries and other cities of Argentina (other cities apart from Buenos Aires): accommodation in a hotel during the nights of the 25th, 26th and 27th of July and transfers from the hotel to different places where activities are carried out.
The travel expenses to and from Buenos Aires are not included. The SABF Organizing Team will provide you with all the assistance you may need in order to get funds.
Deadline: April 28, 2019 | Apply here
Dates: August 16 – 20, 2019
Eligibility: Current undergraduate students, graduate students, and young professionals are eligible to apply to the conference. In addition, recent college graduates who obtained an undergraduate or a graduate degree in the past 5 years are eligible to apply to HPAIR conferences.
Location: Nur-Sultan (Astana), Kazakhstan
HPAIR will celebrate the most recent advancements in human knowledge, including cutting-edge topics such as blockchain as well as new innovations in traditional business models.
The delegates will hear from renowned business leaders, academics, and policymakers to analyze Asia’s changing role in the global market and explore ways for Asia to lead the global narrative into the next great economic transition of the century.
HPAIR offers a mix of partial and full scholarships that can cover registration fees, transportation costs, and/or other incidental costs.
Each applicant’s circumstances will be evaluated individually, and awards will cover each scholar’s financial need to attend the conference, as determined by HPAIR through the submission of a budget and financial documents. Scholarships take the form of a reimbursement of costs via an online transfer or a check at the conference.
Deadline: May 5, 2019 | Apply here
Eligibility: Bachelor, Master, PhD or MBA students, ideally in the field of business, economics, humanities, media management or informatics, with a keen interest in data science
Dates: June 24-26, 2019
Location: Berlin, Germany
Tackle the challenges and opportunities both digitalization and Big Data bring. Join Talent Meets Bertelsmann and build a powerful network at the very start of your career.
You and 50 other students from all over the world will meet experienced Bertelsmann entrepreneurs in Berlin. In small groups, you will work on key business ideas and present your results in front of a jury of Bertelsmann executives.
The costs of each participant’s hotel room for two nights (June 24 to June 26, 2019), as well as travel expenses up to 300 EUR for students coming from European schools and up to 500 EUR for students from non-European schools will be covered.
Deadline: May 6, 2019 | Apply here
Dates: October 21-November 1,2019
Eligibility: You must be aged 18-35 and live in one of the participating countries – Canada, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Poland, Tunisia, UK and USA. Applications from Egypt and the USA are by invitation only.
Location: the United Kingdom
As a member of Future Leaders Connect, you will travel to the UK for ten days of advanced policy and leadership development programme at leading institutions.
You will discuss today’s biggest global challenges in the UK Houses of Parliament, meet inspirational leaders and the Møller Institute, Churchill College, University of Cambridge.
Following your time in the UK you will have worldwide connections, a policy action plan for change and the skills, knowledge and networks needed to be an influential leader in your country and beyond.
The costs of travel, accommodation and meals are covered by the British Council and the programme is fully accessible.
Date: May 22, 2019 | Register here
Eligibility: Everyone is eligible, the conference is funded for foreign participants only
Location: Cracow, Poland
The aim of the conference is to present a wide spectrum of scientific theories, views and opinions on the importance, status and opportunities for the development of the social economy, ecological economy, entrepreneurship and social innovation, legal conditions for the development of economics in Poland and in the world.
Representatives of science, sociology, politics, business, students and scientific clubs and all those interested in the areas of economics, social economy, ecology, entrepreneurship and innovation are invited to participate.
The conference covers: publication, conference materials, coffee breaks, lunch.
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