Today, 22 Nigerians will join their counterparts to participate at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit starting today June 22-24, 2016 at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. This is contain in a statement made available to newsmen by the U.S. Embassy in Lagos.
The Embassy receive approximately 420 applications from Nigeria which it said is the most from any country for this year’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit.
About 1500 participants from across the world are expected at the summit.
The 22 Nigerians will join more than 700 entrepreneurs from around the world along with investors, speakers, and leaders in the entrepreneurship space.
The statement reads in parts;
‘These innovative entrepreneurs will be joined by high-level U.S. government officials, including President Barack Obama, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, Administrator of the Small Business Administration Maria Contreras-Sweet, U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Gayle Smith, Ambassador at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Catherine Russell, and Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel.
‘This Summit will be the seventh installment in a series previously hosted by the United States and the governments of Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Morocco, and Kenya. In bringing the Summit back to the United States, President Obama highlights his commitment to building bridges that help the international community tackle global challenges together’.
Nigerians submitted approximately 420 applications the most from any country for this year’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit.
List of Nigerians at 2016 GES participants.
|S/N||Name||Position / Organization||GES Designation|
|1||Adeniji Lumumba Kola||Managing Director/CEO, Niji Group||Entrepreneur|
|2||Timothy Adeoye Ajekigbe||Founder, Uplinx Techub||Entrepreneur|
|3||Cletus Junior Ajibade||Co-founder, SaferMom||GES+ Entrepreneur|
|4||Habiba Eyioma Ali||CEO, SOSAI Renewable Energy||Entrepreneur|
|5||Victor Tokunbo Boyle-Komolafe||Founder/CEO, Ojoro Kitchen||Entrepreneur|
|6||Chris Chimezirim Kwekowe||CEO, Slatecube||Entrepreneur|
|7||Christian Oluwaremilekun Medupin||Co-founder & Senior Sales Engineer, Neo Mundo Limited, Nigeria||Entrepreneur|
|8||Omowale Olatoun Ogunrinde||Executive Director, Foundation for Skills Development||Entrepreneur|
|9||Zephaniah Zaiki Balogun||Co-founder, RitZeph Concepts||Entrepreneur|
|10||Iyinoluwa Samuel Aboyeji||Co-founder, Andela|
|11||Eunice Chou||Head of Incubation & Product Development, EchoVC Partners||Investor|
|12||Folabi Esan||Partner, Adlevo Capital||Investor|
|13||Oghenetoro Ighele||Managing Partner, DraperDarkFlow||Investor|
|14||Oluwole Odetayo||Co-founder/Managing Partner, LoftyInc Group||Investor|
|15||Chika Umeadi||Engagement Director, TipHub||Investor|
|16||Parminder Vir||CEO, Tony Elumelu Foundation||Investor|
|17||Eghosa Omoigui||General Partner, EchoVC Partners||Investor|
|18||Femi Oye||CEO, Green Energy & Biofuels||SEED* Participant|
|19||Afolabi Abiodun||Managing Director/CEO, SBTelecoms & Devices||SEED* Participant|
|20||Abimbola Okubena||COO, Health Forever||SEED* Participant|
|21||Nnenna Chioma Okoye||Founder, ResSpot||GIST** Tech-I Finalist|
|22||Destiny Frederick||Founder/CEO, EcoFuture Enterprise||GIST** Tech-I Finalist|