22 Nigerians To Participate At The 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit In US


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

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