Wednesday, June 22, 2016

22 Nigerians Storm 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

The Tide

Image from article, with caption:L-R: National Publicity Secretary, Miners Association of Nigeria (MAN), Mr Amahson Ndeh, MAN’s first National Vice President, Chief Edward Danlandi and the National President, Alhaji Sani Shehu, at a news conference on Nigeria’s Mining Development in Abuja, recently.

The United States Embassy has said that 22 representatives of organisations benefiting Nigerian entrepreneurial development were to participate at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit on June 22-24, 2016 at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.

In a statement made available to The Tide via email, the US Embassy said that these special men and women will join more than 700 entrepreneurs from around the world along with investors, speakers, and leaders in the entrepreneurship space.

“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,” the statement indicated.

“This Summit will be the seventh instalment in a series previously hosted by the United States and the governments of Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Morocco, and Kenya,” it added.

It stated that in bringing the summit back to the United States, Obama has been able to highlight his commitment to building bridges that help the international community tackle global challenges together.

It emphasised that Nigerians submitted approximately 420 applications—the most from any country—for this year’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit.

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