Friday, June 24, 2016

Five Ghanaians participate in Global Entreprenuership Summit

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The U.S. Embassy in Ghana has announced the participation of five Ghanaian entrepreneurs in the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) which started on June 22 - 24 in Palo Alto, California.

The Ghanaian entrepreneurs have joined more than 700 entrepreneurs from around the world along with investors, speakers and leaders in the entrepreneurship space, a statement from the Embassy, copied to the Ghana News Agency, said on Thursday.

The participants are Elizabeth Swaniker, a sculptor, Emmanuel Addai, a software entrepreneur, Mabel Suglo, a student and social entrepreneur, Kwaku Asmah, an electrical engineer, and Ernest Gavor, a social entrepreneur and innovator.

The statement said the innovative entrepreneurs would be joined by President Barack Obama and other high-level U.S. Government officials including the Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker, the Administrator of Small Businesses, Maria Contreras-Sweet, the Administrator of USAID, Gayle Smith, the Ambassador at-Large for Global Women's Issues, Catherine Russell, and the Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, Richard Stengel.

The Summit is 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 us tackle global challenges together, the statement said.

The GES 2016 aims to showcase inspiring entrepreneurs and investors from around the world creating new opportunities for investment, partnership, and collaboration and connect American entrepreneurs and investors with international counterparts to form lasting relationships.

The summit will include a wide range of workshops, panels, ignite talks, pitch competitions, mentoring, and networking sessions aimed to give participants opportunities to gain skill and relationships that would help their ventures grow.

There would also be demonstration areas, experiential learning exhibitions, and opportunities to connect with industry experts.

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