22 Nigerians Feature at Global Entrepreneurship Summit


The U.S. Embassy has announced that 22 representatives of benefiting Nigerian entrepreneurial development organisations would attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit on June 22-24, 2016 at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.

The men and women would 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.

“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”, the embassy said.

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