Iyin Aboyeji, co-founder Andela and Parminder Vir, CEO, Tony Elumelu Foundation are among 22 Nigerians slated to participate at the upcoming Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) beginning tomorrow through Thursday, June 24.
Aboyeji, along with Adeniji Lumumba Kola, Managing Director/CEO, Niji Group; Timothy Adeoye Ajekigbe, Founder, Uplinx Techub; Cletus Junior Ajibade, Co-founder, SaferMom; Zephaniah Zaiki Balogun; Co-founder RitZeph Concepts; Habiba Eyioma Ali, CEO, SOSAI Renewable Energy; Victor Tokunbo Boyle-Komolafe, Founder/CEO, Ojoro Kitchen; Chris Chimezirim Kwekowe, CEO, Slatecube and Christian Oluwaremilekun Medupin, Co-founder & Senior Sales Engineer, Neo Mundo Limited, is going in his capacity as an entrepreneur.
Vir, CEO, Tony Elumelu Foundation, along with Eghosa Omoigui, General Partner, EchoVC Partners and Chika Umeadi, Engagement Director, TipHub will be at the event in her capacity as an investor.
Yemi Oyemi Femi Oye, CEO, Green Energy & Biofuels will go as SEED participant, along with Afolabi Abiodun, Managing Director/CEO, SBTelecoms & Devices and Abimbola Okubena, COO, Health Forever; while Nnenna Chioma Okoye, Founder, ResSpot will participate as GIST Tech-I Finalist along with Destiny Frederick, Founder/CEO, EcoFuture Enterprise.
The 22 Nigerians, who are representatives of organisations benefiting Nigerian entrepreneurial development, will join more than 700 entrepreneurs from around the world along with investors, speakers, and leaders in the entrepreneurship space, the US Embassy in Nigeria said in a statement.
From an approximated 420 applications, the most from any country, for this year’s GES, these 22 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 read.