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22 Nigerians to Attend the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit | See Full List



GES2016The U.S. Embassy has announced that 22 representatives of organizations benefiting Nigerian entrepreneurial development will attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit on June 22-24, 2016 at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.

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.

They 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.

See the list of Nigeria’s 2016 GES participants below:

S/NNamePosition / OrganizationGES Designation
1Adeniji Lumumba KolaManaging Director/CEO, Niji GroupEntrepreneur
2Timothy Adeoye AjekigbeFounder, Uplinx TechubEntrepreneur
3Cletus Junior AjibadeCo-founder, SaferMomGES+ Entrepreneur
4Habiba Eyioma AliCEO, SOSAI Renewable EnergyEntrepreneur
5Victor Tokunbo Boyle-KomolafeFounder/CEO, Ojoro KitchenEntrepreneur
6Chris Chimezirim KwekoweCEO, SlatecubeEntrepreneur
7Christian Oluwaremilekun MedupinCo-founder & Senior Sales Engineer, Neo Mundo Limited, NigeriaEntrepreneur
8Omowale Olatoun OgunrindeExecutive Director, Foundation for Skills DevelopmentEntrepreneur
9Zephaniah Zaiki BalogunCo-founder, RitZeph ConceptsEntrepreneur
10Iyinoluwa Samuel AboyejiCo-founder, Andela 
11Eunice ChouHead of Incubation & Product Development, EchoVC PartnersInvestor
12Folabi EsanPartner, Adlevo CapitalInvestor
13Oghenetoro IgheleManaging Partner, DraperDarkFlowInvestor
14Oluwole OdetayoCo-founder/Managing Partner, LoftyInc GroupInvestor
15Chika UmeadiEngagement Director, TipHubInvestor
16Parminder VirCEO, Tony Elumelu FoundationInvestor
17Eghosa OmoiguiGeneral Partner, EchoVC PartnersInvestor
18Femi OyeCEO, Green Energy & BiofuelsSEED* Participant
19Afolabi AbiodunManaging Director/CEO, SBTelecoms & DevicesSEED* Participant
20Abimbola OkubenaCOO, Health ForeverSEED* Participant
21Nnenna Chioma OkoyeFounder, ResSpotGIST** Tech-I Finalist
22Destiny FrederickFounder/CEO, EcoFuture EnterpriseGIST** Tech-I Finalist

Learn more about the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at  Join the online conversation using #GES2016, and follow the Summit on Twitter at @ges2016 and Instagram at @ges2016.

1 Comment

  1. Tosin

    June 17, 2016 at 11:39 pm

    hot. (because i see you)

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