1,500 entrepreneurs, investors selected for Global Summit

US President’s daughter Ivanka Trump to lead the country’s contingent

About 1,500 entrepreneurs, 300 of them being investors and ecosystem supporters, have been selected for the ensuing 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit to be co-hosted by India and the United States here, from November 28 to 30.

Participants at this year’s GES would represent four key industry sectors – energy and infrastructure, healthcare and life sciences, financial technology and digital economy, media and entertainment.

According to a press release issued by the organisers, about 300 investors and ecosystem supporters, who will form a part of the 1,500 participants, are expected to catalyse investment and networking at the summit. Adviser to the US President Ivanka Trump will lead the U.S. contingent to the summit, highlighting the theme of “Women First, Prosperity for All”, and focus on supporting women entrepreneurs and fostering economic growth globally.

Explaining a few key facts on the 1,500 selected participants, the organisers stated that women would represent 52.5% of entrepreneurs, investors and ecosystem supporters at the GES 2017 summit. It is the first time women would be a major stakeholder at GES.

Women from 127 countries would be participating in the event with over 10 countries. Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and Israel would be represented by all-female delegations. The participants have been selected from 150 countries and territories across the world.

The American entrepreneurs, investors, and ecosystem supporters come from 38 U.S. States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and the Indian entrepreneurs have been drawn from across the country.

Another interesting fact about the selected participants is that 31.5% of them are young or 30-years-old with the youngest entrepreneur aged 13 and the oldest entrepreneur 84 years age, the press release added.

source: http://www.thehindu.com / The Hindu / Home> News> Cities> Hyderabad / by Special Correspondent / Hyderabad – November 18th, 2017

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