Ivanka Trump, the advisor to the US President Donald Trump, reached Hyderabad today morning to attend the eighth annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) 2017.
Co-hosted by the Republic of India and the United States of America (USA), GES-2017 is a three-day entrepreneurship programme being held in Hyderabad, the capital of Telangana state. The city is home to India’s largest start-up incubator and has a robust start-up ecosystem. The summit is being held in South Asia for the first time.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the event which will see the participation of more than 1200 young entrepreneurs, half of whom are women, and 300 investors and ecosystem supporters, from 127 countries across the globe.
Ivanka will lead the US contingent, which includes a delegation of senior US administration officials, most of whom are Indian Americans, and entrepreneurs.
The summit has a women-centric theme, ‘Women First, Prosperity for All’, and focuses more on supporting women in business, promoting economic growth across the globe and deepening Indo-US ties. It will create an environment that encourages and empowers innovators, especially woman, to take their ideas to the next level.
The three-day summit will include networking, mentoring, and workshops, creating a collaborative environment for business owners. It will allow them to showcase their projects, exchange ideas, create networks, and attract new investments. It will help transform ideas into enterprises.
With more than 5% entrepreneurs of 30 years age or even younger, GES-2017 is the largest gathering of young entrepreneurs. The youngest participant in the summit is 13 years old, while the oldest is 84 years. The participants are from different regions of the world, representing different geographies, industries, business scalability and size making it a truly global event.
The summit will also see the participation of hand-picked investors and representatives from companies to support the entrepreneurs by catalysing investment, networking, and mentoring the participants.
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