Four Entrepreneurs to Attend GES

Four Malawian young entrepreneurs to attend Global Entrepreneurship Summit

Four young Malawian entrepreneurs will attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) to be held in Nairobi, Kenya from July 25-26, 2015.  Samson Fiado, a year three student at the Malawi Polytechnic will attend as a finalist in “Global innovation Through Science and Technology-GIST Tech-I Competition” whose awards will take place during GES.  The other three attendees are Chief Executive Officer for Lala Investments, Mike Chilewe Junior, Lombola Lombola of Bamboo Express and Executive Director of Jubilee Enterprise, Karen Chimkwita.

The Summit, to be attended by United States President Barack Obama, is an annual gathering of various entrepreneurs, including social entrepreneurs, business people, venture capitalists and foundations, to participate in an intense two-day conference to network, learn from each other, and identify ways to improve the entrepreneurial ecosystem.  It is a White House initiative that partners with a different host country each year to showcase the dynamism of the local environment and hopefully strengthen entrepreneurial infrastructure.

To generate publicity and sensitize the public, especially young people about GES 2015, the U.S Embassy will hold a series of entrepreneurship workshops in the cities of Mzuzu, Blantyre and Zomba at the end of June.

GES is now in its sixth year and will be held in sub-Saharan Africa for the first time.  This year the summit will have an overarching focus on generating new investments for emerging entrepreneurs, with a particular emphasis on women and young entrepreneurs.

Past years’ summits and State Department entrepreneurship programs at https://www.state.gov/e/eb/cba/entrepreneurship/index.htm