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IGNITE in India for Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017
Four IGNITE alumni are set to join 1500 other entrepreneurs and investors at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad, India, 28 - 30 November 2017.
Dr Sinead Bleiel, founder and CEO of AnaBio Technologies Ltd, Jayne Ronayne, founder and CEO of KonnectAgain Ltd and Dr Fiona Edwards-Murphy, founder and CEO of ApisProtect Ltd, were selected to represent Ireland by the US Embassy in Dublin. Emerald de Leeuw, founder and CEO of EuroComply Ltd, was selected to represent the EU Commission.
This year’s Summit, co-hosted by the United States and India in Hyderabad, will highlight the theme Women First, Prosperity for All, and will focus on supporting women entrepreneurs and fostering economic growth globally. Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump will headline the United States delegation to the Summit.
Participants at this year’s GES represent four key industry sectors: Energy and Infrastructure, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Financial Technology and Digital Economy, and Media and Entertainment. Approximately one third of the entrepreneurs are from the United States, one third are from India, and one third are from other countries around the globe.
1500 participants are expected to attend from 150 countries and territories across the world. Attendees will include nearly 300 investors and ecosystem supporters who will catalyse investment and networking at the Summit. And, for the first time ever, it is expected that women will be the majority of participants at a GES.
Through two and a half days of networking, mentoring, and workshops, GES2017 will provide the opportunity for Sinead, Jayne, Emerald and Fiona to pitch their ideas, build partnerships, secure funding, innovate, and find their target customers -- creating new goods and services that will transform societies.
For more details on the event see www.ges2017.org