The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce that seven Malaysian entrepreneurs and ecosystem supporters including: Ashran Ghazi, Alvin Chai, Shalini Muthu, Grace Sai, Aaron Teng Pheng Sheng, Jackie Yap, and Cheryl Yeoh will join more than 700 entrepreneurs and investors from around the world for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), which will take place June 22-24, 2016 in Palo Alto, California.
These innovative entrepreneurs 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, Administrator of USAID 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 7th 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 us tackle global challenges together.
From some of the Malaysian participants:
“The establishment of MaGIC was announced at GES 2013 in Malaysia, and has since made a significant impact on the SouthEast Asian startup community. As the first CEO of MaGIC, I am honored and excited to be sharing my experiences building the SouthEast Asian startup ecosystem at GES 2016 in Silicon Valley.”– Cheryl Yeoh, Former CEO, MaGIC
“GES 2013 gave me the opportunity to meet other entrepreneurs from around the world and also provided the stage to showcase our work. Our company’s approach in creating more user friendly websites through online usability testing technology landed us as the Winner of People’s Choice Award for Global Innovation through Science & Technology at the GES. This has helped us to gain wider recognition with new customers. I was also invited to spend time in the States to work alongside very capable entrepreneurs and build lifetime friendships. I appreciate the opportunity that the Department of State has provided to entrepreneurs like me. The GES 2016 will be another valuable opportunity for me to renew those friendships.” – Alvin Chai, Founder, Netizen Testing
“I’m incredibly privileged to be invited to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016. Silicon Valley has been the promised land of the largest tech corporations and startups of the planet. It would be a pleasure connecting and learning with fellow global entrepreneurs there, discussing how to innovate our world further.” – Aaron Teng Pheng Sheng, Serial-Entrepreneur, Gusthire, Monad, and Dino Media
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