Ivanka to lead US team at entrepreneurship summit

Ivanka to lead US team at entrepreneurship summit

For the first time, women will outnumber men at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Hyderabad.

In all, 52.5% women entrepreneurs, investors and ecosystem supporters from 127 countries will be participating at the GES 2017.

More than 10 countries will be represented by an all-women delegation, including Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and Israel.

The participants are from 150 countries and territories across the world.

The US and India on Saturday announced the selection of the 1,500 individuals who will participate in the summit.

The meet will be co-hosted by the US and India at the HICC from November 28 to 30.

Advisor to the US president Ivanka Trump will lead the US contingent, which will highlight the theme "Women First, Prosperity for All".

They will focus on supporting women entrepreneurs and fostering economic growth globally.

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

Approximately one-third of the entrepreneurs are from the US, one third are from India and the remaining one third are from other countries.

The American entrepreneurs, investors and ecosystem supporters come from 38 states in the US, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

Indian entrepreneurs will join GES and connect with entrepreneurs and investors from around the world.

As many as 31.5% of the entrepreneurs at GES are 30 years old or younger. The youngest entrepreneur is 13 and the oldest entrepreneur is 84.

During the summit, Ivanka will be staying at the Falaknuma Palace which has been spruced up for her arrival.

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