Alumna and Entrepreneur Nina Vir ’16 Invited to Participate in U.S. Delegation for Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India
Undergraduate alumnus Nina Vir ’16, Founder of Daily Dress Me, has been invited to serve as one of only 100 entrepreneurs on the U.S. Delegation at the upcoming Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 (GES).
GES is the preeminent annual entrepreneurship gathering that convenes emerging entrepreneurs, investors, and supporters from around the world. This year, it will be held in Hyderbad, India, November 28-30, 2017.
The eighth annual summit will highlight the theme “Women First, Prosperity For All,” and will focus on supporting women entrepreneurs and fostering economic growth globally.
“It is an incredible honor to be invited by the U.S. Department of State to be a delegate at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad, India,” said Vir. “I’m looking forward to connecting with entrepreneurs and business leaders from around the globe who are committed to women’s empowerment. It’s exciting to be at the forefront of this lofty initiative with my own female-focused company, Daily Dress Me, where we are committed to injecting simplicity and delight into the morning routines of young women. India is also my family’s home country, so this honor carries special meaning for me.
About the Global Entrepreneurship Summit
Seven years ago, President Obama committed to holding Global Entrepreneurship Summits each year across the globe as part of a landmark speech in Cairo, where he said that the world needed to “create a new corps of business volunteers to partner with counterparts … to identify how we can deepen ties between business leaders, foundations and social entrepreneurs in the United States and … around the world.” Since 2010, an estimated 17,000 entrepreneurs, investors, foundations, and entrepreneurship ecosystem stakeholders have participated in Global Entrepreneurship Summits in Washington, Istanbul, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Marrakesh, and Nairobi.
This year is the first time GES will be hosted in South Asia. Hyderabad, the capital of Telangana state, has a strong presence of major U.S. tech firms, a robust startup ecosystem, premier academic institutions, top-notch talent, and supportive government policies in place. Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi will be inaugurating the Summit, and Ivanka Trump, Advisor to the President of the United States, will lead the U.S. delegation. More than 140 countries will be represented.
Through two-and-a-half days of networking, mentoring, and workshops, the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit will empower women entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas, build partnerships, secure funding, innovate, and find their target customers — creating new goods and services that will transform societies.