2 Bruneians invited to attend Global Entrepreneurship Summit, California

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THE United States embassy here yesterday announced that two entrepreneurs from Brunei have been invited to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), from June 22 to 24 in Palo Alto, California.

Hiro Tien and Sophia Siu, while in Silicon Valley, will join more than 700 other entrepreneurs from around the world, along with investors, speakers, and leaders in the entrepreneurship space.

Hiro Tien is the founder of Escape Square, the first locally developed escape room in Brunei that allows guests to play London detectives solving mysteries in the 1900s.

Sophia Siu is the founder of Evesta, a social events app that connects like-minded people to build stronger communities around the world. At the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, the two entrepreneurs will be joined by high-level US 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 seventh installment in a series.

Previous Global Entrepreneurship Summits have been 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 tackle global challenges together. – Rachel Thien

The Brunei Times