Several Entrepreneurs and start-ups will receive support in funding from the Edo State Government to attend next year’s Global Entrepreneurship Congress, according to the Vanguard. 

The Details: This development was made public when the Edo State Government brought 20 Entrepreneurs together to observe the Global Entrepreneurship Week. The goal in lieu is how the State will be fully represented at the 2020 Global Entrepreneurship Congress. 

Several entrepreneurs expressed their views at the program organised by the State Government. 

Purpose Osamwonyi Iserhienrhien, Executive Director of Smiles Africa International Youth Development Initiative, one of the attendees at the event explained that entrepreneurs have been attending the global congress independently but with the support of the State, several entrepreneurs will attend the program and showcase the works and activities of all Edo State entrepreneurs. 

We have been attending the congress as individuals but it’s our dream to attend as a state and have a stand christened, “Edo State Investment Stand”, where we can showcase the works and activities of all Edo State entrepreneurs. Our presence there as a state will help woo and boost investment opportunities in the state, as it will help create employment and business opportunities for youths.” He said. 

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Iserhienrhien believed that the global congress will not only address challenges faced by entrepreneurs but will also provide solutions to entrepreneurial problems. 

Another entrepreneur, John Osawe, Manager, Projects and Communication, SABI hub expressed his happiness to be affiliated with Edo innovation hub. He described the hub as a safe haven for businesses and youths to express themselves. 

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Silas Ozoyo, President of SUBA Capital said the sponsorship would help promote the State in global light. 

Our focus is to bring Edo State entrepreneurs together at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress. Having a stand to showcase Edo businesses would help promote entrepreneurship and woo investors to the State,” he expressed. 

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What you should know: The Global Entrepreneurship Congress is an annual global platform where entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, thought leaders, academia and policymakers meet, deliberate and collaborate to bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare as well as discuss the future for Entrepreneurship development across continents. 

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