CEO, Ellington West and Chief Business Development Officer, Brandon Dottin-Haley represented the Sonavi Labs team in The Hague at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) 2019. The GES 2019 event, co-sponsored by the United States Department of State and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, gathered bourgeoning startups, investors, global policy makers and innovators together for 3 days of intense discussions to tackle the world’s most pressing challenges.
The summit focused on and featured the voices of women entrepreneurs in particular. This year’s GES was kicked off by an inspirational keynote from Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, who encouraged continued support of entrepreneurship e ff orts as a means for solving global challenges. Also in attendance at the Summit was Prince Constantijn, leader of StartupDelta, the accelerator for the startup ecosystem in the Netherlands.
Officials in attendance from the United States included Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, and Deputy Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Eric Hargan and Deputy Secretary of USAID, Bonnie Glick.
Since 2010, an estimated 20,000 entrepreneurs have participated in GES, and the event has hosted industry leaders in amazing venues all over the world from the Netherlands, India, and Kenya. The forum is organized into tracks to facilitate conversations between entrepreneurs, investors and administrative officials working in the same industry.
“This was a great experience for us. I’m really excited about the connections that we made, and the opportunities that I expect to arise from attending the event.” said Dottin-Haley. He went on to say, “It’s very important for us to make sure we expose the Sonavi Labs technology to a global market, and the best way to do that is getting out there in the world and talking about it. We’ll come back as many times as the State Department will have us.”