Dash

3 Malaysians to attend entrepreneur summit in US

Dash of Warisan Global and GEW Malaysia host will be attending the 2 days President Summit on Entrepreneurship. A call from President Barack Obama to stimulate the world economy with entrepreneurship.
He will be accompanied with Datuk Mohd Nazmi Salley and Free Malaysia Today editor-in-chief K. Kabilan

This summit which will be held in Washington DC on the 26th and 27th April 2010.

As a supporter of GEWMalaysia, the team at Entrepreneurs.my would like to congratulate Dash and may he fly the Malaysia flag high in the summit as how well he carried Malaysia in all GEW events.

The article below is from Business Times.

THREE Malaysian entrepreneurs will attend a two-day Presidental Summit on Entrepreneurship that will be held in Washington in the US starting April 26.

They are Warisan Global Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Dhakshinamoorty “Dash” Balakrishnan, Nadicorp Holdings Sdn Bhd chairman Datuk Mohd Nadzmi Mohd Salleh and Free Malaysia Today news portal editor-in-chief K. Kabilan.

In a statement released in Kuala Lumpur yesterday, the US Embassy said the summit is hosted by US President Barack Obama together with the US Department of State and the US Department of Commerce.

Meanwhile, Dhakshinamoorty told Business Times yesterday that it is a great opportunity for Malaysia to be selected to attend the summit.
“From my understanding, this is the first summit of its kind and being hosted by a sitting US President,” he said.

He said the summit is expected to give a new paradigm to entrepreneurs worldwide and provide a new platform for global entrepreneurs to interact among each other.

Dhakshinamoorty said upon return from the summit, he plans to conduct roadshows and spread the knowledge gained from the event with other entrepreneurs especially start-ups.

The summit will be used to identify how the US can deepen ties between business leaders, foundations, and entrepreneurs in the US and Muslim communities around the world.

It will also highlight successful entrepreneurs and identify opportunities to build and strengthen economic and social entrepreneurship ecosystems.

Among key issues and challenges to entrepreneurs that will be discussed are technology and innovation, access to capital, unleashing women and youth entrepreneurship, mentoring and networking, and fostering a culture of entrepreneurship.

On the selection of attendees for the summit, Dhakshinamoorty said a portal was set up by the US government in November last year where entrepreneurs around the world nominate themselves. Only 250 people were selected.

Participants from over 50 countries in five continents have been invited to participate in the summit that will highlight the role entrepreneurship can play in addressing common challenges, while building partnerships that will lead to greater opportunity abroad and at home.

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