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Leading U.S. Entrepreneurs to Visit Indonesia

32 Indonesian start-ups will present business plans to the American Delegation

Rabu, 15 Juni 2011, 15:32 Renne R.A Kawilarang
U.S. Ambassador, Scot Marciel, visited Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta 2009
U.S. Ambassador, Scot Marciel, visited Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta 2009 (ANTARA/Fanny Octavianus)

Jakarta - The U.S. Embassy in Jakarta today announced that a Global Entrepreneurship Delegation of 13 leading American entrepreneurs and early-stage investors will visit Indonesia July 19-24, 2011. 

The Entrepreneurship Delegation will be led by Mr. Steven Koltai, the State Department’s Senior Advisor for Global Entrepreneurship, and will be hosted by the Global Entrepreneurship Program Indonesia (GEPI).

The Entrepreneurship Delegation will enhance U.S. and Indonesian efforts to promote entrepreneurship and strengthen business ties under the Comprehensive Partnership.  Improving trade and investment is one of the six pillars of the Comprehensive Partnership between Indonesia and the U.S. 

“Entrepreneurship is one of the fastest growing areas of our Comprehensive Partnership, successfully promoting stronger ties and greater people-to-people engagement to the benefit of both our economies,” said U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia, Scot Marciel, in his statement to VIVAnews

The centerpiece of the Delegation’s visit will be a “Showcase of Indonesia’s Entrepreneurs” during which 32 Indonesian start-ups will present business plans to the Delegation.  Start ups can still register their business ideas until June 19th at: http://gepi.mekar.biz. 

Start ups selected will make presentations to the Entrepreneurship Delegation. The Showcase finale and announcement of winners will take place in Bali on July 22.  The finale will also kick off the Indonesian-led Regional Entrepreneurship Summit (RES) hosted by the Indonesian Minister of Trade Mari Pangestu. 


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