November 13, 2017, Brussels – Jasna Rokegem, a 24-year- old designer from Antwerp, was selected by the U.S. Department of State to represent Belgium at the 8th Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Hyderabad, India from November 28-30, 2017. The summit is a public-private partnership that supports entrepreneurs, facilitates the exchange of ideas, and champions new opportunities for investment. Ms. Rokegem’s participation in the summit is being supported by the U.S. Embassy to the Kingdom of Belgium.
Jasna Rokegem was selected for embodying the energy women can generate at the crossroads of entrepreneurship, health science, and fashion. Her projects combine interactive fashion design and innovative technology. Additionally, Ms. Rokegem makes it a point to provide employment opportunities for women in tech jobs — a field in which they are historically underrepresented.
“I want to create wearables that allow us to explore the future of human communication and well-being by combining fashion, technology, and science. I am very grateful for the support of the U.S. embassy to strengthen my network internationally and build my expertise”
– Jasna Rokegem
Ms. Rokegem will join up to 350 entrepreneurs from around the world at GES. This year’s theme, Women First, Prosperity for All, is designed to highlight the key role women play in making communities more prosperous and secure. The entrepreneurs will participate in workshops, master classes, and break-out sessions that will allow them to network and establish ties that will take their ideas to the next level. Investors and organizations that support entrepreneurs will also attend to seek opportunities to catalyze investment and mentor the entrepreneurs.