Christine Ntim Invited to Inaugural Launch of Obama Summit

[September 15, 2017- Chicago, USA]  We are pleased to announce that Christine S. Ntim was invited to the inaugural launch of the Obama Summit for her civic engagement activities in global markets. From founding Vendedy– the only street market directory connecting travelers to street markets to launching Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE) the world’s largest digital online accelerator for startups- graduating 1000+ companies from 90+ countries a year- to hosting high impact tech summits in developing countries- such as Haiti Tech Summit and Ghana Tech Summit– Christine has built an award-winning career on connecting entrepreneurial innovators to global resources. She aims to be an active member of the foundation’s civic community. Christine will host live video sessions throughout the summit via her facebook page. Post your immediate questions and comments on the announcement post here. 


Christine S. Ntim Team:

Global Startup Ecosystem Team:



Digital Accelerators: Africa | AmericaAsiaCaribbeanEurope | Latin America | Middle East

On October 31st and November 1st, the Obama Foundation will welcome civic leaders from around Chicago, the U.S., and the world to join us for a two-day immersive event in Chicago. During this inaugural Summit, hundreds of leaders from around the world will come together to exchange ideas, explore creative solutions to common problems, and experience civic art, technology, and music from around the world.

The Summit will feature five main stage sessions with talks on topics ranging from motivating young people to choose a civic path to technology’s role in creating equitable and inclusive communities. The Summit will also include breakout sessions on topics ranging from communicating across differences to art and culture’s role in creating productive cities to understanding race in relation to one’s civic identity. Breakout sessions will provide attendees with the opportunity to dive deeper into topics, engage directly in conversation, and learn new skills.

Some of the Summit session leaders and speakers include:

  • His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales;
  • Matteo Renzi, Former Prime Minister of Italy;
  • Whitney Kimball Coe, Director of the National Rural Assembly;
  • Hamdi Ulukaya, humanitarian and Founder of Chobani;
  • Bahia Shebab, artist;
  • Brian Alexander, journalist and author;
  • Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, Obama Presidential Center architects;
  • Gabriella Gomez-Mont, Laboratorio para la Ciudad;
  • Eric Liu, CEO of Citizen Univeristy;
  • Elizabeth Alexander, poet and author;
  • Theaster Gates, artist.



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