The inaugural African Entrepreneurs Spotlight Networking Event featured Rwandan coffee at the Rwandan-owned BOURBON COFFEE CAFE (2101 L St, NW) on Friday, November 18, 2011. The Leon H. Sullivan Foundation and Operation HOPE participated in President Obama’s Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011 by featuring a local Washington, D.C. business.
The primary goal achieved was to expose people to unique African Entrepreneurial endeavors.
Speakers included His Excellency James Kimonyo, Rwandan Ambassador to the U.S.; Karen Richardson and Heather Foster, the White House Office of Public Engagement; Johnetta Hardy, D.C. State Director of USA Entrepreneurship Week; and Ngozi Nmezi, D.C. Director of the Office on African Affairs.
This public event was attended by African entrepreneurs, area business owners, as well as, the recently crowned Miss Africa USA Ghyslaine (GiGi) Tchouaga from Cameroon. (The Leon H Sullivan Foundation Website, by Megan Arendt)
Miss Africa USA 2011-2012 pictured with His Excellency, Engineer James Kimonyo, Rwanda Ambassador to The United States of America.
The Ambassador was a Key Note Speaker at this Networking Event in Washington.
His Excellency, Engineer James Kimonyo is the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Rwanda to the USA and non-resident Ambassador to Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina.
Miss Ghyslaine Tchouaga, the Reigning Miss Africa USA pictured above with the owner of The beautiful Bourbon Cafe in Washington DC,
proud sponsor of the Networking event. The Bourbon Cafe serves fresh coffee grown and refined in the heart of Rwanda. The coffee is so good, with all its rich aroma. The Miss Africa USA organization encourages all our friends and supporters to check out the Bourbon Cafe whenever you visit the Nation’s capital and need nice comfortable environment to relax and have a coffee.
Bourbon Coffee Washington, DC 2101 L Street NW Mon – Fri : 6.30am – 7pm
Saturday : 8am – 4pm Sunday : 9am – 3pm Phone: 202-525-1886
Miss Ghyslaine Tchouaga, the Reigning Miss Africa USA pictured above with Ms Megan Arendt from the Leon H Sullivan Foundation.