Local Business Owner Invited to 9th Annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit

FAIRFIELD, IOWA (June 2019) President and founder of Royale Concrete Jessica Ledger-Kalen recently attended the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2019. The GES is an international platform allowing entrepreneurs to present solutions to global challenges, and promote entrepreneurship worldwide. The 2019 Summit was cohosted by the United States and the Netherlands, and took place June 3-5 at the World Forum in The Hague, the Netherlands. Lead speakers included Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, Michael Pompeo, and Ivanka Trump.

The GES is a leading annual entrepreneurship event gathering emerging entrepreneurs and investors from across the globe to share innovative ideas. The program featured keynote speakers and expert sessions addressing key challenges in business. Ledger-Kalen was invited to the event by the state department and the government of the Netherlands as an ambassador for the Entrepreneurs’ Organization. She was one of 400 entrepreneurs in the United States invited to participate. “I am honored to have been invited to the GES 2019,” she says, “I look forward to learning and collaborating with entrepreneurs around the world.” At the summit, Ledger-Kalen facilitated discussions with other women entrepreneurs around the world about their challenges and successes. She also acted as an investor for entrepreneurs to pitch to and gave feedback. 

Ledger-Kalen’s experience in entrepreneurship qualified her for the event invitation. She graduated with an MBA from the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business in 2010 and owns and operates an innovative concrete polishing company, Royale Concrete, which has seen successful growth since its start in 2006. She is the Iowa chapter president of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, a network of influential business owners promoting success in business. Ledger-Kalen is also a recent graduate of Goldman Sachs 10k, a program providing entrepreneurs with access to education, capital and business support services.

About Royale Concrete

Royale Concrete, based in Fairfield, Iowa, was started in 2006 by Ledger-Kalen as a residential contractor focused on concrete pouring and finishing. Since then, the company has expanded to serving commercial, manufacturing, and government customers. Since 2012, Royale has expanded to work solely on concrete refinement and surfacing, providing custom-made solutions for customers. 


Event coverage and highlights can be found on the GES YouTube channel, with the following link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMjUYOMkEPXU_5r0u46u7Hw/videos

Photos can be found on the GES flickr account, with the following link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/thegessummit/

Information about the Entrepreneurs’ Organization: https://www.eonetwork.org/

Goldman Sachs 10k: https://10ksbapply.com/

If you would like more information on this event, please call Amelia Tonner at (712) 261-6419 or email at@royaleconcrete.com.