Six Israeli companies were handpicked by the US State Department and White House to take part in the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit at Stanford University in California, June 22-24.

Two additional Israeli enterprises were chosen to present as part of GES+, focusing on youth and women entrepreneurs: Loop Organization, founded in Nazareth by lawyer and computer engineer Wasim Abu Salem to teach computer science and coding to Israeli Arab children ages 7-16; and Toya-Play a Difference from Anat Shperling and Yifat Anzelevich, which uses mobile games to tell children the life stories of remarkable women.

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Hosted by President Barack Obama, GES attracted more than 1, 000 global delegates. Each of the world’s six regions was represented by 100 entrepreneurs chosen from about 5, 000 applications from more than 150 countries.

The six Israeli companies included:

BwareIT, whose BrighTap home water meter will enable households to monitor water quality and consumption. Jerusalem-based BwareIT reached the top five in the summit’s ‪World Positive competition.