WH Emerging Global Entrepreneurs Event

Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship

President Obama to Recognize Emerging Global Entrepreneurs

WASHINGTON, DC – On Monday, May 11th, the White House will bring together emerging entrepreneurs from across the United States and around the world to highlight the importance of investing in women and young entrepreneurs to create innovative solutions to some of the world’s toughest challenges, including poverty, climate change, extremism, as well as access to education and healthcare. This event comes ahead of the President’s travel to this summer’s  and provides a unique opportunity to galvanize global attention on emerging women and young entrepreneurs.

The event will recognize the impact made by a number of U.S. government-led initiatives. In 2014, the Administration set a goal for its best entrepreneurship programs, now to be led under the umbrella of the Spark initiative, to generate over a billion dollars in private investment for emerging entrepreneurs by the end of 2017, with half of this goal to be raised for women and young entrepreneurs.  The White House will name nine more top American entrepreneurs to be named as Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship to contribute to this goal. The world’s brightest entrepreneurs still require further support through the commitments and collaboration of governments, investors, businesses, organizations and individuals. The event will also recognize the creation of the Spark Global Entrepreneurship coalition to further these objectives.

For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/05/06/president-obama-recognize-emerging-global-entrepreneurs

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About the Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship

The Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE) initiative is a first-of-its-kind collaboration between celebrated American entrepreneurs, the White House, the Department of Commerce, and our Department of State, U.S. Agency for International Development and Small Business Administration partners. Our goal is to harness their energy, ideas, and experience to help develop the next generation of entrepreneurs both at home and abroad. The initiative is organized around three pillars: Providing opportunities and pathways to access capital; access talent and education; and access opportunity and inspiration.

President Obama launched and established PAGE in April 2014 and the initiative is chaired by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker. As part of their commitment to entrepreneurship, PAGE members develop Signature Entrepreneurship Initiatives designed to inspire entrepreneurs, expand networks and global exposure of existing entrepreneurs, or increase deal-flow between investors and entrepreneurs. They also participate in public events and lend their voices and platforms to connect with entrepreneurs at home and abroad.

In the initiative’s first year, PAGE members have actively delivered on the mission. Domestically, Steve Case launched the “Rise of the Rest” – a bus tour that has championed and invested $1 million in startups in nine cities across the country. Tory Burch’s Elizabeth Street Capital initiative partnered with Bank of America to increase mentorship opportunities and loans to female entrepreneurs. Hamdi Ulukaya announced the launch of a food incubator in Brooklyn. On the global stage, Nina Vaca traveled with Secretary Pritzker to Accra, Ghana for two days of mentorship and workshops with entrepreneurs. Alexa von Tobel and Steve Case addressed the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Fellowship Summit. Von Tobel, Ulukaya and Daphne Koller travelled to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Marrakesh, Morocco. Rich Barton took part in a Tech Connect sponsored by the Global Innovation through Science and Technology initiative. Koller announced that Coursera would produce an entrepreneurship specialization in partnership with the University of Maryland—an online course that teaches entrepreneurship fundamentals accessible to anyone with an internet connection around the world.

For more: http://www.commerce.gov/PAGE

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President Obama delivers remarks at the White House Emerging Global Entrepreneurs Event
South Court Auditorium

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  2. White House Emerging Global Entrepreneurs Event

    May 06, 2015

    President Obama to Recognize Emerging Global Entrepreneurs

    WASHINGTON, DC – On Monday, May 11th, the White House will bring together emerging entrepreneurs from across the United States and around the world to highlight the importance of investing in women and young entrepreneurs to create innovative solutions to some of the world’s toughest challenges, including poverty, climate change, extremism, as well as access to education and healthcare. This event comes ahead of the President’s travel to this summer’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Kenya and provides a unique opportunity to galvanize global attention on emerging women and young entrepreneurs.

    The event will recognize the impact made by a number of U.S. government-led initiatives. In 2014, the Administration set a goal for its best entrepreneurship programs, now to be led under the umbrella of the Spark initiative, to generate over a billion dollars in private investment for emerging entrepreneurs by the end of 2017, with half of this goal to be raised for women and young entrepreneurs. The White House will name nine more top American entrepreneurs to be named as Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship to contribute to this goal. The world’s brightest entrepreneurs still require further support through the commitments and collaboration of governments, investors, businesses, organizations and individuals. The event will also recognize the creation of the Spark Global Entrepreneurship coalition to further these objectives.

    For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/05/06/president-obama-recognize-emerging-global-entrepreneurs

    • About the Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship

      The Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE) initiative is a first-of-its-kind collaboration between celebrated American entrepreneurs, the White House, the Department of Commerce, and our Department of State, U.S. Agency for International Development and Small Business Administration partners. Our goal is to harness their energy, ideas, and experience to help develop the next generation of entrepreneurs both at home and abroad. The initiative is organized around three pillars: Providing opportunities and pathways to access capital; access talent and education; and access opportunity and inspiration.

      President Obama launched and established PAGE in April 2014 and the initiative is chaired by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker. As part of their commitment to entrepreneurship, PAGE members develop Signature Entrepreneurship Initiatives designed to inspire entrepreneurs, expand networks and global exposure of existing entrepreneurs, or increase deal-flow between investors and entrepreneurs. They also participate in public events and lend their voices and platforms to connect with entrepreneurs at home and abroad.

      In the initiative’s first year, PAGE members have actively delivered on the mission. Domestically, Steve Case launched the “Rise of the Rest” – a bus tour that has championed and invested $1 million in startups in nine cities across the country. Tory Burch’s Elizabeth Street Capital initiative partnered with Bank of America to increase mentorship opportunities and loans to female entrepreneurs. Hamdi Ulukaya announced the launch of a food incubator in Brooklyn. On the global stage, Nina Vaca traveled with Secretary Pritzker to Accra, Ghana for two days of mentorship and workshops with entrepreneurs. Alexa von Tobel and Steve Case addressed the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Fellowship Summit. Von Tobel, Ulukaya and Daphne Koller travelled to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Marrakesh, Morocco. Rich Barton took part in a Tech Connect sponsored by the Global Innovation through Science and Technology initiative. Koller announced that Coursera would produce an entrepreneurship specialization in partnership with the University of Maryland—an online course that teaches entrepreneurship fundamentals accessible to anyone with an internet connection around the world.

      For more: http://www.commerce.gov/PAGE

    • May 11, 2015

      FACT SHEET: The United States’ Investment in Emerging Global Entrepreneurs

      Today, as global entrepreneurs gathered for an event at the White House, President Obama announced several steps to increase support for emerging entrepreneurs here in the United States and around the world. First, the President made investing in women and youth entrepreneurs the top priority for his Administration’s global entrepreneurship programs. Second, ahead of his travel to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi this July, the President issued a call to action, challenging companies, organizations, and individuals to increase their investments in global emerging entrepreneurs. Third, the President announced nine new Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship, enlisting even more of America’s top talent to expand the frontiers of inspiration, opportunity, and development around the world. Finally, he recognized the creation of the Spark Global Entrepreneurship coalition, made up of leading entrepreneurship organizations who will support his call to action and better connect, coordinate, and communicate entrepreneurship efforts across the globe.

      * Increasing Global Support for Women and Young Entrepreneurs
      * Call to Action
      * Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE)
      * Spark Global Entrepreneurship Coalition

      For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/05/11/fact-sheet-united-states-investment-emerging-global-entrepreneurs

    • May 11, 2015

      Remarks by the President at Global Entrepreneurship Event

      South Court Auditorium

      3:29 P.M. EDT

      THE PRESIDENT: Thank you so much. (Applause.) Thank you. Good afternoon, everybody. Please have a seat. Welcome to the White House.

      We have more than 20 countries represented here today. So to those of you visiting for the first time, welcome to the United States. We have a lot of brainpower here. We’ve got innovators and investors, business leaders, entrepreneurs. We’ve even got a few Sharks. (Laughter.) Mark and Damon and Barbara, they were having a chance to talk to some of these young entrepreneurs, and the young entrepreneurs I think decided they were pretty nice sharks, as sharks go. (Laughter.)

      I want to welcome Senator Coons, who’s here and a great champion of our engagement with Africa. And I want to thank Secretary Penny Pritzker — (applause) — as well as our Small Business Administrator, Maria Contreras-Sweet — (applause) — and all the leaders from across the administration for their work to empower entrepreneurs like you.

      We’re here today because we believe in the power of entrepreneurship — the basic notion that if you’ve got an idea and if you really work hard and you’re able to pick yourself up if you stumble a couple of times, you can eventually turn that idea into a reality. And this matters to us because encouraging the spirit of entrepreneurship can help us to tackle some of the greatest challenges that we face around the world.

      At a time when we’re still working to sustain the global economic recovery and put people back to work, helping folks to start new business can spur broad-based growth, here at home and around the world. At a time when the world is more interconnected than ever, we’ve got unprecedented opportunities to help more people access capital and resources and networks that they need to succeed. At a time that we’re facing challenges that no country can meet by itself -— lifting people out of poverty, combating climate change, preventing the spread of disease — helping social entrepreneurs mobilize and organize brings more people together to find solutions.

      For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/05/11/remarks-president-global-entrepreneurship-event

    • The White House Global Entrepreneurs Event with Shark Tank

      Published on May 11, 2015

      A Shark Tank panel at the White House highlights the importance of investing in emerging women and young people and the global impact of their work. May 11, 2015.

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