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  • Taking Action to Attract High-Skilled Immigrants, Graduates, and Entrepreneurs

    America needs a 21st century immigration system that lives up to our heritage as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants – and that grows our economy.

  • President Obama Honors Extraordinary Young Entrepreneurs at the White House

    Yesterday, President Obama marked National Entrepreneurs’ Day by congratulating three student winners of the National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge in the Oval Office. The Challenge, which is supported by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, focuses on teaching entrepreneurship skills to high school students and has worked with more than 500,000 young people from low-income communities across the United States and around the world.

  • Small Business Administration Accelerator Winners Apply Silicon Valley Model Across the Country

    So this May at Twitter headquarters, I announced the SBA’s first-ever Growth Accelerator Competition to identify the best players in this space. We recently announced the 50 winners who are committed to delivering this model to every corner of our country. Selected out of 832 applications, they will focus on lifting up underserved populations, including women, minority and veteran business owners.

  • Innovating to Fight Ebola

    Earlier this month USAID launched Fighting Ebola: A Grand Challenge for Development, in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control, the Department of Defense and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), to rally innovators, scientists, and experts to generate pioneering solutions to improve delivery of care and stem the spread of Ebola. Through this Challenge we will develop, fund and test PPE solutions. Our goal is to have solutions in the field in months, not years.

  • “Entrepreneurship is in the DNA of this Generation”: The President’s Innovation Town Hall

    Last week, the President held a town hall meeting at a collaborative work space in Los Angeles to discuss a wide range of issues of core importance to entrepreneurs, especially entrepreneurs from the millenial generation.

  • President Obama on How Technology and Millennials Will Shape Our Economic Future

    President Obama visits Cross Campus in Los Angeles, a collaborative tech lab that brings inventors and investors together to pursue the next big idea that will continue to power our economic recovery.

  • Celebrating the Federal STEM Workforce at the White House

    Today the U.S. Office of Personal Management (OPM) and the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP) welcomed more than 50 Federal innovators to the White House to celebrate the key contributions of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) professionals working in our Government. Every day, these STEM employees conduct scientific research; collect and analyze measurements of Earth; inform policy decisions; and carry out programs that help grow our Nation’s economy, boost national security, and protect public health and our environment.

  • Follow Along: The Cabinet Visits Manufacturers Across the Country

    The President and his Cabinet are commemorating National Manufacturing day by visiting manufacturers and innovators all across the country. Follow along here.

  • Domestic Economic Growth Fueled by the Energy, Materials, Manufacturing Nexus

    Manufacturing, energy and advanced materials are a tightly bound set of issues that stand to advance our economy through job growth, entrepreneurship and technology innovation. At the 2014 American Energy and Manufacturing Competitiveness Summit, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and Assistant Secretary David Danielson announced new investments in national energy productivity, manufacturing innovation, and advanced materials development.

  • Welcoming the Third Class of Presidential Innovation Fellows

    We recently welcomed the newest group of Presidential Innovation Fellows into the federal government. This diverse group represents some of the nation’s most talented and creative civic-minded innovators.