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White House Urban Entrepreneurship Summit

Summary: 
In response to the President's call for the United States to out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build the rest of the world, the White House is convening a summit to harness the best practices, creativity, and innovation of urban entrepreneurs from across the country.

President Barack Obama has laid out a vision to win the future by out-innovating, out-educating and out-building the rest of the world. The President recognizes the critical role that entrepreneurship plays in creating jobs and economic opportunity for the American people. The Administration is committed to creating public-private partnerships to support current entrepreneurs and spark the next generation of urban entrepreneurs who will strengthen our economy, create sustainable economic opportunities, and compete globally. 

On Monday, June 6, 2011, the White House Business Council and Startup America will kick off the Urban Entrepreneurship Summit at the Rutgers Business School in Newark, NJ. The purpose of the summit is to discuss best practices with urban entrepreneurs from across the country and hear their feedback on how the Administration and the private sector can best support their growth and success in the global economy. In addition to the White House Office of Public Engagement and Domestic Policy Council, the summit features a wide array of partners including Rutgers University's  Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development, the Fund for Public Advocacy in the Office of the New York City Public Advocate, the Office of Russell Simmons, Operation HOPE, Minority Business Development Agency, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Small Business Administration. Participants will hear from leaders and innovators in the field in a series of breakout sessions and panel discussions.

Learn more by downloading our summit agenda (115KB).

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