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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.
Speakers for the event will include five entrepreneurs from around the world and from various U.S. government programs, cast members of ABC’s TV series Shark Tank and other organizations. The event will be live streamed on the White House website. To watch this event live, visit www.whitehouse.gov/live at 2:00 pm ET on May 11th. Additional details about the event will be made available in the coming days.
- Mark Cuban, Investor on “Shark Tank” & Owner of the Dallas Mavericks
- Barbara Corcoran, Investor on “Shark Tank” & Founder of Barbara Corcoran Venture Partners
- Daymond John, Investor on “Shark Tank” & CEO and Founder of FUBU
- Tony Elumelu, Founder of The Tony Elumelu Foundation
- Antonio Gracias, Founder of Valor Equity Partners
- Julie Hanna, Founder of Kiva