2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Kenya with President Barack Obama

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The 6th Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2015

Nairobi, Kenya, July 25-26, 2015

The 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit is been held in Nairobi, Kenya, from July 25-26. It will be the sixth annual gathering of entrepreneurs at all stages of business development, business leaders, mentors, and high-level government officials. The established tradition demonstrates the U.S. Government’s continued commitment to fostering entrepreneurship around the world.

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U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd L) embraces his half-sister Auma Obama (L) and is greeted by Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta (R) as he arrives aboard Air Force One at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi July
U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd L) embraces his half-sister Auma Obama (L) and is greeted by Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta (R) as he arrives aboard Air Force One at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi July

 

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Some of the Major Highlights of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit Includes:

In his Opening Address at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, President Barack Obama announced that the Goal for $1 Billion has been reached and suppased with more emphasis on  Women Entrepreneurs & Youths.

President Obama said  Africa is on the Move:

“People are being lifted out of poverty, incomes are up, the middle class is growing and young people like you are harnessing technology to change the way Africa is doing business,

SPARK:

Last November at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Marrakesh, the Obama Administration took another step forward and announced SPARK, a new initiative to generate “more than $1 billion dollars in new investments in the next generation of entrepreneurs around the world—to help them open a new business, expand into new markets and ignite the next era of innovation and growth.”

SPARK is driven by an emerging collection of organizations leading the charge to help entrepreneurs start and scale new firms in more than 160 countries. The coalition is led by the Global Entrepreneurship Network, Entrepreneurs’ Organization and the Tony Elumelu Foundation. The initiative also includes commitments from some of the most active and effective U.S. government programs helping entrepreneurs start and scale new firms.

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President Obama announced “Extension of Business and Student Visas to 5yrs so that students finish their studies & businesses get more partnerships

president-obama-press-conferencePresident Obama’s Speeches during the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Kenya and Ethiopia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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