President Obama just announced the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, which will take place in Silicon Valley next year. A date wasn’t given, but you can sign up for updates at GES2016.org.
“Everywhere I go across America and around the world, I hear from people – especially young people – who are ready to start something of their own, to lift up people’s lives and shape their own destinies,” he said. “That’s entrepreneurship – that spark of prosperity that creates new jobs and new businesses, new ways to deliver basic services, and new ways of seeing the world.”
“That’s why, since 2010, the Global Entrepreneurship Summit has brought together the best innovators, thinkers, social entrepreneurs, and investors to a different region of the world — from the United States to Sub-Saharan Africa. And I’ve seen firsthand what a difference it can make for entrepreneurs, especially for women and people from marginalized communities, to connect with each other and get feedback on their ideas, to build the networks that can help turn their dream for a business or program or app, into reality.”
“This week, innovators around the world are marking Global Entrepreneurship Week. I’m calling on the private sector, foundations, investors, and universities to help us increase opportunities for all entrepreneurs, no matter who they are, where they’re from, or what they look like. And I’m pleased to announce that next year, the United States will once again host the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. This time, in the birthplace of modern innovation, Silicon Valley.”
This will be the 7th installment in the series, which in addition to the U.S. has been hosted by Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Morocco, and Kenya.