Events and News 2011
Second Entrepreneurship Summit
December 3-6, 2011
Second Global Entrepreneurship Summit under the theme of “Entrepreneurship, Values and Development: A Global Agenda” will be held on 03-06 December 2011 at Istanbul Harbiye Convention Center
Global Entrepreneurship Program
The Global Entrepreneurship Program (GEP), led by Senior Advisor for Global Entrepreneurship Shelly Porges is a U.S. State Department-led effort to promote and spur entrepreneurship around the world. Announced by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship in April 2010, the GEP highlights the United States’ commitment to use our entrepreneurial culture to advance entrepreneurship in emerging markets and developing countries.
The U.S. Department of State has the unique ability to play the role of convener, coordinator and connector. Utilizing this ability, the GEP marshals primarily non-governmental partners around six key areas that are essential to creating a successful entrepreneurial ecosystem. These six areas include: identifying promising entrepreneurs, training them, connecting and sustaining entrepreneurs, guiding them to capital, advocating for supportive policy and regulations, and celebrating their successes.
In President Obama's announcement on June 2009 in his Cairo speech, "A New Beginning," and on the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship in April, the focus on global entrepreneurship is a growing element in our foreign economic and development policy. CBA supports this commitment to entrepreneurship through a variety of mechanisms. See the links below for more information.
Global Entrepreneurship Program
This embassy-based program coordinated from the State Department's Economic, Energy, and Business Bureau seeks to enlist and coordinate partners by identifying entrepreneurs, training them, connecting them to colleagues, guiding them to funding, sustaining their good work, and celebrating their successes. The Global Entrepreneurship Program will also direct U.S. government programs towards these activities. More»
Partners for a New Beginning
This independent group of 12 eminent Americans, chaired by former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright; Walter Isaacson, President of the Aspen Institute; and Muhtar Kent, CEO of Coca-Cola, will champion a new effort that will reach out to the full array of U.S. private sector partners--companies, universities, foundations, and NGOs--to contribute resources and capabilities to advance the New Beginning effort. More»
Entrepreneurs for a New Beginning
This is a new two-way professional exchange program for rising business and social entrepreneurs. The State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs will bring 100 entrepreneurs to the U.S. and will work with private sector partners to send 100 American entrepreneurs abroad over the next 4 years. More»
TechWomen is a new professional mentorship program for women from eligible Muslim-majority countries working in technology. Participants will travel to the U.S. in the spring of 2011 to work with mid-level female employees at U.S. firms, and select American counterparts will travel to participants' home regions to offer skills development for a broader range of women. More»
The State Department has partnered with online platforms to begin coordinating a corps of entrepreneurship mentors. We have received Statements of Intent from some leading U.S. companies, business networks and business schools to commit to ask members of their networks to serve as E-Mentors. Our goal will be to provide mentorship for 5,000 aspiring and emerging entrepreneurs of all kinds in the next 2 years. Expansion of E-Mentor Corps»
Middle East Partnership Initiative and Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship is a key vehicle to improve economic conditions and expand job creation and social change in the MENA region. MEPI is committed to fostering economic and social entrepreneurship to unlock innovation, spur private sector development, and create new employment opportunities for the region’s young population. More»
- Remarks by President Obama at the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship
- Secretary Clinton's Remarks at the 2011 Annual Conference on US-Turkey Relations
- US Government Promotes Global Entrepreneurship With the Launch of a New Toolkit
- Remarks by Ambassador Francis J. Ricciardone at the Global Entrepreneurship Program MOU Signing