WATCH LIVE: White House Urban Entrepreneurship Summit in New York


Live Stream to Begin Monday, August 1 at 9 AM EST


As part of an ongoing initiative to engage America’s urban communities, the White House is organizing its 4th Urban Entrepreneurship Forum at Monroe College in New York City on Monday, August 1, 2011.

The forum is being co-hosted by The White House Business Council, the White House Domestic Policy Council, The Office of New York City Mayor Michael Bloombert, Monroe College Small Business Development Center, The Fund for Public Advocacy, the Office of Russel Simmons, the Minority Business Development Agency, the Small Business Administration, 100 Urban Entrepreneurs, Operation HOPE, and multiple federal Agencies.

We’ll be livestreaming the forum on this page on Monday, August 1 at 9 AM EST. You can also watch it on Ustream here. To  follow the conversation Twitter, search #WHUrbanJobsForum.

The White House co-hosted its first Urban Entrepreneurship Summit in Newark, NJ on June 6, 2011, Last week, the White House launched its series of Urban Entrepreneurship Forums in cities around the country. The first event, held at Xavier University in New Orleans, LA on Wednesday, July 20, was a huge success, followed by another forum on July 29 hosted by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed at Woodruff Art Center in Atlanta, GA.

About the Urban Entrepreneurship Summit
The Urban Entrepreneurship Summit will focus on ways to best support job growth and economic success in America’s cities to help entrepreneurs compete in the global economy. You can read more about the summit. The purpose of these forums is to discuss best practices with urban entrepreneurs and hear their feedback on how the Obama Administration and the private sector can best support their growth and success in the global economy.here.

Obama’s Strategy on Innovation
America’s economic growth and competitiveness depend on its people’s capacity to innovate. We can create the jobs and industries of the future by doing what America does best – investing in the creativity and imagination of our people. To win the future, the U.S. must out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build the rest of the world. President Obama’s Strategy for American Innovation seeks to harness the ingenuity of the American people to ensure economic growth that is rapid, broad-based, and sustained. This economic growth will bring greater income, higher quality jobs, and improved quality of life to all Americans. Learn more about President Obama’s strategy on innovation here.

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