White House Urban Entrepreneurship Forum comes to Temple University!

On Monday, August 8th Temple University in Philadelphia, PA will prepare for the 6th Urban Entrepreneurship Forum, a day-long event sponsored by the White House to create jobs and offer financial support to local entrepreneurs.

President Barack Obama has laid out a vision to win the future by out-innovating, out-educating, and out-building the rest of the world. Recognizing the critical role that entrepreneurship plays in creating jobs and economic opportunity for people in the private sector, the Administration is committed to creating public-private partnerships to support current entrepreneurs and spark a new generation of urban entrepreneurs.

The purpose of this event is to discuss best practices with urban entrepreneurs and hear their feedback on how the Administration and the private sector can best support their growth and success in the global economy.

The forum includes sessions on “Better Together: Public, Private, and Not-for-Profit Partnerships for Entrepreneurs and Startups,” “Access To Capital: Investing in Urban Entrepreneurs,” “Cracking the Glass Ceiling: Women Entrepreneurs” and “Entrepreneurs in Entertainment.”

The event, which will be held at Temple University Fox School of Business in Philadelphia, PA will include a live pitch competition hosted by 100 Urban Entrepreneurs, and the winner will receive $10,000 in startup financing and eight weeks of business mentoring.

The event is free. Pre-event registration will be required and space is limited.

For more information, please visit http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/07/19/nola-urban-entrepreneurship-forum

Next Stop:Oakland, CA on August 11th!

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