Who cares about Urban Entrepreneurship?
by Scott Case
I do. And you should too. Every city in America was built by entrepreneurs and for our urban centers to thrive and evolve, we’ll need to continue to encourage the development of strong startup ecosystems. Each city in America has a unique character, a vast array of passionate people and diverse resources available to young companies that drive economic growth (link to post on net new jobs or Kauffman study). Our goal is to leverage the best practices and national network of the Startup America Partnership to provide urban startups with access and exposure to a national platform.
Today I’m joining successful entrepreneurs, startups, mentors, funders, government leaders and other stakeholders at Rutgers University for the Urban Entrepreneurship Summit.
We invite you to participate in today’s summit via live feed and track the discussion on twitter via #UrbanSummit.
Today’s event is just the beginning of the important work ahead – be sure to lend your voice and tell us what you think in the comment section below or via email email@example.com.
Event Details:Together with the White House Business Council, the Office of Public Engagement, the Domestic Policy Council and a number of other key partners, we’ll be discussing how we can help urban entrepreneurs start and scale companies throughout the country.
Urban Entrepreneurship Summit Featured Speakers and Panelists
- The Honorable Cory Booker, Mayor, Newark, New Jersey
- Marie Johns, Deputy Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration
- Derek Douglas, White House Senior Advisor to the President for Urban Affairs
- Russell Simmons, Founder, Rush Communications
- John Hope Bryant, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Operation HOPE, Inc.
- Paul Quintero, CEO, ACCION USA
- Bill de Blasio, New York City Public Advocate
- Scott Case, CEO, Startup America Partnership