Obama assembles new ambassadors for entrepreneurship at the White House

April 8
3:49 PM 2014

On Monday, US President Barack Obama named the new entrepreneurship ambassadors who will help launch and grow startups in the country and all aver the world. The team is called the Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE), according to The Washington Post.

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker said of the team: "Not only are our entrepreneurs broadly recognized and admired, but all over the world countries are eager to replicate American practices of embracing and learning from failure, networking, teaching, and encouraging creativity."

According to Entrepreneur, the members of the first inaugural PAGE group include Zillow co-founder Rich Barton, Tory Burch Foundation founder Tory Burch, Revolution chairman Steve Case, CyPhyWorks chief Helen Greiner, LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman, and Quincy Jones Productions exec Quincy Jones. The other ambassadors who made it to the cut are Khan Academy founder Salman Khan, Coursera president Daphne Koller, Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya, Pinnacle Technical Resources chief Nina Vaca, and LearnVest founder Alexa von Tobel, the report detailed.

In addition to PAGE, President Obama also announced other initiatives designed to jumpstart entrepreneurship worldwide. These include assistance for biomedical entrepreneurs, support for entrepreneurs aiming to alleviate poverty, and business training for women, Entrepreneur reported.

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