April 26-27, 2010
During his "A New Beginning" speech in Cairo, President Obama announced that the U.S. will host a Summit on Entrepreneurship to identify how we can deepen ties between business leaders, foundations, and entrepreneurs in the United States and Muslim communities around the world. The Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship, held in Washington, DC April 26-27, 2010, follows through on President Obama’s commitment. It represents an opportunity to highlight and support business and social entrepreneurship in Muslim-majority countries (MMCs), including their minority populations, and Muslim communities around the world.
Through this Summit, the United States seeks both to join existing efforts and inspire new efforts to promote entrepreneurship and innovation.
Participants were invited from around the world to represent their home countries, regions, sectors, and communities at the Summit. They include successful entrepreneurs, investors, academics, and leaders of entrepreneurship networks, non-profits, foundations, and businesses who are invested in promoting business or social entrepreneurship in Muslim communities around the world.
The Summit agenda was designed to highlight and celebrate the work and talents of many great entrepreneurs from MMCs and Muslim communities around the world. It provides a platform for foreign participants to connect with American stakeholders and develop partnerships that provide innovative solutions and support entrepreneurial ecosystems.