This afternoon at the Global Entrepreneurship meeting, President Obama welcomed emerging entrepreneurs from across the country and around the world to the White House to honor their achievements in their fields of business. He also announced the creation of the Spark Global Entrepreneurship Initiative — a joint commitment between the private sector and U.S. government to work together in ways that allow for long-term, sustained success, incubating and growing innovation and entrepreneurship. The President also announced a new goal of generating $1 billion in new investment for emerging entrepreneurs worldwide by 2017. read more

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From Airbnb to KIND Snacks: The White House Celebrates Entrepreneurs Around the World