Urban Entrepreneurship Summit Live Stream


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8:30 AM
Master of Ceremonies: Michael Blake

9:00 AM
Greetings from Rutgers
Chancellor Steven J. Diner and Mayor Cory Booker

9:20 AM
Dr. dt ogilvie
Russell Simmons Introduction

9:30 AM – 9:45 AM
Russell Simmons
Opening Keynote

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Panel 1 – Unleashing Ideas: Barriers and Challenges to Urban Entrepreneurs

11:15 AM – 11:30 AM
Paul Quintero

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Panel 2 – Investing in Urban Entrepreneurs: Creative Funding/Financing Urban Entrepreneurs

12:30 PM – 1:15 PM

1:15 PM – 2:00 PM
Don Graves

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Panel 3 – Government’s Role in Investing in Urban Communities

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Breakout Sessions

4:15 PM – 4:40 PM
Breakout Session Leaders
Report Findings

4:40PM – 4:50 PM
Michael Blake
Next Steps/Assignments

4:50 PM – 5:00 PM
John Hope Bryant
Closing Speech


The Obama Administration and Rutgers Business School have brought together entrepreneurs, private capital, government, and the academic resources of Rutgers for the first ever Urban Entrepreneurship Summit held in Newark, NJ. The Urban Entrepreneurship Summit will focus on ways to best support job growth and economic success in America’s cities to help entrepreneurs compete in the global economy.

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 – a plan critical for America’s cities. As entrepreneurship plays a central role in creating jobs and economic opportunity, the Administration is committed to creating public-private partnerships to support current entrepreneurs and spark a new generation of urban entrepreneurs.

To focus on these initiatives to boost job growth in America’s cities, the White House Business Council, Office of Public Engagement and Domestic Policy Council are partnering with the Rutgers Business School’s Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development (CUEED), Startup America Partnership, Mayor Cory Booker of Newark, Russell Simmons, the Fund for Public Advocacy – Office of the New York City Public Advocate, Operation HOPE, the Small Business Administration (SBA), the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), for a day-long summit on ways to strengthen urban entrepreneurship.

The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development (CUEED): The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development (CUEED) at Rutgers Business School – Newark and New Brunswick is the first center of its kind in the nation to integrate scholarly works with private capital, government, and non-profit sectors to develop citywide resources and bring renewed economic growth and vitality through urban entrepreneurship. We promote and foster a new generation of urban entrepreneurs who actively seek socially conscious urban renaissance. For more information about CUEED visit http://business.rutgers.edu/CUEED