Obama Administration, Rutgers Business School to Host Urban Entrepreneurship Summit

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

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NEWARK, NJ - 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 event will take place on Monday, June 6 on the Rutgers Newark Campus. It is open to pre-credentialed media and is invitation only.


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


About 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.


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