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Co-hosted by: The White House Business Council, The White House Domestic Policy Council, The Office of the Honorable Michael Bloomberg – Mayor, New York City, Monroe College Small Business Development Center, The Fund for Public Advocacy, Office of Russell Simmons, Minority Business Development Agency, Small Business Administration, 100 Urban Entrepreneurs, Operation HOPE, & multiple federal agencies

Monday, August 1, 2011 – 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Registration 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Monroe College
King Hall (Bronx Campus)
2501 Jerome Avenue – The Bronx, NY 10468

Featured speakers include:
The Honorable Robert Steel
Deputy Mayor, New York City
Marie Johns
Deputy Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration

Bill de Blasio
Public Advocate, New York City
Dina Habib Powell
President of the Goldman Sachs Foundation, Global Head of Corporate Engagement, Goldman Sachs

John Hope Bryant
Founder, Chairman & CEO, Operation HOPE, Inc.
Magnus Greaves
100 Urban Entrepreneurs

The Forum will also feature a live 60-Second Pitch Event hosted by 100 Urban Entrepreneurs, where entrepreneurs can pitch their business for a $10,000 grant and an 8 week mentorship.”

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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. Recognizing the critical role that entrepreneurship plays in creating jobs and economic opportunity for people in the private sector, the Administration is committed to creating public-private partnerships to support current entrepreneurs and spark a new generation of urban entrepreneurs.  The work of these urban entrepreneurs will strengthen the core of our economy, reset urban communities as future job factories, and attractive emerging markets for investment. The result will be a new era of sustainable economic opportunities for not just urban America but the entire country, and a new culture of prosperity shared by all.
The purpose of this event is to discuss best practices with urban entrepreneurs and hear their feedback on how the Administration and the private sector can best support their growth and success in the global economy.   
This invitation is non-transferable. The event is free. Pre-event registration is required and space is limited.

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John Hope Bryant is a thought leader, founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE and Bryant Group Companies, Inc. Magazine/CEO READ bestselling business author of LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World (Jossey-Bass), and Member of the U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for President Barack Obama.



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