Partner Events During the Week of the Summit

Fact Sheet
Bureau of Public Affairs
April 26, 2010


In addition to the official events on April 26 and 27 for the Presidential Summit, more than thirty partner organizations have invited participants to independent events. This is a powerful manifestation of how the Summit is helping to spawn a broader emphasis and discussion on advancing entrepreneurship – catalyzing wide-ranging stake-holder and partner engagement. During recent months, the State Department has been coordinating with outside organizations on these related but independent events, which will take place on April 28 and 29, including:

  • Roundtable discussions hosted by the Acumen Fund, Endeavor, the Brookings Institute, and the World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists;
  • Conferences hosted by the Middle East Center on International Cooperation, Vital Voices, the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy, and the International Council for Small Business;
  • Receptions hosted by the Kauffman Foundation and Businesses for Diplomatic Action / Entrepreneurs’ Organization; and
  • Video screenings of Ten9Eight at the Library of Congress and Garbage Dreams at the World Bank.

In addition, the US Government is hosting special events for delegates, including briefings on business development by the US Small Business Administration, an economic support roundtable at the US Trade and Development Agency, a breakfast for female delegates with the Secretary of State, and a reception hosted by the State Department for Ambassadors to the United States from delegates’ home countries.

The full schedule of events during the week of the Summit on Entrepreneurship is available on the Entrepreneurship Summit websites from the State Department at // and White House at The US Government has also released an interactive map, which is available on both websites, that provides information on all partner events.