The buzz from the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

By Jacques Jimeno 27 July 2015

U.S. President Barack Obama headlined the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi, Kenya, where businessmen, investors and representatives of foundations and governments from around the world pledged commitments in support of entrepreneurs.

U.S. President Barack Obama and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta were some of the big names that attended this weekend’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi.

Kenyatta promised a crackdown on corruption and to remove obstacles that hinder growth of businesses, while the U.S. government through the Overseas Private Investment Corp., U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department gave over $1 billion in commitments, exceeding the challenge Obama set out in last year’s GES.

The summit brought together businessmen, investors, and representatives of foundations and governments from around the world to garner support for fostering entrepreneurship.

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Jacques Jimeno

Jacques is a copy editor at Devex’s news production team. Previously, he worked with the Philippine Department of Tourism and the World Wide Fund for Nature. He is currently taking his master’s degree in communication from the University of the Philippines Diliman.


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