2016 Global Entrepreneurship summit: Barack Obama, Mark Zuckerberg and entrepreneurs panel

Barack Obama and Mark Zuckerberg speak with a panel of entrepreneurs at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit of 2016.

The presence of the president of the USA shows the importance given to entrepreneurship today. Entrepreneurial skills, mindset and outcomes are the key to navigating the current rapidly changing landscape that we talked about with Jay Samit few weeks ago and creating the future for communities and countries. (replay the webinar with Jay here)

We thought it was important for us to share with you this insightful event. We also provide below some quotes from Barack Obama and Mark Zuckerberg in case you don’t have the time to watch it all.

Quotes:

“The world has shrunk, it is interconnected, all of you represent that interconnection. Many of you are catalysing it and accelerating it. It promises to bring extraordinary benefits but also has challenges” Barack Obama

“Entrepreneurs launch products, companies and entire industries that transform the world: That’s the power of entrepreneurship” Barack Obama

“Entrepreneurship remains the engine of growth, that ability to turn an idea in a reality…that creates good paying jobs, it puts rising economy on the path of prosperity” Barack Obama

“The Silicon Valley…this is a place that celebrates our ability as human beings to discover, learn and build, to questions, to reimagine, to create new ways to connect and work with each other” Barack Obama

“(Entrepreneurship) It can create a culture where creativity and innovation are valued where we don’t only look at how things have always been but rather say: how could things be, why not, let’s make something new” Barack Obama

“The spirit speaks to something deep inside all of us. No matter who we are and where we come from” Barack Obama

“We live in a world where more than half the world is under the age of 30” Barack Obama

“Our job (Governments) is to put the tools and resources into the hands of those who are changing the world” Barack Obama

“We are also announcing the Young Trans-atlantic innovation leaders initiative which will bring 200 of Europe’s innovators to the United States of develop their skills” Barack Obama

“We have organization like Endeavor, which supports entrepreneurs, starting a 100 Millions fund to invest in companies across latin America, Middle-East and South-East Asia” Barack Obama

“Because ultimately the world needs your creativity and your energy and your ambition. You are going to be what helps this process of global integration work in a way that is good for everyone and not just some” Barack Obama

“You are the bridge, you are the glue. In particular the young people…who can help lead towards a more peaceful and prosperous future” Barack Obama

“We believe you (entrepreneurs) have the talent and skills and the ambitions not just to pursue your dreams but to realize them. That you can lift up not only your own families but communities and countries and create opportunities, prosperity and hope for decades to come” Barack Obama

“Entrepreneurship is about creating change, not just companies” Mark Zuckerberg

“The entrepreneurs that build things that lasts a long time, keep going, because they care fundamentally about the change they try to create in the world and they are not in it, just to build a company” Mark Zuckerberg

” If you do something good, if you help people out then eventually a portion of that good will come back to you and you might not know upfront what that’s going to be” Mark Zuckerberg

“It’s starts with a passion” Barack Obama

“We encourage governments to also listen to entrepreneurs” Barack Obama

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