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PAGE Video Series: Wealthfront’s Ali Rosenthal

Fri, 2015-07-24 16:35

Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE) member Alison Rosenthal believes that effective partnerships play a critical role in the creation and success of businesses.
Since September 2014, Alison has served as Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at Wealthfront, Inc., an automated investment service. Prior to Wealthfront, Ali served as Chief Operating Officer of MessageMe, a company that develops and offers a multimedia messaging application for mobile devices, and as Executive in Residence at Greylock Partners, a leading venture capital firm.

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The First Lady Hosts the "Beating the Odds" Summit

Fri, 2015-07-24 16:27

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Yesterday, the First Lady welcomed 140 college-bound students to the White House for the Reach Higher "Beating the Odds" Summit.
These young people represented a wide range of communities -- urban, rural, foster, homeless, immigrant, special needs, and more. All of them have overcome great odds to go to college, and many are even first in their family to pursue further education after high school.
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Day 1 at GES: Highlighting Youth and Women Entrepreneurs

Fri, 2015-07-24 16:17

Before the official start of the sixth annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), nearly 300 young and women entrepreneurs came together today to learn, to get practical advice, to make the connections that will take their enterprises to the next level, and to hear stories and receive guidance from top American and global innovators.

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Behind the Lens: Photographing the President in 50 Countries

Fri, 2015-07-24 15:35

Today, President Obama visits Kenya — the 50th country he has visited during his Administration. It’s also my 50th country traveling with the President.
To mark the occasion, as I did when the President visited his 50th state, I chose one photograph from each country that we’ve visited.
Traveling abroad with the President is very different.

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PAGE Video Series: Venture for America’s Andrew Yang

Fri, 2015-07-24 14:28

Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE) member and Venture for America CEO Andrew Yang believes that preparing recent college graduates for the 21st century workforce is crucially important to American business. “I think that’s what people want to preserve and sustain: that spirit of enterprise that’s made this country great for its entire history,” he said.

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Keeping Up with the Cabinet: GES 2015 and Why the Smart Money Is on Kenya

Fri, 2015-07-24 11:50

Ed. note: This is cross-posted on the U.S. Small Business Administration's blog. See the original post here.
This week, I will join President Obama in Nairobi, Kenya, for the sixth-annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit. GES 2015 will shine a spotlight on the extraordinary potential of entrepreneurs in sub-Saharan Africa and beyond.

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U.S. Census Bureau Honors 25th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Fri, 2015-07-24 11:17

On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodations, commercial facilities, telecommunications, and state and local government services.

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West Wing Week: 07/24/15 or, "A New Direction"

Fri, 2015-07-24 09:52

This week, the President visited Steel City and The Big Apple, celebrated the anniversary of the ADA and the signing of AGOA, and hosted a newly minted head of state -- all while a U.S. delegation led by Dr. Biden traveled through Asia.

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SBIR Agency Blog #5: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Fri, 2015-07-24 00:00

Note: This blog is co-authored by Scott Dockum, USDA SBIR Program Coordinator.
The SBIR program...

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PAGE Video Series: GoldieBlox’s Debbie Sterling

Thu, 2015-07-23 15:38

In 2012, Debbie Sterling asked, “Why is it that girls play with dolls and ponies and tea sets and boys build with construction sets and have super heroes and action figures?” Ever since then, she has been on a mission to inspire a new generation of young girls to think beyond the “pink aisle.”

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