Job creation is crucial to our economic recovery and the number one priority of the Obama administration. Small business owners remain a major driver of American employment and throughout the country; young entrepreneurs are rebuilding our economy with innovative ideas, environmentally friendly products, and groundbreaking business strategies. Young people continue to prove that that their businesses are not simply the ideas of the future.
Today you are invited to join 150 dynamic young business owners from Our Time’s “Buy Young” Initiative, along with Obama Administration officials from the White House Office of Public Engagement, the Small Business Administration, the White House Business Council and the White House Office of the Chief of Staff for an interactive session on access to capital, mentorship and barriers to entrepreneurship for young entrepreneurs. Startup America will be interviewing participants who’d like to share their stories of innovation and entrepreneurship with other young people. Among the attendees are the founders of established businesses including Wordpress, Gilt Group, Invite Media, and Living Social, as well as promising new startups such as Tutorspree, Refinery29 and Genjuice, plus representatives from leading venture capital firms.
Watch today's event live starting at 4:30pm EDT on WhiteHouse.gov/Live or on Facebook. You can also connect with businesses and young entrepreneurs through Twitter, using the hashtag #startupamerica and follow @StartupAmerica for live updates. Check out the Buy Young list on Twitter to follow the businesses and young entrepreneurs that are attending the briefing here.