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White House AAPI Initiative to Convene Silicon Valley Leaders to Promote Entrepreneurship and Small Business Growth

Summit Aims to Increase Asian American and Pacific Islander Access to Programs Supporting Nation’s Economic Growth

Contact:  
(202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov


Event Date 1: January 07, 2011 09:00 am - January 07, 2011 02:00 pm

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders will hold a summit on entrepreneurship and small business growth with business leaders in Silicon Valley on Friday, Jan. 7 to promote the administration's efforts to help drive economic growth.

Members of the public who wish to attend must register ahead of time. They can do so at: http://usdoedregistration.ed.gov/profile/web/index.cfm?PKwebID=0x419b806.

A video from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke inviting people to the summit is available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ky1t_iNYe8Q.

Media representatives interested in covering the White House AAPI Initiative's Summit on Entrepreneurship should register by Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, by emailing their name, title, media outlet, cell phone and email to Toby Chaudhuri at toby.chaudhuri@ed.gov.

Additional details about the summit will be released at a later date:


Event 1
Who :

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke.
U.S. Rep. Mike Honda, chair, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus.
Aneesh Chopra, chief technology officer, Executive Office of the President.
Don Graves, deputy assistant secretary, Treasury Department.
Ginger Lew, senior counselor, White House National Economic Council.
Todd Park, chief technology officer, Department of Health and Human Services.
Elizabeth Echols, regional administrator, Small Business Administration.
Ronnie Chatterji, senior advisor, White House Council of Economic Advisors.
Daphne Kwok, chair, President's Advisory Commission on AAPIs.
Kiran Ahuja, director, White House Initiative on AAPIs.

What : White House AAPI Initiative Summit on Entrepreneurship and Small Business Growth
When : Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Pacific)
Where :

Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus
1065 La Avenida St., Bldg. 1
Mountain View, Calif