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WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Department of Education (ED)  hosted a forum on entrepreneurship at the White House yesterday. The event brought together a mix of business owners, government experts and leaders from a variety of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) to discuss opportunities and facilitate solutions to challenges in underserved communities.

Prior to the event, SBA Deputy Administrator Marie Johns and ED Deputy Assistant Secretary Dr. Debra Saunders-White participated in a conference call to brief reporters on the Obama Administration’s efforts to engage HBCUs/MSIs and increase entrepreneurship opportunities in underserved communities.  Speakers and panelists were as follows:

Administration: Marie Johns, Deputy Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration

Moderator: Warren Ballentine, National Radio Talk Show Host, The Warren Ballentine Show, Radio One


Ron Busby, President, U.S. Black Chamber and SBA’s Council for Underserved Communities

Cassius Butts, Regional Administrator, Region 4, U.S. Small Business Administration

Terry Clark, Vice-President, Entrepreneurship and Business Development, Urban League

Valerie Moseley, Senior Vice-President and Partner, Wellington Management Company, Member of the President’s Board of Advisors on HBCUs

Deborah Thomas, President/CEO, Data Solutions & Technology, Inc., HBCU Alum

Luis Borunda, President & CEO, U.S. Hispanic Youth Entrepreneur Education

Dr. dt ogilvie, Rutgers University

Dr. Julianne Malveaux, President, Bennett College

Dr. Laurel Jones, President, Mission College

Ron Stodgill, Director, Small Business Incubator/Think Tank, Johnson C. Smith University

Obama Administration to Host White House Forum on Entrepreneurship for Historically Black Colleges and Universities  was originally published on woldcnews.com

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