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Jax Entrepreneurship and Small Business Summit

by Blog Hub on 03/12/12

Last month we were invited by the Indo-US Chamber of Commerce of NE Florida to attend the "Jacksonville Entrepreneurship and Small Business Summit".

Its purpose was to pose questions to top federal leaders about policies and programs to support aspiring entrepreneurs and start-up’s, resources for small businesses wanting to go global, and included a discussion on innovation opportunities and Healthcare Information Technology.

The key note speaker was Christopher Lu, Assistant to President Obama and Cabinet Secretary.

Mr. Lu's speech titled
"An America Built to Last", addressed economic security of the middle class, private sector job growth, and President Obama’s blueprint for an economy that’s built to last – an economy built on American manufacturing, energy, skills for American workers, and a renewal of American values.

The panel of speakers included,

  • Nish Acharya, Director of the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Jorge Arce, Director, U.S. Commercial Service-Jacksonville, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Wil Yu, Special Assistant of Innovations and Research, U.S Department of Health and Human Services
  • Susan Amat, Startup Florida Chair and Executive Director of Miami LaunchPad

We walked away from the summit with a new profound understanding of the White House's initiatives for AAPI
(Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders) businesses, gained further resource tools for expansion, and learned the benefits of diversifying businesses through exporting.

Our COO, Andre Williams, poses with Assistant and Cabinet Secretary, Chris Lu. 

LDI would like to thank the Indo-Chamber of Commerce for extending such a welcoming invitation to help further advance economic and entrepreneurial development. 

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