Mountain View, Calif. (December 17, 2010) – 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, 2011, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Pacific) at Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus, 1065 La Avenida St., Bldg. 1, Mountain View, Calif.
The event is meant to promote the administration’s efforts to help drive economic growth, and the public is invited to attend but must register ahead of time at http://usdoedregistration.ed.gov/profile/web/index.cfm?PKwebID=0x419b806.
The event will include 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; and Kiran Ahuja, director, White House Initiative on AAPIs.
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. Additional details about the summit will be released at a later date.