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EO Represents U.S. at G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit

Posted on March 10, 2011

PRLog (Press Release) – Jun 24, 2010 – Beginning on Sunday 20 June, representatives of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) from the United States, including former EO Dallas President, Adrienne Cornelsen, joined forces with representatives of the other G20 nations at the G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit to address the role of youth entrepreneurship as the world looks toward global economic recovery.

From 20-22 June 2010, the EO delegates joined the international delegations in Toronto, Canada, to identify and examine the issues challenging young and emerging entrepreneurs around the world. In the discussion on how best to ensure future prosperity, it is evident that the world has evolved into a knowledge-based economy, in which entrepreneurial education and innovation will be the drivers of growth and success.

“We were thrilled to collaborate with other entrepreneurial leaders at the G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit,” said Matt Stewart, Global Chairman of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization. “To meet the challenges of the 21st century economy, meaningful partnerships between leaders in the entrepreneurial community must be cultivated. The world’s leaders, both private and public, must follow through with substantial actions to foster and support the next generation of entrepreneurs.”

To that end, the representatives from all of the G20 countries worked together to draft a communiqué that will be officially submitted to the G20 Business Summit (B20) for deliberation. The delegation’s recommendations are planned to be the focus for a discussion of entrepreneurship at the B20 Summit on 25-26 June 2010.

EO is recognized globally for its thought leadership in the entrepreneurial community, as well as its experience in fostering young and emerging entrepreneurs through its Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) and Accelerator programs.

The GSEA is the premier global competition for undergraduate and graduate students who own and operate businesses while attending college or university. Nominees compete against their peers from around the world. EO also operates the Accelerator program, which is aimed at empowering first-stage entrepreneurs with the tools they need to grow their business and to provide them with the skills to make them better entrepreneurs and leaders.

Attending the G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit on behalf of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization were members of EO’s global leadership as well as leading members of the Accelerator program and current GSEA finalists.

“If education and innovation are to be the currencies of this century, it is imperative that the leaders in the entrepreneurial community work together to foster the next generation of business leaders and innovators,” said Kevin Langley, President, U.S. Delegation. “Bringing the world’s entrepreneurial leaders together for this conversation is a great and necessary first step toward the promise of our future.”

About the Entrepreneurs’ Organization
The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) – for entrepreneurs only – is a dynamic global network of more than 7,300 business owners in 42 countries. Founded in 1987 by a group of young entrepreneurs, EO is the catalyst that enables entrepreneurs to learn and grow from each other, leading to greater business success and an enriched personal life. Membership in one of EO’s 116 chapters is by invitation only; the average member is 40 years old with annual revenues of US$17.3 million. For more information on EO, visit Entrepreneurs Organization or call +1.703.519.6700.

About the CYBF G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit
The Canadian Youth Business Foundation will host the G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit in Toronto, Canada, from June 20 to 22. The Summit will bring together more than 200 young entrepreneurs (aged 18 to 40) and leaders of entrepreneurial organizations from G20 countries to exchange ideas and establish international networks and partnerships that will help drive sustainable global economic growth. For more information, visit www.cybf-g20.com.

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