About the Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship

The Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship is a first-of-its-kind collaboration between 11 of America's most inspiring and prominent entrepreneurs, the White House, the Department of Commerce, and our Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development partners.

Our goal is to harness their energy, ideas, and experience to help develop the next generation of entrepreneurs both at home and abroad.

Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development

Entrepreneurial Ambassadors

Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, Zillow
Chief Executive Officer, Tory Burch; Founder Tory Burch Foundation
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Revolution
Chief Executive Officer, CyPhyWorks
Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, LinkedIn
Chief Executive Officer, Quincy Jones Productions
Founder and Executive Director, Khan Academy
Co-Founder and President, Coursera
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Chobani
Chief Executive Officer, Pinnacle Technical Resources
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, LearnVest

News and Updates

Jul032014

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Today, at the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker spoke about the Obama Administration and the Commerce Department’s efforts to strengthen the American workforce and prepare our workforce for 21st century jobs through skills development.

Jun262014

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Today U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker visited Cincinnati, Ohio for the “Rise of the Rest” Road Tour to celebrate America’s entrepreneurial spirit and bring attention to emerging startup economies in communities across the United States.

May202014

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After meeting with Ghanaian Minister of Trade and Industry Haruna Iddrisu and Minister of Finance Seth Terkper, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker stopped by the Meltwater Entrepreneur School of Technology (MEST) to tour its facilities, interact with several of the resident start-ups, and gain more insight into the Ghanaian entrepreneurial culture.

May192014

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While in Ghana on an Energy Business Development Mission, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker spoke to Sammy Darko of BBC Africa about how the President’s Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship initiative will focus on increasing access to capital, access to opportunity, and access to a skilled workforce to help entrepreneurs all over the world.

Apr232014

Scottsdale, Ariz. – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today toured SkySong, the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center, and met with local entrepreneurs. SkySong is a mixed use development designed to help companies grow by providing business services and programs offered or facilitated by Arizona State University, which include access to new technologies, capital networks, and a skilled...

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