President Obama attended the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016 (GES 2016) at Stanford University on June 24, 2016. He gave a short speech on the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship to the 700 entrepreneurs who had traveled to the summit from all over the world.
President Obama underscored the importance of entrepreneurship and how it acts as a bridge and connects the world. Silicon Valley and Stanford was the place that made nerd cool he pointed out. Yahoo and Google started as cool student projects at Stanford, and his student project weren’t that good President Obama said.
After his short speech he went to have a conversation with 3 young entrepreneurs and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook. While introducing Zuckerberg he mentioned how he can’t wear a T-shirt like the Facebook founder, but in 6 months time hoped to be wearing one.