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President Obama Heads to Bay Area to Participate in Global Entrepreneurship Summit at Stanford University

Business leaders scheduled to speak at the event include Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky, Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

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    President Obama Heads to Bay Area to Participate in Global Entrepreneurship Summit at Stanford University
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    President Barack Obama will arrive in the Bay Area on Thursday to participate in the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit at Stanford University, which kicked off this morning and lasts through Friday.

    The summit, now in its seventh year, gathers government leaders, entrepreneurs, business leaders and investors for three days of speeches and programs.

    This is the second year that the United States has hosted the event. It hosted the inaugural event in 2010 and subsequent summits have been held in Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Morocco and Kenya.

    The U.S. has invited more than 700 entrepreneurs from 170 countries and territories and 300 investors to participate. More than 400 journalists are expected to attend, according to organizers.

    Obama will arrive on Air Force One at Moffett Federal Airfield in Mountain View on Thursday afternoon and spend the night in the San Jose area before his speech on Friday morning. He will depart from Moffett Field on Friday afternoon.

    In addition to Obama, other government officials scheduled to speak include Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker.

    Business leaders scheduled to speak at the event include Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky, Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

    While the summit is closed to the public, portions of it are being livestreamed at https://www.ges2016.org/live/.

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