Daymond John Takes Over The White House Weekly Email

Posted July 6, 2016 at 12:17 pm


On June 24th during the 7th annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), Daymond John took over the weekly White House email with a personal letter talking about his journey as an entrepreneur and why attending the Summit was so important to him.  GES was started by President Barack Obama with the goal of connecting entrepreneurs from around the world and creating a global conversation about the importance of entrepreneurship. In the email, Daymond discussed what GES means to him, saying “the challenges I faced and the journey I took mirror the potential of millions of young entrepreneurs here and around the world. They have the drive and spirit to imagine, innovate, and create-but we must all come together in order to keep lifting them up.”

In 2014, President Obama appointed Daymond John as a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE). Under this title, Daymond promotes underserved entrepreneurs and emerging digital influencers in growing their brand, as well as bringing awareness to the importance of global entrepreneurship.

Held in Silicon Valley, Daymond attended this year’s summit alongside other PAGE Ambassadors, including Steve Case, Founder of AOL, and Brian Chesky, Co-Founder & CEO of Airbnb. Additionally, there were over 700 attendees representing 170 countries, as well as over 350 investors.  The Summit included a range of events, such as workshops, panels, networking & mentoring events, and pitch competitions.  The importance and impact of GES has created a global networking environment where entrepreneurs from all stages of business development can connect with and inspire one another.

Read Daymond’s full letter from the weekly White House here: