President Barack Obama is set to visit Nairobi in July for Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Africa and globally.
In a statement said by the U.S ambassador to Kenya Bob Godec, the white house wants to hear ideas on how to start the spark of entrepreneurship in Africa.
It said that this was to empower marginalized groups, especially women and youth, through entrepreneurship.
Applications for the Global Entrepreneurship competition ran in conjunction with the US Department of State closed on March 20, 2015 .
This competition is the flagship program of the Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) Initiative. The competition, is focused on young scientists, innovators, and entrepreneurs, aged between 18-40 years old, who have either an idea or start-up in the subject areas of Agriculture, Energy, Health or Information and communication technologies.