After a smashing 2009 inaugural success, WED is honored to welcome the United Nations as a partner in this global celebration. On Wednesday, April 14th, 2010, the UN is hosting a conference for several hundred entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs, educators, investors, and change-makers of all kind to kickoff the 2nd annual World Entrepreneurship Day in their magnificent heads of state room.
With some of the world’s most creative and entrepreneurial leaders setting the stage for WED 2010 with enthralling talks on every entrepreneurial aspect from investment to education to corporate innovation, it will be an event not to be missed. All talks will be recorded and distributed to the tens of thousands of WED celebrators around the world to be watched again on April 16th, two days later, at their events.YourStory is part of this global celebration of entrepreneurship.
WED United Nations Kickoff speakers include: Marc Ecko (Marc Ecko Enterprises), Maria Bartiromo (CNBC), Beth Comstock (CMO, General Electric), Esther Dyson (entrepreneur, investor, now cosmonaut), Anjali Joshi (Director of Product Management, Google; leader of Google Fiber, Google Translate, Google India Bus Project), Howard Lee Morgan (Partner, First Round Capital; Director, IdeaLab), Amir Dossal (Executive Director, United Nations Office for Partnerships), Peter Thum (Founder, Ethos Water and the nonprofit organization Giving Water), Pablos Holman (hacker, futurist of Intellectual Ventures Lab), Leonard Brody (best-selling author and business visionary), and Chris McCann (founder, Startup Digest)and Wendy Diamond (founder, editorial director, and Chief Pet Officer for Animal Fair Media, Inc.).