On Monday, May 11th, Jamaican Kirk-Anthony Hamilton will be at the White House as one of the 50 emerging entrepreneurs from across the United States and around the world. The event is to highlight the importance of investing in women and young entrepreneurs to create innovative solutions to some of the world’s toughest challenges, including poverty, climate change, extremism, as well as access to education and healthcare. Kirk-Anthony Hamilton is the Founder and CEO of the Infiniti Partnership, a company bridging opportunities with people, capital and markets, by creating dual channels for investment and business expansion, further connecting the Caribbean to the world.
The event will recognize the impact made by a number of U.S. government-led initiatives. In 2014, the Obama Administration set a goal for its best entrepreneurship programs, now to be led under the umbrella of the Spark initiative, to generate over a billion dollars in private investment for emerging entrepreneurs by the end of 2017, with half of this goal to be raised for women and young entrepreneurs.