As the Global Entrepreneurship Summit comes to a close and President Obama begins the second chapter of his African tour in Ethiopia, it is hard not to see the enormous upside the entrepreneurial movement can offer the world. Nowhere is this clearer than the vibrant entrepreneurial culture taking root in Kenya and indeed across Africa. President Obama’s message was necessarily upbeat and he left GES2015 with a call to action for entrepreneurs, particularly women, who were among the more impressive innovators at the summit. In a word, entrepreneurship is a road toward economic self-determination – one where investors should get off the sidelines and where political and established business leaders should remove the pernicious roadblocks of corruption and arcane economic policies favoring the largest firms and kleptocrats.

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