White House invitation in hand, I am honored to speak at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit this weekend in Nairobi on the topics of innovation, navigating the funding cycle and entrepreneurial hubs. Kenya is abuzz with excitement ahead of a proverbial homecoming for President Obama. For all the temporary excitement that global summits evoke, GES2015 and the SPARK Global Entrepreneurship initiative acknowledge one lasting shift in Africa’s promise – namely that the continent’s future lies in the hands of its people and not its natural resources.

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