With last month’s employment report showing signs the economy may finally be recovering, a group of business leaders who survived the great recession joined a crop of young entrepreneurs who are optimistic about their future despite it at the Kairos Global Summit on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange this weekend.
When Ankur Jain was 12 years old, he knew, absolutely knew, what he needed to make the eighth-grade basketball team: $100 contraptions called Jumpsoles.
Some of the world’s most business-savvy college students flocked to Wall Street last Saturday to pitch startups they dreamt up in their college dorm rooms to top executives and political leaders.
This weekend a horde of entrepreneurs and business leaders will lay siege to New York’s financial district as part of the Kairos Global Summit. Over the next 48 hours, 350 student entrepreneurs will mingle with high-profile mentors in their field at the New York Stock Exchange, the United Nations (both partners of the summit) and the Rockefeller Estate in upstate New York to brainstorm practical solutions for a better future.
The Monitor interviewed young artisans, politicians, educators, entrepreneurs and faith leaders. And they have trenchant suggestions on how to improve the world.
CNN's Heidi Collins interviews Kairos Society Founder, Ankur Jain, about the importance of collegiate entrepreneurship and how the Kairos Society is reinventing the 'American Dream'. Check out the video below: