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Young Entrepreneurs Upbeat About the Future

NBC reports on the Kairos Society. Read the story below:

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.

Buried in the positive numbers of last month’s jobs report was a stubbornly high unemployment rate among young Americans. More than 10 percent of Americans ages 25 to 29 are without a job, two points higher than the national average. But the young college entrepreneurs who gathered in lower Manhattan are not fearful of the scarce job market into which they will graduate, because many of them already own their own companies.

In its fourth year, the Kairos Global Summit is hosted by the Kairos Society, a global network of college entrepreneurs, along with the New York Stock Exchange and the United Nations.

The summit brings together more than 300 college entrepreneurs from at least 20 countries to meet and discuss their own ventures and other ideas on the cutting edge of business. The summit also hosts business executives from companies such as Cisco and General Electric to mentor the students and provide feedback for the ideas and companies the aspiring young business leaders represent.

Read the rest over the coverage at NBC News.

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