John Kerry Looks To Young Tech Entrepreneurs To Combat What Ails The World
Entrepreneurs should be doing more than simply building successful companies, said Secretary of State John Kerry. These individuals should be using their innovation, creativity and expertise to "help solve things like violent extremism, climate change, and government corruption."
According to a report on CNN Money, Kerry issued the call to action while kicking off the seventh annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit at Stanford University, which was attended by 15,000 individuals.
Kerry asked those present to consider those three "generational challenges" when building their companies.
The report, citing Kerry, said, "Educational tools could help reach the young, disenfranchised youth around the world who may be at risk of being radicalized. Green startups could help the public and private sector switch to a low-carbon and low-emissions economy. And software that tracks money and accountability might cut down on corruption."
"You may not believe that all of these issues automatically fall within your responsibility, but let me you tell you [...] we need your creativity in order to address each and every one of them," said Kerry.
"You have a fundamental interest in how these questions are answered," he said. "You want to be able to operate a business without the fear of a terrorist attack. You want to be able to take advantage of the great economic openings in the green energy market. You want to be able to open your enterprises without having to pay a bribe."
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