ICYMI: Entrepreneurship Exchange 2021 (EX21) – Digitization & Trendsetting in Entrepreneurship

By at 8 November, 2021, 3:17 pm

Following the inaugural Entrepreneurship Exchange 2021 (EX21) on October 13, 2021, the Small Business Roundtable (SBR), a coalition of leading small business and entrepreneurship organizations, and Intuit QuickBooks hosted and facilitated a conversation among international small business leaders that centered around digitization and trendsetting in entrepreneurship.

The inaugural event’s theme was, “Supporting the World’s Job Creators,” and featured key small business leaders, entrepreneurs, experts and policymakers from around the world and prompted discussions on best practices and innovative solutions for the future of small businesses. The two organizations, along with international partners, worked together to support small business owners and entrepreneurs across the globe by hosting this event and facilitating these important discussions. To view a recording of the event, click here.  

This year’s EX21 featured remarks from the following speakers (in order of appearance):

Karen Kerrigan, President & CEO, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council)

Liz Barclay, United Kingdom Small Business Commissioner

Ramiro Cavazos, President & CEO, United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC)

Barbara Kotschwar, Executive Director, Visa Economic Empowerment Institute (VEEI)

Kaitlyn Wilkins, Vice President, Global Small Business Sales, Facebook

Representative Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY-7), Chairwoman, House Committee on Small Business

Senator the Hon Jane Hume, Minister for Women’s Economic Security, Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and the Digital Economy and Senator of Victoria, Parliament of Australia

Karen Eng, President & CEO, CSMI and Board Chair, Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce and Entrepreneurship (National ACE)

Alexi Boyd, CEO, Council of Small Business Organizations Australia (COSBOA)

Laura Jones, Executive Vice-President & Chief Strategic Officer, Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)

Candace Waterman, President & CEO, Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP)

Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03), Ranking Member, House Committee on Small Business

SBE Council’s Kerrigan moderated an excellent session to kick off EX 21 on: “Trendsetting in Entrepreneurship: How Digital Made the Difference.”

Tune in here.


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