Obama’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit Celebrates Muslim Outreach

President Barack Obama and Saudi Arabia's King Salman walk together to a meeting at Erga Palace in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, April 20, 2016. The president began a six day trip to strategize with his counterparts in Saudi Arabia, England and Germany on a broad range of issues with efforts to rein in the Islamic State group being the common denominator in all three stops. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
President Barack Obama will appear at Stanford University in Silicon Valley on Friday to be keynote speaker at the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), which will highlight his commitment to building bridges to Muslim-majority countries around the world. Obama has claimed that his efforts to overhaul U.S. Middle East policy has restored America’s’ “broken” relationships with the Muslim world — the crowning achievement of his administration. Through a series of six earlier GES meetings hosted in Washington, D.C; Turkey; the United Arab Emirates; Malaysia; Morocco; and Kenya, the President has reached out to 17,000 people. The seventh and final GES forum is being hosted by 300 of the top Silicon Valley venture capital firms to welcome 700 budding entrepreneurs from 170 countries around the world. More than 400 journalists are also expected to attend, according to organizers. Business leaders scheduled to speak at the event include Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky, Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. One of the top organizers of Silicon Valley’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit was Elizabeth Holmes, the 32-year-old founder and CEO of Theranos Labs. Ms. Holmes was appointed by President Barack Obama and Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker in a