Endeavor Mexico nominated four Endeavor Mexico Entrepreneurs to participate in a roundtable conversation on entrepreneurship with President Barack Obama during his visit to Mexico City in early May.
Over two days, President Obama met with President Peña Nieto on a range of issues that affect the nations’ relationship, including security, government reform, and the importance of job growth and entrepreneurship. “I also want to work with the Mexican government,” President Obama said in a speech at the Anthropology Museum, “because I believe that the long-term solution to the challenge of illegal immigration is a growing and prosperous Mexico that creates more jobs and opportunities for young people here.”
During the roundtable conversation, Endeavor Mexico Entrepreneurs, Enrique Gómez Junco (Optima Energia), Alfredo Suárez (AliBio), Moís Cherem (Enova) and Gabriel Manjarrez (Micel) spoke with Obama and his team about the challenges and opportunities they face as entrepreneurs. They also praised the work Endeavor is doing to build support networks for entrepreneurs in Mexico and around the world.
“This event was really unique,” Enrique Gómez said. “It is the first time in our history that our governments focus their attentions in develop entrepreneurship as the main tool to help Mexico develop faster.”