CGI U Kicks Off with President Bill Clinton and YouTube's Chad Hurley

The fourth annual Clinton Global Initiative University starts Friday, with President Clinton and a panel of serial entrepreneurs discussing how universities can help aspiring student entrepreneurs innovate.

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President Clinton will speak Friday at the fourth annual Clinton Global Initiative University.The fourth annual Clinton Global Initiative University -- the youth-focused offshoot of the Clinton Global Initiative -- kicks off Friday at the University of California San Diego. Former President Bill Clinton will speak at the opening plenary session Friday night, alongside serial entrepreneurs including YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley and Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs. The session, which will be streamed live, will focus on how universities can best harness innovation on campus and provide resources for aspiring student entrepreneurs. The panel will also talk about their own paths from idea to implementation.

This year, 1,200 students and youth organizations from across the country will take part in CGI U, which runs from April 1-3 and is intended to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses. As a prerequisite of attending the CGI U meeting, students make a Commitment to Action -- a specific plan of action that addresses a pressing challenge on their campus, in their community or in a different part of the world. The weekend will include large plenary sessions where CGI U participants can learn about innovative approaches to solving global issues, as well as smaller working sessions focused on skills such as fundraising and marketing, and a large-scale service project at the San Diego Food Bank.

"I am looking forward to convening the next generation of global leaders once again, so they can learn from each other and gain practical skills that will help them turn their ideas into real change," President Clinton said in a statement.

Tags: Bill Clinton, CGI U, CGI U streaming live, Chad Hurley, News, Paul Jacobs, student entrepreneurs, University of California San Diego

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