From: Parsons, Christi
Sent: Monday, March 21, 2016 5:05 PM
To: Velz, Peter T. EOP/WHO; Barnes, Desiree N. EOP/WHO
Cc: Parsons, Christi
Subject: POTUS print pool #6 -- Obama at entrepreneurs' event
At 4:15 p.m., POTUS climbed the stage to address a couple hundred entrepreneurs and other business people in the cervezeria.
The remarks were open press and are being transcribed for those who didn't get here.
POTUS generally talked about the benefits of entrepreneurship to the Cuban economy and U.S. interest in the market. He mentioned that he had dinner at a casa particular last night, the kind you can book on airbnb. (Among other business people in his delegation, Obama is accompanied here by Airbnb co-founders Brian Chesky and Nate Blecharczyk, whose business has been operating in Cuba for nearly a year.) He then sat down on the stage and took questions from the audience in a discussion moderated by Soledad O'Brien, journalist, entrepreneur and Cuban American.