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Hillary Clinton highlighted a technology-innovation hub in Denver on Tuesday as the model for her plan to enable a new generation of entrepreneurs with programs that ease the burdens of student loan debt.Watch the full speech above, which includes her "move on" statement regarding the Benghazi Committee report.
The Democratic presidential candidate visited Galvanize to announce an initiative that allows people who want to start businesses to defer their federal student loans, interest free, for three years at the startup phase. The entrepreneurs who operate in distressed economic areas or launch businesses with social benefits would be eligible for up to $17,500 in loan forgiveness after five years.
“Starting out can be daunting,” Clinton told a crowd of 100 people who work at the co-working space in Denver’s Golden Triangle neighborhood. “There’s a lot, a lot of risk, even if you have a good idea. … It can be a lot harder if you are juggling student loan payments. And that can cut into what you are able to do.”