Start-ups Converge on Washington, D.C.

June 20, 2012

On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, representatives from 18 start-up companies will converge on Washington, D.C. to discuss a variety of issues important to the start-up community, including, but not limited to, the NSBA-supported Startup Act 2.0 (#StartupAct). Startup Act 2.0 is a bill introduced by Sens. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Mark Warner (D-Va.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and Chris Coons (D-Del.)in the Senate and Reps. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) and Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.) in the House that is designed to promote and facilitate entrepreneurship, job growth, and new business formation by, among other things, requiring a cost-benefit analysis of all proposed federal regulations with an economic impact of $100 million or more, providing much-needed R&D tax credits and capital gains tax exemptions, and helping start-ups attract and retain the highly-skilled talent they need to grow their businesses.

Startup Day on the Hill, an event organized by Engine Advocacy, is an opportunity for a number of the nation’s most innovative startup companies to come to Washington and interact with Members and their staff to discuss how lawmakers could help promote economic development and job creation withinAmerica’s small business and start-up community.

What: Startup Day on the Hill

When: 3:00PM Tuesday, June 19th to 2:00PM Wednesday, June 20th

Where: Washington,DC (Capitol Hill)

Who:   Honorary hosts include: Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS), Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA), Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA), Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO), and Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT). Participating start-ups include: Uber, SwipeSense, MapBox, and Rocket Lawyer, among many others. A full list of the start-up participants can be found here: http://engine.is/startupday#date.

NSBA is a proud supporter of the bipartisan Startup Act 2.0, and looks forward to working with Members and staff to enact this critical pro-growth, pro-jobs piece of legislation. For real-time updates on the Startup Act 2.0, please follow @NSBAAdvocate or search for #StartupAct or #DidYouKnow.

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