Kauffman Foundation Hosts 7th Annual State of Entrepreneurship Event

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Former U.S. Senator Bob Bennett (Utah), former Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman & Bloomberg View columnist Paula Dwyer to Hold Panel Discussion on “America’s New Entrepreneurial Growth Agenda”


  •     Kauffman Foundation President and CEO Wendy Guillies will present the 2016 State of Entrepreneurship Address that will include “America’s New Entrepreneurial Growth Agenda,” a number of policy recommendations for national, state and local government to foster entrepreneurship, including:

o    Increasing federal research and development investments to catalyze innovation and entrepreneurship
o    Expanding the labor force through a startup visa that would create a pathway for immigrant entrepreneurs
o    Reducing risk for potential entrepreneurs
o    Adding government resources to aid “policy entrepreneurs” working on behalf of entrepreneurs

  •     A panel of contributors, led by Bloomberg View Columnist Paula Dwyer, will also present recommendations for how to support entrepreneurship and business growth.
  •     The panel will include:

o    Former Senator Bob Bennett, senior fellow, Bipartisan Policy Center
o    Former Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman, senior fellow, Bipartisan Policy Center
o    Rajshree Agarwal, University of Maryland professor in Entrepreneurship
o    David Bodde, Clemson College of Engineering and Science professor of Automotive Engineering,
o    Elisabeth Jacobs, senior director for policy at the Center for Equitable Growth


  •     Wednesday, February 17
  •     Doors open: 11:30 a.m.
  •     Lunch and Program: Noon – 2:00 p.m.


  •     National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW 13th Floor, Washington, D.C.


  •     Seating is limited, so please register by February 9

John Eddy, 646-660-8648, john(at)goldinsolutions(dot)com, Goldin Solutions

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