Startup America Comes to Atlanta

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The Obama Administration is holding, "Startup America: Reducing Barriers Roundtable in Atlanta" from 1 p.m to 4:30 p.m. on May 2 in Georgia Tech's Global Learning Center. Administration officials will hear from entrepreneurs on ways to reduce barriers and encourage business growth.

As part of the White House’s Startup America initiative, senior Obama Administration officials will visit Atlanta to meet with entrepreneurs and hear directly from them on suggestions for reducing barriers and improving regulations to build a more supportive environment for entrepreneurship and innovation.

Officials attending the event include Deputy Administrator of the US Small Business Administration Marie Johns, Associate Administrator of Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Michael Fitzpatrick, Deputy Director of the US Patent and Trademark Office Teresa Rae, Senior Economist at the Council of Economic Advisors Ronnie Chatterji.

Georgia Tech President G.P. "Bud" Peterson will also be making remarks. 

The Startup America initiative will support startups and entrepreneurs, giving them the tools and resources to grow America’s economy and win the future. Using the input from the roundtables and broader public participation, the Administration will produce a report highlighting ideas to streamline and simplify unnecessary barriers to America’s entrepreneurs and innovators.

Entrepreneurs and small business owners interested in attending the events can learn more by emailing reducingbarriers@sba.gov.  Anyone unable to attend the Atlanta event can submit their ideas for reducing barriers to the website.  Ideas submitted to the online platform will also be included in the final report.


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