Thursday afternoon, April 5th, 2012, we watched as the hard work and commitment of so many was codified in new legislation that supports entrepreneurs and startup investors. It is often said that entrepreneurship is the true American Dream – and today we saw that dream made manifest as a crowd of entrepreneurs and their supporters filled the White House Rose Garden for the momentous occasion.
We are honored and proud to have served many of those who helped make history today, including Kate Mitchell, Managing Director at Scale Venture Partners and chair of The IPO Task Force, Duncan Niederauer, CEO and Scott Cutler, SVP of NYSE Euronext, Mark Hessen, President of the National Venture Capital Association and the numerous CEOs that supported the JOBS Act: Scott Dorsey, ExactTarget; Brian Gentile, JasperSoft; Payam Zamani, Reply!; Ben Wollen, EverydayHealth; Josh James, Domo and so many others.
Special recognition must be reserved for Steve Case and Scott Case, who’s hard work to build the StartUp America Partnership has brought private sector support behind President Obama’s Startup America initiative to accelerate the entrepreneurial economy.
Watch this video of the event from Whitehouse.gov to hear President Obama’s remarks on supporting the next generation of risk taking, visionary entrepreneurs who will remake American industry, create world changing technology and medical breakthroughs and improve our lives, our work and our future.