Yesterday, Director of the National Economic Council, Gene Sperling and SBA Administrator, Karen Mills, along with Fast Company Editor Nancy Cook, hosted a live chat to answer your questions about the Startup America initiative and ways to reduce burdens to entrepreneurship and innovation. The White House launched the Startup America initiative to celebrate, inspire and accelerate high-growth entrepreneurship around the country. As part of the effort, senior Administration officials are traveling around the country for Startup America: Reducing Barriers Roundtables.
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- Opening Remarks - Fast Company Editor Nancy Cook
- Opening Remarks - SBA Administrator Karen Mills
- Opening Remarks - Director of the National Economic Council, Gene Sperling
- How can small business owners have added tax breaks and incentives for hiring displaced employees?
- How can non-union startups participate in public infrastructure projects?
- How can we make health insurance affordable to startups?
- How can the government help bring manufacturing back?
- Will the initiative regarding cluster development or entrepreneurial ecosystems be continued this year?
- As you try to streamline the patent process, what's going to be in it for smaller companies and startups?
- How can we reduce the administrative burden of starting a business and hiring employees?
- Companies aren't going public as much as they used to, is that a goal of the SBA or government to try to have companies do an initial public offering?
- How will startup America use social technology to network businesses to increase collaboration to help startups?