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Sunday, March 10 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Startups@DC: Max Political Impact, Minimum Effort

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How do we get results from what most consider a broken government? What skills are needed to unpackage the government monolith into specific stacks for specific tasks and duties?
This presentation will use Startup Visa as a case study for how the startup community has achieved limited initial success in creating an issue, run into typical political roadblocks, and how to use expert knowledge of political structures to pass Startup Visa this year as part of comprehensive reform.
What are the big red buttons that are causally linked to getting results from government? How can a group that knows enough about DC and its culture earn the trust of the startup community to deliver the knowledge and tools entrepreneurs need to effectively make DC work to remove barriers to entrepreneurial success?
Entrepreneurial veteran and Representative Jared Polis, Netroots Nation founder Gina Cooper, and PolitiHacks founder Craig Montuori will discuss making government work for startups.
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Gina Cooper

FounderCooper StrategiesGina Cooper is the founder of Cooper Strategies. Her approach to online politics has become a cornerstone of the online progressive movement. She is also the founder and past CEO of Netroots Nation, the most dynamic and influential political organization to... Read More →
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Craig Montuori

Founder, Exec DirPolitiHacksCraig is the founder and executive director of PolitiHacks, an advocacy group for startup visa and other causes that contribute towards a stronger, more vibrant startup community. He serves as a bridge between DC and the startup community, with one foot... Read More →
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Jared Polis

CongressmanUS House of RepresentativesJared Polis is an independent leader who uses his private and public sector experience to find pragmatic solutions to the challenges facing Colorado and the nation. First elected to represent Colorado’s Second Congressional District in 2008... Read More →


Sunday March 10, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 5ABC 500 E Cesar Chavez St

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