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6546_53dff63b0f_small March 4, 2014 by Guest Contributor

Washington, D.C. (Guest post by Tej Dhawan) I just wrapped up a very full day meeting in Washington with several senators and their staff on the issues surrounding patent reform. This day was coordinated by the Application Developers Alliance, an advocacy group I connected with in December around the time of the House vote on the Innovation Act (House Bill 3309). Before I go further, political correctness stalwarts as well as trolls themselves are calling for the name trolls be dropped and Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs) be used instead ... read more

6520_b8c24b3d59_small February 25, 2014 by Guest Contributor

Washington, D.C. (Guest post by Ryan Weber) A few weeks ago, it was my privilege to represent Kansas City’s tech industry at the TechVoice DC Fly-In. TechVoice is a policy advocacy organization powered by CompTIA and TECNA (Tech Councils of North America). KCnext is a member of TECNA, and I serve on the executive committee. Our membership has been a great resource for KCnext while we continue to grow the organization ... read more

October 3, 2013 by Megan Bannister

Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C.-based Revolution Ventures announced Monday that the firm closed a $200 million fund led by Steve Case—AOL co-founder, Startup America Partnership chairman and Revolution CEO—as well as Tige Savage and David ... read more

5889_33ee8e3a4b_small July 19, 2013 by Megan Bannister

Washington, D.C. When he hit the open road a little more than four months ago, Matt Makai had a simple goal: meet with startup founders and entrepreneurs from across the country to learn more about their unique communities. "There is only so much you can learn about other locations by reading about them," Makai (left) wrote on his blog. "Sometimes you have to experience things for yourself." ... read more

June 21, 2013 by Fred Bauters

Washington, D.C. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) has filed an amendment to the immigration bill currently heating up the Senate floor in an attempt to make the U.S. more attractive to foreign entrepreneurs. It would supplement a measure that creates visas for them to stay and expand their businesses. Moran's … read more

5263_df10aadd8e_small February 5, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Washington, D.C. Individuals from Iowa and Nebraska's startup communities are in Washington, D.C. today to participate in a private meeting with administration officials. Organized by the Startup America Partnership, the event is set to focus on the importance of fostering vibrant startup communities throughout the U.S. Iowa and Nebraska have joined nine other startup regions (states), including Arizona, Colorado … read more

5262_144762160e_small February 5, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Washington, D.C. Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation CEO Tom McDonnell will be joined by Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran and others today in Washington, D.C. for the Kansas City, Mo.-based organization's fourth annual State of Entrepreneurship Address. Following the 30-minute address at 11 a.m., a five-person panel at noon is expected address challenges and opportunities in financing new … read more

5031_a5698ef86f_small November 21, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

Washington, D.C. Sen. Jerry Moran used the occasion of Global Entrepreneurship Week last week as an opportunity to take the floor of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday and make another pitch for Startup Act 2.0, a bill he co-sponsored to "address critical needs facing entrepreneurs today." The senator from Kansas opened his pitch, as he has done before, by telling the story of entrepreneurship in his home state. "In Kansas … read more

4504_25b3f7d2ff_small July 24, 2012 by Guest Contributor

Washington, D.C. (Guest post by Terry Roberts.) When I first heard about TechStars hosting an abbreviated version of the 90-day accelerator program, I thought, "Sweet! Tell me more!" Then I saw that it was three days, it would be hosted at Georgetown University, and that it was geared specifically towards Veterans. That's when I felt goose bumps. Before I knew it, I was on a plane to D.C. to attend the first inaugural TechStars Patriot Boot Camp. You see, entrepreneurs are a rare breed who "…(go) to … read more

4429_d47b714bfa_small July 19, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

Washington, D.C. Over the next two days in Washington D.C., Terry Roberts has one goal: build relationships with the staff, mentors and alumni of TechStars, the Boulder, Colo.-based startup accelerator. Roberts, a Columbia, Mo. native and a former active-duty Marine, is part of the accelerator's first Patriot Boot Camp, a "TechStars-like" experience that began Wednesday. "I know it's only three days," Roberts said in a phone interview earlier this month … read more

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