What is National Entrepreneurs' Day?

What is National Entrepreneurs' Day?

National Entrepreneurs’ Day (NED) is an effort to create a national public observance day to celebrate entrepreneurs in all their forms, and the important role they have played and will continue to play in building America and creating new opportunities. NED will also help draw attention to barriers to entrepreneurship, both local and national, to improve chances of success. The holiday would fall on the third Tuesday of November each year, coinciding with Global Entrepreneurship Week.

NED was started in 2010 by David Hauser and Siamak Taghaddos, co founders of Grasshopper, the entrepreneur’s phone system, and Amir Tehrani, entrepreneur and co founder of The Legacy Foundation. The group successfully petitioned President Obama to proclaim National Entrepreneurs’ Day as a holiday in 2010 and each year since.

This year, H. Res. 511 has been introduced in Congress, a resolution celebrating America’s entrepreneurs with the designation of the third Tuesday in November as National Entrepreneurs’ Day.

We’re looking to build a national coalition of support for this initiative. Currently, we have 47 cosponsors on H. Res. 511, and we hope to have a Senate resolution introduced soon.

When is National Entrepreneurs' Day?

As mentioned above, National Entrepreneurs’ Day will be on the third Tuesday of November each year. National Entrepreneurs’ Day will be on November 17th, 2015 this year.

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