Can the Government Foster Entrepreneurial Ecosystems?
Nov 19, 2010
As the White House celebrates National Entrepreneurs' Day, Aneesh Choprah, the first federal chief technology officer of the United States, examines the government's role as a convener and efforts to work with the private sector to accelerate entrepreneurs and high-growth startups.
This week on the White House blog, we’ve highlighted the Obama Administration’s role in improving entrepreneurs’ access to capital, driving innovation from the lab to the marketplace, empowering vetrepreneurs, and fueling disruptive energy startups. Today, in celebration of the first-ever National Entrepreneurs’ Day, I thought to highlight the emerging role of government as convener to catalyze entirely new ideas and business models. Through competition in prizes and challenges, open data downloads, and participation in voluntary consensus standards activities, entrepreneurs are finding new ways to participate – and succeed in building the industries and jobs of the future.
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