The State of Technology-Based Startups in the U.S. Economy

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
1101 K St. NW Suite 610A
Washington, DC 20005

Technology-based startups are key drivers of America’s economic growth because they make outsized contributions to employment, innovation, and productivity. Unfortunately, policymakers tend to focus indiscriminately on helping small business startups without specifically targeting technology-based startups that have high growth potential. Meanwhile, overall rates of entrepreneurship have been falling, so many worry that technology-based startup activity may also be on the decline.

Please join ITIF for the release of a major new report which shows that while there have been economy-wide declines in new business formation, the state of technology-based startup activity has been positive over the past decade. An expert panel will discuss what policymakers can do to support the formation and success of these firms at the national and local levels.

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Robert D. Atkinson
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Moderator, Presenter
Jeff Farrah
Vice President of Government Affairs
National Venture Capital Association (NVCA)
Scott Stern
David Sarnoff Professor of Management of Technology, Professor, Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management
MIT Sloan School of Management
David Thomas
Senior Director of Industry Research and Analysis
John Wu
Economic Analyst
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation