Sending Office: Honorable Ro Khanna
Join roundtable with Venture Capitalists on the state of the American entrepreneurial economy
Weds., Feb. 26
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center – Congressional Meeting Room North (CVC 268)
Please join me at a roundtable discussion about the state of the American entrepreneurial economy from 2:30-3:30PM on Weds., Feb. 26 in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center – Congressional Meeting Room North (CVC 268). From 21st century jobs to climate
change and market competition, entrepreneurial activity affects a broad range of critical policy priorities, often in ways we may not even appreciate. This panel will provide an overview of the mechanics of the startup ecosystem, explore how startups affect
these and other issues, and discuss ways policy can improve these efforts to effect positive change.
Venture capital (VC) investment funds many of the innovative young companies whose success will help determine the future of American technological leadership. For instance, the number of FDA-approved drugs which originated in U.S.-based startups backed
by venture capital exceeds those of all other U.S. companies. But while venture capital has traditionally been thought of as a uniquely American industry, in only two decades U.S. market share of VC investment has fallen from 90 percent to just over 50 percent.
Which countries will lead key races for the next generation of technological progress such as quantum computing, clean energy, next generation biotechnology, or machine learning, are in doubt as never before in the post-World War II economy. And, at the
same time we work to maintain our global leadership position on innovation, we must also focus on expanding economic opportunity and the benefits of innovative entrepreneurship to more communities and regions of the country.
Please join me as we hear from a panel of leading venture capitalists about their views on the state of innovation today, challenges to the model of long-term equity investment, the future of America’s leadership position, and thoughts on how to expand the
impact of startup activity to more Americans. We will also discuss how entrepreneurs are working to solve critical societal challenges such as the climate crisis, cancer and other diseases, and economic dynamism through greater competition.
This panel will be held February 26 in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center – Congressional Meeting Room North (CVC 268) from 2:30-3:30PM. Please RSVP to
firstname.lastname@example.org to attend this important conversation.
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