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Conference: Startup Government presented by CEA


Friday, May 16, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)

Conference: Startup Government presented by CEA

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The Startup Government Conference will feature  speakers from all levels of government—city to federal—and the startup leaders who work with them. As new technologies and communities arise, startups and technologists will need to work hand in hand with our government entities to ensure success. 


Learn more about why you should be at Startup Government Conference & be sure to check back frequently as we announce more speakers to the lineup!


May 16, 10:00 – 4:30
US Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H ST NW, Washington, DC

With Chris Dorobek of GovLoop as our emcee, we will explore what the public-private process looks like. How can government officials celebrate and foster startups to help our economy? What issues worry startups? Register to join us at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and then continue reading to find out the speakers who will answer these questions and more on Friday, May 16 at Startup Government Day!

10:10 a.m - 10:30 am: Keynote talk by Tim O'Reilly, O'Reilly Media

Tim O'Reilly is the forefront of innovation, tech, and open source data and how they relate to government -- and is considered by many to be the best computer publisher in the world.  You won't want to miss O'Reilly's ponderings on the latest trends and how government agencies, policy, and startups can work together. 

10:30 a.m - 11:30 am: Effective Innovation Policies to Bolster Entrepreneurs & Enable New Markets.

Our speakers will look at the current legislative landscape and discuss what policies can be implemented at the federal level. Moderated by Washington Post’s Brian Fung, our panelists include policy experts who will kick off and set the tone for the day.

Moderator: Brian Fung, The Washington Post
Noah Phillips, Chief Counsel, Senator John Cornyn (R – Tex.)
Doug Rand, Assistant Director for Entrepreneurship, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Paul Nagle,  Commerce Manufacturing and Trade Subcommittee (R – Neb.)

11:30 - 12:05 LUNCH

12:05 - 12:15 Address from Washington, DC Mayor Gray

12:15 - 1:15 pm: Coming to a City Near You? How Startups Choose Where to Expand.

Startups are increasingly examining the regulatory landscape when deciding where to expand next. During this session, we will move away from the federal focus to drill down into what makes one city an attractive market and what discourages entrepreneurs from another city. Our panelists are a cast of experts, startups and officials who tackle these very questions every day.

Moderator: David Zipper, Managing Director, 1776 Ventures
Jennifer Bradley, Fellow and Senior Advisor, The Brookings Institution
Rachel Holt, Regional General Manager, East Coast, Uber
Chris Murphy, Chief of Staff, Office of Washington, DC Mayor Vincent Gray
Brad Hargareves, Founder, General Assembly

1:15 p.m. - 2:15 pm How Cities Can Grow Their Startup Ecosystems.

Expect the speakers to address specific strategies for municipalities to foster and aid entrepreneurs. Topics such as density of resources and attracting capital are sure to come up.

Scott Case, Cofounder & CEO, Main Street Genome
Donna Harris, Cofounder, 1776
Howard Tullman, CEO, 1871
Michael Burcham, CEO, Nashville's Entrepreneurship Center
Trey Bowles, CEO and Cofounder, The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (The DEC)


2:25 - 3:25 pm What Government Agencies Can Learn from Startups.

This is an amazing opportunity to hear directly from all levels of government about how they can partner, use the methodologies, techniques and new products from startups.

Moderator: Brandon Pollak, Director of Global Affairs, 1776
Dan Tangherlini, Administrator, U.S. General Services Administration
Jessica Rosenworcel, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
Cathy Lanier, Chief of Police, Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia
Julie McPherson, ‎Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton

3:25 - 3:55 Fireside chat with Aneesh Chopra interviewed by 1776 Cofounder Evan Burfield.

Chopra will discuss his past experience as the first Chief Technology Officer of the United States and his new book, Innovative State: How New Technologies Can Transform Government, to wrap up some of the key lessons through Startup Government Day!

4:00 Reception

Special thanks to our sponsors!

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When & Where

US Chamber of Commerce
1615 H St NW
Washington, DC 20062

Friday, May 16, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)

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1776 is a global incubator and seed fund that uncovers promising highly-scalable startups focused on solving the world’s most fundamental challenges and helps engineer their success. 1776 focuses on startups in the most broken, entrenched industries and sectors that impact millions of lives every day – specifically education, energy, health and cities. From its headquarters in Washington, D.C., it is sparking a global movement of high-growth startups driving meaningful innovation

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