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Small Business Forum

The Atlantic

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM (EST)

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***Early registration for this event is now closed, however we welcome you to join us at the Gallup Building at 8:30am to register on site***

Tuesday, December 11th

9:00 AM – 12:30 PM


Gallup Building

901 F St NW # 400,

Washington, DC 20004


Join The Atlantic on December 11 for a morning of panel discussions, keynotes, and entrepreneur case studies focused on stimulating prosperity in the small business community. The program will showcase successful business owners as a part of a larger conversation on identifying and removing unnecessary regulations, increasing access to capital and facilitating growth in the small business sector.

Program Agenda:

8:30 am             Guest Arrival and Registration

9:00am              Case Study: Alexis Ohanian, Co-founder, Reddit

                           Moderator: Matt Danzico, Technology Reporter, BBC News

9:40 am             Case Study: Nick Friedman, Co-founder & President, College Hunks Hauling Junk

    Moderator: Clive Crook, Senior Editor, The Atlantic

10:05 am           Panel Discussion: Facilitating Prosperity in the Small Business Community

Zoltan Acs, Director, Center for Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, George Mason University

Martin Baily, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

Robb Hilson, Small Business Executive, Bank of America

Karen Kerrigan, President & Chief Executive Officer, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council

Y. Maria Martinez, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Respira Medical

     Moderator: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor-at-Large, The Atlantic

10:55 am            Case Study: Rachael Chong, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Catchafire

     Moderator: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor-at-Large, The Atlantic 

11:20  pm           Case Study: Dave Gilboa, Co-founder & Co-Chief Executive Officer,                       __________________Warby Parker

                           Moderator: Matt Danzico, Technology Reporter, BBC News

11:50  pm           Case Study: Co-foundersSweetgreen

Nicolas Jammet

Jonathan Neman

Nathaniel Ru

     Moderator: Clive Crook, Senior Editor, The Atlantic


Follow @Atlantic_LIVE for programming updates and join the conversation online using #SmallBiz


With Special Thanks to our Underwriters


               Bank of America and The Gallup Organization


Note to Government Employees: In deference to the letter and spirit of applicable ethics regulations, this event is not intended for politically-appointed federal executive branch employees or for state and local government employees.  A description of this event - written for government ethics office review - may be requested by writing Laura at forum@theatlantic.com.

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When & Where

Gallup Building
901 F St NW # 400
Washington, DC 20004

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM (EST)

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