Startup Act 2.0 Gaining Endorsements

Mark Marich

Since the House & Senate each passed identical versions of the Startup Act 2.0, the legislation has picked up a growing list of impressive endorsements. Topping the list is tech giant Google.

“As a onetime start-up that now employs thousands of Americans and continues to hire many more each year, we are proud to support Startup Act 2.0,” said former Rep. Susan Molinari, R-NY, Vice President of Public Policy, Google. “Small businesses often use Google to grow, expand and thrive online; and helping these businesses succeed is a key to our success.”

While some are skeptical that legislation can be passed in a typically partisan election year, its sponsors include those from both sides of the political aisle. But politics shouldn’t even be part of the equation said Shawn Osborne of TechAmerica in another endorsement.

“The best way to promote innovation is to clear the way for the main agents of innovation: the entrepreneurs who create new businesses,” said Osborne. “Startup Act 2.0 is smart policy which illustrates that entrepreneurship is not a Republican or Democratic idea. It’s an American idea.”

Endorsements have also emerged from the Consumer Electronics Association, TechAmerica and CONNECT, as well as:

  • CTIA – The Wireless Association
  • NSBA – National Small Business Association
  • ITIF – Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
  • Financial Services Forum
  • TechNet
  • CCIA – Computer and Communications Industry Association
  • ITI – Information Technology Industry Council
  • Silicon Valley Leadership Group
  • CompTIA
  • Compete America
  • Engine Advocacy
  • Angel Capital Association
  • Northern Virginia Technology Council
  • Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
  • Austin Chamber of Commerce
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