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Obama Administration to hold Startup America: Reducing Barriers Roundtable at Chatham on April 28

Administration officials will hear from entrepreneurs on ways to reduce barriers, encourage business growth

By: The White House
April 19, 2011

WASHINGTON (April 19, 2011) … As part of the White House’s Startup America initiative, senior Obama Administration officials will visit Pittsburgh to meet with entrepreneurs and hear directly from them on ideas and suggestions for reducing barriers and improving regulations to build a more supportive environment for entrepreneurship and innovation.

Officials attending the event include Assistant Secretary of Commerce John Fernandez, Deputy Director of the US Patent and Trademark Office Teresa Rae and Senior Economist at the Council of Economic Advisors Ronnie Chatterji.

The Startup America initiative will support startups and entrepreneurs, giving them the tools and resources to grow America’s economy and win the future. Using the input from the roundtables and broader public participation, the Administration will produce a report highlighting ideas to streamline and simplify unnecessary barriers to America’s entrepreneurs and innovators.

What: Startup America: Reducing Barriers Roundtable

Where: Chatham University Eddy Theatre

When: 9:00am-12:30pm, April 28, 2011

Entrepreneurs and small business owners interested in attending the events can learn more by emailing reducingbarriers@sba.gov. Anyone unable to attend the Pittsburgh event can submit their ideas for reducing barriers to http://reducingbarriers.ideascale.com. Ideas submitted to the online platform will also be included in the final report.