Today President Obama proclaimed that this November is National Entrepreneurship Month, a time when “we celebrate the remarkable and everyday successes of our entrepreneurs and innovators, and we reaffirm our commitment to ensuring our economy remains the engine and the envy of the world.”
We understand that entrepreneurs are responsible for virtually all new job growth across the country. Starting this year, the White House Startup America initiative has accelerated the success of high-growth entrepreneurs by unlocking access to capital, cutting red tape, and expanding mentorship opportunities, complemented by major private sector commitments.
The President’s American Jobs Act will go even further, allowing entrepreneurs to raise capital in innovative ways and using unemployment insurance to turn job-seekers into job-creators. And because we can’t wait for Congress to act, just this past week the President announced new executive actions that will reduce student loan burdens for young entrepreneurs, accelerate cutting-edge research from lab to market, and create a one-stop shop for businesses to access federal resources and boost exports.
One of the most exciting things about working for the White House is getting to engage with so many different entrepreneurs doing so many amazing things. America is teeming with innovative startups – not just in technology, and not just in Silicon Valley. Here is just a small sample of the path-breaking entrepreneurs we’ve gotten to know over the past few months:
Throughout National Entrepreneurship Month, we’ll be posting more stories of American entrepreneurs embracing the unknown, growing innovative companies, and creating jobs all across the country.