New Infographic Suggests Ways To Improve White House Innovation Policy

By Dave Hahn

Dave Hahn is the Director of Communications for Meeting of the Minds. He leads the organization's online and offline communications strategy.

Jan 31, 2013 | Announcements | 0 comments

A new infographic from Silicon Valley Bank asks, “What piece of advice would you give to President Obama with regards to supporting the innovation economy?”

The graphic is part of the first data release from SVP’s Startup Outlook 2013 report. Find the full press release here.

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About Startup Outlook

Knowing the significance of innovation startups on the prospects for growth in the US economy, we started asking leaders of startup companies about four years ago how their businesses are performing, whether they are hiring and which policies will continue to enable their growth. We call it the Startup Outlook survey, and have found it very helpful in engaging policy and business influencers in productive conversations about supporting high growth companies in the innovation sector.

This year, more than 750 startup executives responded to our survey from companies nationwide. We will release the initial report in a few weeks, and will be combing through the data and releasing deeper insights into particular issues over the course of the next few months.

In light of the presidential inauguration, however, we looked at responses to one particular question first: “What piece of advice would you give to President Obama with regards to supporting the innovation economy?” It turns out, simplifying taxes and focusing on building a strong talent pool made up nearly half of all responses, which came from 600 comments by CEOs and executives of startup companies across the country.

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