U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra and AOL Co-Founder Steve Case to Host Town Hall Meeting With DC-Area Entrepreneurs

Nov. 17, 2010

Media: Rick Weiss, 202 456-6037, [email protected]

WHO:  U.S. CTO Aneesh Chopra and Steve Case, AOL Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE)

WHAT: Town Hall Meeting with DC-Area Entrepreneurs

WHEN: Friday, Nov. 19, 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 pm EST

WHERE: Local startup HelloWallet, 1101 17th St NW, Suite 1102

(Garage parking next door; nearest Metro station - Farragut North) 

WHY: In recent years, the Washington, DC, area has expanded beyond its political roots to become an entrepreneurial powerhouse. Recognizing the importance of entrepreneurship in maintaining America's leadership and competitiveness around the world, President Obama recently signed a proclamation declaring Friday, Nov. 19, to be the Nation's first National Entrepreneurs' Day, and Nov. 14 - 20 has been declared National Entrepreneurship Week. 

TO REGISTER: Contact Géraldine Le Roux [email protected] 202.558.4354 

Background: Chopra, the Nation's first Chief Technology Officer, will highlight the Obama Administration's initiatives to promote entrepreneurship and high-growth startups.  Case will talk about NACIE and his personal experience witnessing the growth of DC's entrepreneurial ecosystem.  An audience of DC-area entrepreneurs, representing a diverse range of company sizes and sectors, will share their experiences and insights.

Join us for what is sure to be a lively discussion of current entrepreneurial trends and creative policy initiatives-local, national, and global-at this unique event, hosted by two of the Nation's leading supporters of innovation in the public and private sectors. 


Commerce Secretary Gary Locke launched the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship this past summer. The Council advises Secretary Locke and the Obama Administration on key innovation and entrepreneurship issues and supports the President's innovation strategy by helping to develop policies that foster entrepreneurship and identify new ways to take great ideas from the lab to the marketplace to drive economic growth and job creation.

Council members include successful entrepreneurs, investors, and university and non-profit leaders. Co-Chairs are Steve Case, chairman and CEO of Revolution and co-founder of AOL; Mary Sue Coleman, president of the University of Michigan; and Desh Deshpande, chairman of Sparta Group, A123 Systems, and Sycamore Networks. 


OSTP was created by Congress in 1976 to serve as a source of scientific and technological analysis and judgment for the President with respect to major policies, plans, and programs of the federal government. For more information, visit www.ostp.gov  

Phil Larson
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
(202) 456-6043