You can change things from the top down or the bottom up. Or, if you’re AOL cofounder Steve Case, you can do both.
In the top-down realm, Case is a member of the president’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. He rallied for the JOBS Act, which passed last year and will be opening up new avenues of funding to small businesses and startups. And Case is an advocate of better immigration policies for entrepreneurs.
From the bottom up, Case heads up Revolution and invests in early-stage startups. He’s also the chairman of Startup America, which provides resources to the startups who are trying to improve the world (whether the laws change or not).
Case joined us at our SXSW Startup Celebration sponsored by CEA and .CO. He talked about “the rise of the rest,” the promise of crowdfunding, and why we need to upgrade our immigration policies. Here’s the video.
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