April 21, 2015
It should be no surprise by now that President Obama is not at all opposed to the integration of digital innovation and the federal government. From hosting the first White House Maker Faire last year, to getting involved in a fun BuzzFeed video to promote HealthCare.gov, the President certainly isn’t afraid to move beyond traditional methods and technology to push new initiatives. And, now, it seems that the White House is once again taking a step towards a future, emphasizing technology’s role in furthering our economic and cultural landscape through the announcement of the very first White House Demo Day.
“The first-ever White House Demo Day will bring together entrepreneurs from all walks of life, from all across the country,” writes the description on the White House Demo Day website. “And unlike a private-sector Demo Day, where entrepreneurs show off for funders, ours will ‘demo’ individual success stories, highlighting the individual journeys of a diverse set of entrepreneurs—people whose stories show exactly why we need to grow the pie to make sure there’s opportunity for everyone in our innovation economy.”
From now until the end of the work week (April 24), entrepreneurs and any interested individuals can either apply to participate or recommend someone else to participate in the inaugural White House Demo Day. Aimed at highlighting those individuals and entrepreneurs who are working hard everyday to make sure that starting and running a business remains a dominating feature of the overall American tapestry. Participants to the White House Demo Day will be selected by the U.S. Small Business Administration with the help of other Federal agencies.
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