May 19, 2010
You may have seen the petition that has been circulating recently asking President Barack Obama to create a National Entrepreneurs’ Day on March 20th, 2011. The day is an opportunity to recognize America’s rich history of entrepreneurship. We, at TECH cocktail, believe in helping entrepreneurs connect with other entrepreneurs, gain exposure, find mentors, employees, connect with big companies, funding and more. So we did not think twice about signing and tweeting out our support of the campaign.
On May 11th the campaign was launched by David Hauser and Siamak Taghaddos, the co-founders of Grasshopper, a Massachusetts-based virtual phone system for entrepreneurs, looking to get 1,000,000 signatures of support. After one week the petition has over 1,400 Twitter signatures. But what does this really mean? A day for entrepreneurs? We love the idea of focusing on entrepreneurs but feel that a day may not be enough. It’s important that entrepreneurship is recognized as a solution to turn the economy around and help foster growth by reducing the friction traditionally involved in building a new venture and providing more support systems in a variety of ways. Perhaps this effort will serve a function to help raise awareness of these issues. Regardless, you can show your support for the day here: http://www.entrepreneursday.org/techcocktail.
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