The Startup Act (S. 1965) was introduced in the 112th Congress, which has adjourned.

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The Startup Act

S. 1965: Startup Act of 2011

Summary: A bill to jump-start economic recovery through the formation and growth of new businesses, and for other purposes. (More Info)

The Startup Act (S. 1965) was introduced in the 112th Congress, which has adjourned. It has not yet been reintroduced.

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Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) 11,748 Facebook fans 85 Twitter followers

December 14, 2011 – Regarding the introduction last week of the Startup Act by Sens. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.), the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® issues the following statement, attributable to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO:

“Strategic immigration has long been a key tenet of CEA’s Innovation Movement, through which we promote innovation as a key national priority for America’s economic success.

“We applaud Sens. Moran and Warner for introducing the Startup Act, and in particular the provisions to create a STEM Visa for up to 50,000 immigrants per year who graduate from U.S. institutions ...

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TechAmerica 8,229 Facebook fans

March 15, 2012 - TechAmerica’s President & CEO Shawn Osborne today offered the organization’s support of the Startup Act to Senator Jerry Moran(R-KS) at a meeting of technology leaders at TechAmerica’s headquarters. The legislation, introduced by Senator Moran and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), would break down barriers for entrepreneurs, which is of particular interest to the technology industry that relies heavily on startups formed in basements, dorm rooms and garages.

“The technology industry is built on people who have an idea and make every effort to turn it into an invention that benefits us all,” said TechAmerica President ...

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Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) 72 Facebook fans 665 Twitter followers

12/16/11 - Last week, Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) introduced S. 1965 (the Startup Act). CCIA applauds the bill as a farsighted proposal to unleash the power of U.S. entrepreneurs and harness it for the creation of jobs.

The bill focuses on five principles:

· Reducing regulatory burdens;

· Attracting business investment;

· Accelerating the commercialization of university research;

· Attracting and retaining entrepreneurial talent;

· Encouraging pro-growth state and local policies.

In particular, CCIA commends Sen. Moran and Sen. Warner for their focus on the fourth principle (attracting and retaining entrepreneurial talent) and for including provisions on conditional ...

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