Here’s food for thought . . . In life and in politics, both the message and the messenger matter.
Last week, we were in Washington D.C. with 12 CEOs, but this is not your typical group of Silicon Valley executives.
With the solid support of Silicon Valley bank and Virgin America, we brought to D.C. 12 CEOs and founders of Silicon Valley startups.
All in their 20s or early 30s, these CEOs are innovators and entrepreneurs that help fuel America’s innovation economy – in med-tech, clean-tech, high-tech and venture capital.
Most job creation in the United States comes from innovation economy startups. It is no surprise that most of our innovation also comes from startups.
That’s why we invested the week meeting with key members in the House of Representatives, the Senate and the Administration. Focusing on immigration and education, these startups are adding their voices to the national dialogue on immigration reform.
Our twin goal is simple yet significant – we need an education system to grow the best and brightest from around our nation, and an immigration system to attract the best and brightest from around the world.
The message matters – as do the messengers. We believe the voices of these young entrepreneurs will be heard.