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Jason Wiens

Policy Director, Entrepreneurship
Jason Wiens

Jason Wiens is policy director in Entrepreneurship for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, where he leads the Foundation’s strategy to reduce barriers to entrepreneurship by improving public policy. He oversees a national grant portfolio of advocacy projects that educate policymakers about how government can support entrepreneurship and directs the Kauffman-led Start Us Up coalition. His views on entrepreneurship policy have been published in The Wall Street JournalRoll CallThe HillWashington Monthly, and VentureBeat.

Prior to joining the Kauffman Foundation, Wiens spent 10 years on Capitol Hill, where he led bipartisan efforts on entrepreneurship, immigration, and economic mobility in both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate.

Wiens earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science with a minor in sociology from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.