Though new businesses are vital to our country's economic growth, many policymakers may not know about the latest startups in their states and districts.
Startup Week Across America, formerly Startup Day Across America, is an opportunity for senators and representatives to learn more about local startups and discuss the important role entrepreneurs play in our economy.
August 20-24 (Startup Week) isn't the only week to connect with your members of Congress, however, so keep the conversations going year-round to ensure the voices of entrepreneurs are heard.
Contact your legislators to set up a meeting and participate in this bipartisan effort that raises awareness and helps generate support for startup communities across the country:
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After your meeting, let us know who you met with and how it went. Share your photos on social media with #StartupWeek and feel free to tag us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
When making a request for a meeting, ask as far in advance as possible, and be sure to include detailed information, such as:
Follow up, but not too often. When making a request, it's a good idea to ask the scheduler when you should follow up or expect a response.