National Entrepreneurship Month, 2011, 68619-68620 [2011-28842]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 214 / Friday, November 4, 2011 / Presidential Documents 68619 Presidential Documents Proclamation 8747 of November 1, 2011 National Entrepreneurship Month, 2011 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation From inventing the traffic light to developing the artificial heart, our Nation’s doers, makers, and entrepreneurs have proven time and again that, in America, it takes only a single good idea and the courage to pursue it to change history. In fulfilling this simple promise, these visionaries play a critical role in sparking new industries, expanding our economy, and generating new job growth across our country. This month, we celebrate the remarkable and everyday successes of our entrepreneurs and innovators, and we reaffirm our commitment to ensuring that our economy remains the engine and the envy of the world. Earlier this year, my Administration launched the Startup America initiative, which accelerates the success of our entrepreneurs by unlocking access to capital, cutting red tape, and expanding mentorship and educational opportunities. The initiative works to improve the climate for all highgrowth companies, and includes specific provisions to bring expertise and services to entrepreneurial scientists, students, immigrants, and veterans. Startup America also coordinates action across the Federal Government to bolster private investment in early-stage companies, helping ensure that our best ideas have a chance to get off the ground and into the marketplace. By making it faster and easier for entrepreneurs to turn new ideas into new businesses and new jobs, we are building an innovation economy that will propel our Nation into the future. emcdonald on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with MISCELLANEOUS To fast-track our startups and enable them to bring products to market more quickly, I signed the America Invents Act in September of this year. This essential legislation will help entrepreneurs and inventors secure a patent three times faster than they can today, drastically cutting the time it takes to roll out novel technologies and products. The Act will also improve the quality of our patents and do more to give entrepreneurs the protection and confidence they need to attract investment, grow their businesses, and hire more workers. We stand at a moment when our Nation’s economy must become more dynamic and flexible than ever before, and these reforms will help us meet this challenge. My Administration is also working to create new opportunities for collaboration within the private sector. Run by and for entrepreneurs, the independent Startup America Partnership has assembled an extensive network of mentors, advisors, investors, and established corporations to share strategic assets with our country’s next great innovators. This movement harnesses the agility, intelligence, and ingenuity that has powered our success for generations and uses it to fuel our growth in rapidly evolving, global markets. The task of making America competitive throughout the 21st century is a job for all of us. By cultivating innovation on our college and university campuses, we can inspire the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders. With the help of experienced entrepreneurs and companies, and through events like Global Entrepreneurship Week, which begins on November 14, we can ensure our startups have access to the resources, connections, and partnerships that will promote their success. To encourage great ideas in all parts of our country, our lending institutions, foundations, and investors VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:49 Nov 03, 2011 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04NOD4.SGM 04NOD4 68620 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 214 / Friday, November 4, 2011 / Presidential Documents can finance vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystems that extend to our rural and underserved communities. By pooling our talents and investing in the creativity and imagination of our people, we can move forward with the spirit of hope and ambition that has defined our past and will drive our Nation in the years to come. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 2011 as National Entrepreneurship Month. I call upon all Americans to commemorate this month with appropriate programs and activities. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand eleven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth. [FR Doc. 2011–28842 Filed 11–3–11; 11:15 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:49 Nov 03, 2011 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04NOD4.SGM 04NOD4 OB#1.EPS</GPH> emcdonald on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with MISCELLANEOUS Billing code 3295–F2–P

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 214 (Friday, November 4, 2011)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 68619-68620]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-28842]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 76 , No. 214 / Friday, November 4, 2011 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 8747 of November 1, 2011

                
National Entrepreneurship Month, 2011

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                From inventing the traffic light to developing the 
                artificial heart, our Nation's doers, makers, and 
                entrepreneurs have proven time and again that, in 
                America, it takes only a single good idea and the 
                courage to pursue it to change history. In fulfilling 
                this simple promise, these visionaries play a critical 
                role in sparking new industries, expanding our economy, 
                and generating new job growth across our country. This 
                month, we celebrate the remarkable and everyday 
                successes of our entrepreneurs and innovators, and we 
                reaffirm our commitment to ensuring that our economy 
                remains the engine and the envy of the world.

                Earlier this year, my Administration launched the 
                Startup America initiative, which accelerates the 
                success of our entrepreneurs by unlocking access to 
                capital, cutting red tape, and expanding mentorship and 
                educational opportunities. The initiative works to 
                improve the climate for all high-growth companies, and 
                includes specific provisions to bring expertise and 
                services to entrepreneurial scientists, students, 
                immigrants, and veterans. Startup America also 
                coordinates action across the Federal Government to 
                bolster private investment in early-stage companies, 
                helping ensure that our best ideas have a chance to get 
                off the ground and into the marketplace. By making it 
                faster and easier for entrepreneurs to turn new ideas 
                into new businesses and new jobs, we are building an 
                innovation economy that will propel our Nation into the 
                future.

                To fast-track our startups and enable them to bring 
                products to market more quickly, I signed the America 
                Invents Act in September of this year. This essential 
                legislation will help entrepreneurs and inventors 
                secure a patent three times faster than they can today, 
                drastically cutting the time it takes to roll out novel 
                technologies and products. The Act will also improve 
                the quality of our patents and do more to give 
                entrepreneurs the protection and confidence they need 
                to attract investment, grow their businesses, and hire 
                more workers. We stand at a moment when our Nation's 
                economy must become more dynamic and flexible than ever 
                before, and these reforms will help us meet this 
                challenge.

                My Administration is also working to create new 
                opportunities for collaboration within the private 
                sector. Run by and for entrepreneurs, the independent 
                Startup America Partnership has assembled an extensive 
                network of mentors, advisors, investors, and 
                established corporations to share strategic assets with 
                our country's next great innovators. This movement 
                harnesses the agility, intelligence, and ingenuity that 
                has powered our success for generations and uses it to 
                fuel our growth in rapidly evolving, global markets.

                The task of making America competitive throughout the 
                21st century is a job for all of us. By cultivating 
                innovation on our college and university campuses, we 
                can inspire the next generation of entrepreneurial 
                leaders. With the help of experienced entrepreneurs and 
                companies, and through events like Global 
                Entrepreneurship Week, which begins on November 14, we 
                can ensure our startups have access to the resources, 
                connections, and partnerships that will promote their 
                success. To encourage great ideas in all parts of our 
                country, our lending institutions, foundations, and 
                investors

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                can finance vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystems that 
                extend to our rural and underserved communities. By 
                pooling our talents and investing in the creativity and 
                imagination of our people, we can move forward with the 
                spirit of hope and ambition that has defined our past 
                and will drive our Nation in the years to come.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim November 2011 as 
                National Entrepreneurship Month. I call upon all 
                Americans to commemorate this month with appropriate 
                programs and activities.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                first day of November, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand eleven, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2011-28842
Filed 11-3-11; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F2-P