Join the SBA Office of Advocacy September 19th in Seattle, WA for a symposium on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — On September 19th join Chief Counsel for Advocacy Winslow Sargeant for a day-long conversation about the role of innovation and entrepreneurship in our economy. This participant-driven symposium titled Small Business and Government: Maximizing Entrepreneurship, Driving Innovation will bring together entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, government officials, angel investors, funding innovators, and academics. Panels throughout the day will focus on optimizing the relationship between small business innovators and government, maximizing the impact of entrepreneurial accelerators, and utilizing emerging capital strategies. Check out the website for the incredible agenda and speaker bios at


WHAT: Small Business and Government: Maximizing Entrepreneurship, Driving Innovation, a day-long conversation about the role of innovation and entrepreneurship in our economy

WHERE: Playhouse/Intiman Theatre at Seattle Center, 201 Mercer Street, Seattle, Washington, 98109

WHEN: Wednesday, September 19,2012 –Registration 8:30 am, Program begins at 9:00 am

WHO: Chief Counsel for Advocacy Winslow Sargeant

  • Keynote address by University of Washington President Michael K. Young
  • Panels moderated by’s Jonathan Sposato and Rebecca Lovell
  • Successful startup Founders and CEOs sharing their experiences
  • Government reps listening to suggestions and offering information on resources available to innovators
  • Academics describing the impact of commercializing innovation and ways to amplify it
  • Entrepreneurial accelerators showcasing what they do and why it works

The event is co-sponsored by the SBA’s Office of Advocacy, the Northwest Entrepreneur Network, the Seattle Center Foundation and Admission is free, but advance registration is required. For more information or to register, please visit

The Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is an independent voice for small business within the federal government.  The presidentially appointed and Senate confirmed Chief Counsel for Advocacy advances the views, concerns, and interests of small business before Congress, the White House, federal agencies, federal courts, and state policymakers. Regional advocates and an office in Washington, D.C., support the Chief Counsel’s efforts. For more information, visit, or call (202) 205-6533.

Contact: Patrick Morris (202) 205-6941, (202) 422-2969 (cell),

SBA Number: 12-12 ADV

SOURCE U.S. Small Business Administration

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