March 20, 2015
This Sunday, I’m traveling to Washington, D.C. to meet and educate elected officials and regulators on the booming tech industry. As part of ACT | The App Association’s annual fly-in, I’m joining more than 50 small tech companies from across the country to advocate for an environment that encourages innovation and inspires growth.
Our message is simple. Small companies like MaypopDesigns are creating solutions that are improving lives, creating jobs, and invigorating our economy.
But, policymakers in Washington must understand issues threatening small tech companies to ensure growth continues. The concerns we will raise next week include data privacy and security, internet governance, intellectual property and patent reform, and regulatory obstacles to growth. These are important issues for which the federal government is considering taking action.
I look forward to meeting with my elected officials and others in Washington to educate them about the tech industry so they can make the right decisions about our future. Hopefully, an informed Congress will help entrepreneurs like me continue to flourish.
Last year was my first year attending this event and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I felt that the policy-makers were sincerely interested in what I had to say about these issues. They want to hear from people who are directly affected by the work they do.