Standing Up For All of Us Under 30
Later today, our media team is headed to the White House to join over 100 of America’s top young entrepreneurs for the launch of the OUR TIME.org “Buy Young” Initiative. We’ll hear from companies across all sectors and industries like Living Social, Gilt, WordPress, CollegeHumor as they discuss how to overcome major issues facing young entrepreneurs.
“Buy Young” encourages Americans to support companies and organizations founded by entrepreneurs under 30 by offering exclusive discounts to their more than 300,000 members. The launch will include events throughout the day on Capitol Hill, at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and ending with an Interactive Session with “Buy Young” Entrepreneurs (watch the live stream below) at the White House.
We are excited to hear more from these young, self-made leaders who are collectively responsible for creating 7,000 America jobs. The goal, as always, is to make it easier for entrepreneurs to be successful in creating high growth startups that will lead to more jobs and a new landscape of business in America.
Our team will be interviewing these entrepreneurs throughout the White House event. We’ll find out about the influential people in their lives, the challenges and barriers they face and of course we’re hoping to hear some great advice for other young entrepreneurs. And yes, we’ll share, so check for photos and video on our Facebook Page. We will also be live-tweeting the event on Twitter using the hashtag #BuyYoung. So be sure to follow us @startupamerica! To connect with the businesses and young entrepreneurs attending the briefing follow our participant Twitter List.
Live Stream begins at 4:30PM ET
“Our generation's entrepreneurial abilities…are one of America's greatest untapped resources”. - Matthew Segal, OUR TIME Co-founder