Let's Get National Entrepreneurs' Day Bill Passed By Congress




Let's Get National Entrepreneurs' Day Bill Passed By Congress



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Be a part of history. Help create an official National Entrepreneurs’ Day by asking congress to pass H. Res. 511. #VoteForNed

What is National Entrepreneurs' Day?

We're a country made of entrepreneurs. Men and women who built something from nothing. Created jobs. Made America what it is today. Our present was built by them. Unfortunately, for the first time in 35 years fewer new businesses are being born than are dying. And, even though 43% of all kids in 5th through 12th grade say they want to be an entrepreneur some day, only 7% say they had an experience (a mentor, an internship, or a job) to help them get there. Isn’t it time we honor our entrepreneurs and help aspiring entrepreneurs succeed?” 

National Entrepreneurs' Day celebrates the entrepreneurs who are the foundation of our country. House Resolution 401 aims to make the third Tuesday of every November National Entrepreneurs' Day. We hope to have a bipartisan Senate resolution introduced this year. If the Senate and House both approve resolutions, it will become an official U.S. holiday 

What's been done so far?

National Entrepreneurs’ Day was [started in 2010] by David Hauser and Siamak Taghaddos, co-founders of Grasshopper, the entrepreneur’s phone system, and Amir Tehrani, entrepreneur and co-founder of The Legacy Foundation. To date it's been a Presidential Proclamation every year, supported by the President. Now it's time to make it an official Day. 

Read the full resolution of H.Res 511

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Meet our founders, supporters & congressional co-sponsors



Meet our founders, supporters & congressional co-sponsors

National Entrepreneur's Day Founding Members

David Hauser
Founder, Grasshopper

Siamak Taghaddos
Founder, Grasshopper

Amir Tehrani
Co-founder, The Legacy Foundation

Notable Supporters


Mark Cuban
Owner, Dallas Mavericks

Richard Banfield
Founder, Fresh Tilled Soil

Craig Benson
Former Governor, New Hampshire

Allan Branch
Founder, LessEverything

Steven Bristol
Founder, LessEverything

Jeff Bussgang
General Partner, Flybridge Capital

Jason Calacanis
Founder, Mahalo

Pat Condon
Founder, Rackspace

Devesh Dwivedi
Partner, Idea2Inception

Sean Ellis
Founder, 12in6

Noah Everett
Founder, TwitPic

Mark Fasciano
Founder, Karma411

Jason Fried
Founder, 37Signals

Ishita Gupta
Founder, Fear.less

Cameron Herold
Founder, BackPocket COO

Tobi Lütke
Founder, Shopify

Dan Martell

Eoghan McCabe
CEO, Intercom

Dave McClure
Founder, 500 Startups

Mike McDerment
Founder, FreshBooks

Jonathan Mendez
Founder, Yieldbot


Babak Nivi
Founder, AngelList

Sean Rad
Founder, Tinder

Dharmesh Shah
Founder, HubSpot

Peter Shankman
Founder, Shankminds

Bertrand Soza
Founder, Rêv Worldwide

Suzi Soza
Founder, Verb

Ray Soza
Founder, Rêv Worldwide

Adam Toren

Des Traynor
Founder, Intercom

Lance Walley
Founder, Chargify

Andrew Warner
Founder, Mixergy

Matt Wilson
Founder, Under30CEO

Matt Mullenweg
Founder, WordPress

Leonard Schlesinger
Professor, Harvard Business School

Michael Holthouse
Chairman, Holthouse Foundation for Kids

Dave Morin
Founder, Path

Melinda Emerson
Founder, SmallBizLady

Dave Tate
Founder, Inc

Brad Feld
Founder, Techstars

Arleen Boyd
Founder, AlohaArleen

Ruhani Rabin
SVP of Product, Friendster

Michelle McCullough
Managing Director, StartupPrincess

The Kauffman Foundation
Global Entrepreneurship Week

Original Congressional Co-Sponsors


Rep. Peters

Rep. Kind

Rep. Velazquez

Rep. Brownley

Rep. Hastings

Rep. Cartwright

Rep. Larsen

Rep. Honda

Rep. Takai

Rep. Chu

Rep. Lawrence

Rep. Moulton

Rep. Delbene

Rep. Kuster

Rep. Jackson Lee

Rep. Larsen

Rep. Tim Ryan

Rep. Tonko

Rep. Tsongas

Rep. Vargas

Rep. Hahn

Rep. Susan Davis

Rep. Meng

Rep. Alma Adams

Rep. Hardy

Rep. Hanna

Rep. Curbelo

Rep. Bost

Rep. Joyce

Rep. Knight

Rep. Luetkemeyer

Rep. Marino

Rep. Renacci

Rep. Trent Kelly

Rep. Lamar Smith

Rep. Brooks

Rep. Blackburn

Rep. Cramer

Rep. Buchanan

Rep. Black

Rep. McCaul

Rep. Chris Gibson

Rep. Steve King

Rep. Conaway

Rep. Hensarling

Rep. Brat, Del. Radewagen