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Friday, January 18, 2013

CEOs and Executives from Startup Companies Nationwide Offered Advice To Obama

By Susan Duclos

 Via PR Newswire for Journalists:

Silicon Valley Bank, financial partner to innovation companies worldwide, asked startup companies across America: "What piece of advice would you give to President Obama with regards to supporting the innovation economy?"


  • Overhaul Tax System - 28% "Keep it simple" "Focus on ways to stimulate growth" 
  • Build Talent Pool - 18% "Make it easy to hire the best & brightest from around the world"
  • Ease Regulation - 12% "US is the hardest country in the world to do business"
  • Promote Investment - 11% "Make investment in growth companies easier"
  • Champion Innovation - 10% "Make it very, very simple and cheap for the little guy to win!"
  • Give Us Space - 9% "Minimize Federal government involvement" "Leave us alone"
  • Other - 13% "Be more bi-partisan – both the President and Congress" 

View all news related to the results of the Startup Outlook survey at and follow the conversation on Twitter at @SVB_Financial #StartupOutlook.

SOURCE Silicon Valley Bank