Tuesday, February 26th
1:00- 2:00: Welcome Lunch and Panel: How to be an advocate
Zaytinya (701 9th Street NW, Washington DC 20001)
4:00- 5:00: Briefing: Technology Works: The Impact of Tech Jobs on the Economy
Engine analyzed Bureau of Labor Statistics data to identify communities around the country that are experiencing pronounced job growth in tech. The results of this study will be presented to Engine members and lawmakers.
Edward Goodmann, Engine Advocacy
Representative Darrell Issa
Representative Jared Polis
5:30- 6:00: Press interviews with Startups
Opportunity for press to interview participating startups.
6:00- 8:00: Demo Day and Reception
Engine members will bring Demo Day to Capitol Hill.
8:30-11:00 Happy Hour and Dinner
Ping Pong Dum Sum (900 7th Street NW, Washington DC 20001)
Wednesday, February 27th
8:00- 12:00: Events at the White House. Closed to press.
12:00- 1:00: Lunch Roundtable: Answering the Talent Problem: Immigration Reform in this Congress
Trying to find great talent is a challenge for startups. We will discuss how addressing immigration in the short term and improving STEM education in the long term can impact the ability for startups to grow and improve the economy.
1:00 - 5:00: Member visits. Closed to press.
Engine members will visit with Members of Congress and their staff from their home state to discuss relevant issues.
5:00- 7:00: Debrief Happy Hour
The Passenger (1021 7th Street, NW, Washington, D.C.)