In the past few decades, American companies that started in dorm rooms and cubicles and garages and university laboratories have changed the world. We urge our fellow members of Congress to join us on Thursday for Start-Up Day Across America as we meet the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders, innovators, and job creators within each of our communities. Let us celebrate, recognize and encourage those who are building startup companies and capitalizing on that essential innovative entrepreneurial spirit that since our countryís beginning has catalyzed and been intertwined with American progress.
Rep. Jared Polis is a Democrat representing Coloradoís 2nd District.
Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.