Presidential Candidate Scorecard
Original Air Date: April 13, 2016
Engine returns to CLBR to discuss its Presidential Candidate Scorecard. Engine is a research foundation and advocacy group that supports the growth of technology entrepreneurship through economic research, policy analysis, and advocacy on local and national issues. In 2013, Michael McGeary joined us to discuss Engine’s Startup Day on Capitol Hill.
Today Engine’s Executive Director Evan Engstrom join us. As Executive Director and formerly, Engine’s first Policy Director, Evan develops Engine’s positions on the key policy issues facing startups and the tech community and manages the organization’s daily operations.
In releasing the scorecard, Engstrom stressed:
Given the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship to our national economy, it is hugely important that the presidential candidates address some of the most pressing issues facing American startups and tech companies. The answers to these issues are not easy, and they will require a nuanced, thoughtful approach. But the results of this report card highlight the lack of understanding and attention being paid to these issues in the 2016 election cycle. There is an opportunity here for candidates to go on the record and champion policies that will help startups grow and thrive.