Moving Politics to the Web: How Technology Can Change Politics
Feb
18
6:00 PM18:00

Moving Politics to the Web: How Technology Can Change Politics

Can technology be used to fix politics or are we doomed to #Fail

Join us February 18th as we host Daily Show Star Ann Ravel, Chair of the Federal Elections Commission and Chris Kelly former Chief Privacy Officer of Facebook, entrepreneur, and former candidate for Attorney General of Calfornia.

It's a conversation about technology, elections, and money. From startups to civic techies, learn about opportunities to change the world of politics.

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Cannabis Innovation & Regulation
Oct
28
6:00 PM18:00

Cannabis Innovation & Regulation

Cannabis may not be legal nationally, but the startup space is blowing up (see how we did that?). So what's the legal future of cannabis and for the startups navigating the space?

Join us on October 28th as we explore the risks, rewards, and obstacles of innovating in a black market moving quickly into shades of white. 

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#Stay Calm & Drone on! Building the Drone Economy
Jul
30
6:00 PM18:00

#Stay Calm & Drone on! Building the Drone Economy

Welcome to Startup Policy Lab’s The Policy Series, sponsored by Runway.

Join us for an stellar panel with thought leaders defining the drone industry.

Who doesn't want a drone delivered burrito? But who's going to set up the air traffic control as thousands of drones fly around? Drones are awesome, but government can't be dismissed: Join us as we talk policy, technology, and innovation in the World of Drones!

Topics for the night include:

  • FAA - friend or foe?
  • Navigating regulations - all you need to know about the upcoming federal, state, and local regulations (will you need a license to fly?).
  • Why government is needed - drones mean things are flying around, how can the government create the ecosystem to support innovation and safety?
  • Investing - what are the unique challenges

 

Appetizers and libations will be provided.

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The Policy Series featuring Travis LeBlanc, Chief of the Bureau of Enforcement, FCC
Jul
2
6:30 PM18:30

The Policy Series featuring Travis LeBlanc, Chief of the Bureau of Enforcement, FCC

Welcome to Startup Policy Lab’s The Policy Series, sponsored by Runway.

Join us for an exclusive fireside chat and Q&A with Traivs LeBlanc, Chief of the Bureau of Enforcement, Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

It's an exciting time to talk to the FCC. Innovation and regulators are running into each other everywhere: Net Neutrality, mobile payments, and massive changes in the telecom industry. Join us as DC comes to San Francisco to talk policy, technology, and innovation.

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Transitioning from Public to Private: A Startup Policy Lab Conversation
Jun
23
6:30 PM18:30

Transitioning from Public to Private: A Startup Policy Lab Conversation

Join us for our NYC Chapter Launch, hosted by Techstars.

 

For our first event, we will be talking about what it's like to go from the Hill✈️ Valley/Alley. Hear from three superstar government technologists from Microsoft, General Assembly and Pivot Desk, who have made the transition from public to private and learn why they made the transition, what's changed for them and if they would do it again.   

 

David Plouffe, former Obama advisor, made waves when he joined Uber during a tumultuous period in the company's relationships with regulators and policymakers. Lots of startup and technology companies have been hiring former government employees to communicate their messages better and drive new waves of business development. Learn why they do it and why startups need these guys more now than ever. 

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Jun
17
6:00 PM18:00

Startup Policy Lab Monthly Happy Hour!

Startups | Policy | Tech | Community | Cocktails

Are you an entrepreneur who wants to talk to people who understand what is going on in DC? Are you a policy wonk who wants to dip their toe in the startup community? Are you neither and just want to talk to some cool super smart people? 

Come and sip some beer or wine and plug in the startup and policy communities at the Startup Policy Lab monthly Happy Hour!

Join us the third Wednesday of each month at 6:00 PM at The Market

Welcoming entrepreneurs, policy wonks, lawyers, aficionados, and enthusiasts. 

Startup Policy Lab brings public policy directly to the startup community and empowers individuals to participate and engage. Our events focus on education and to gather people together that are interested in discussing, sharing, educating, and building a community around policy issues critical to startups and early stage companies. 

Who: You! 

When: June 17th, 6-8PM

Where: Back bar of The Market in San Francisco

Stay up to date and get early announcements with our weekly newsletter: This Week in Startup Policy News!  

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