When startups speak, policymakers listen. 
Engine is supported by hundreds of startups across the U.S.

 

News

On April 26, more than 800 startups, innovators, investors, and entrepreneurial support organizations from all 50 states joined Engine, Y Combinator, and Techstars in sending a message to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai:

Protect Net Neutrality. Don't Leave America's Innovators Behind.

Read the letter here.

 

Research

Engine Foundation conducts original research on high-tech entrepreneurial activity that informs our advocacy, outreach, and communications initiatives.

 

Issues


Talent

Building a pipeline of well-rounded and highly trained individuals is vital to retaining American leadership in technological innovation.

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Data & Security

Considerations about how companies, governments and individuals interact with, build upon, and learn from aggregate data are increasingly important in policy and regulatory discussions.

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Infrastructure

Connecting more Americans to broadband is critical to growing our entrepreneurial economy. As many as 19 million Americans live in areas unserved by broadband internet providers.

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CAPITAL ACCESS

Limited access to capital can be one of the biggest challenges a startup faces. Seed stage venture capital investment in startups has dropped by more than 70 percent since its peak in 2000.

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OPEN INTERNET

Internet-based commerce empowers consumers on every corner to build small businesses, trade in goods and services, and harness previously unattainable educational opportunities.

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IP

Patents were developed to encourage openness in the innovation space and to protect inventors. Startups are increasingly facing legal pressure from “patent trolls”.

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