Engine supports the growth of technology entrepreneurship through economic research, policy analysis, and advocacy on local and national issues.
Founded in 2011 to harness the political power of the startup and tech communities, Engine is a policy, advocacy, and research organization supporting startups as an engine for economic growth. Engine was instrumental in helping to defeat SOPA/PIPA and securing passage of the JOBS Act. Engine Research Foundation is a 501(c)(3) and Engine Advocacy is a 501(c)(4).
We conduct research and advocate on the issues that matter to startups.
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Our work is built on data.
Our Tech Starts report highlights the geographical diversity of startups and their importance to the economy.
Our members — more than 500 and growing daily — are entrepreneurial high-growth businesses, pioneers, innovators, investors, and technologists committed to taking action on policy issues in Washington.
Engine Advocacy was an integral partner in defeating SOPA and PIPA in 2012. Since then, Engine members have met with hundreds of policymakers, in D.C. and around the country, to talk about the laws that impact their business.
“WE ARE ADDRESSING IMPORTANT ISSUES IN THE TECH WORLD BY ENLISTING LEADERS FROM THE COMMUNITIES IN WASHINGTON AND TECHNOLOGY, AND URGING THEM TO WORK TOGETHER.”
- Ron Conway : Engine Advisory Board, Angel Investor & Philanthropist