The Conductor is heading to Washington, D.C. to participate in advocacy training workshops and educational meetings with policymakers at the Kauffman Foundation’s Entrepreneurship Advocacy Trip.
The trip, which lasts from April 2-3, is sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation, and is designed to “bring the voice of entrepreneurs to policy debates in Washington, D.C. and to create a platform for entrepreneurs to share their stories with lawmakers,” according to Conductor press release.
During the two-day workshop, leaders at the Conductor and Sarah-Catherine Gutierrez, founder and principal of Aptus Financial, will learn more opportunities for entrepreneurs and how leaders of entrepreneur-focused organizations can interact with federal lawmakers on matters of entrepreneurial policy.
“The Conductor is honored to participate in the Kauffman Foundation’s Entrepreneurship Advocacy Trip,” said Kim Lane, CEO of the Conductor. “Entrepreneurial policy is an extremely important component to building a burgeoning entrepreneurial ecosystem, and it’s crucial that entrepreneurs’ voices are heard. We’re thrilled to make this trip with Sarah-Catherine Gutierrez, a central Arkansas entrepreneur and a member of our newest 10X cohort. It’s a privilege to share the stories of local entrepreneurs with our nation’s policymakers.”
Gutierrez says the trip will be an opportunity to learn how to amplify the voices of small business owners so that they are heard on the national level.
“Big businesses can get their voices heard, but for small businesses, that opportunity is rare, and small businesses are the engine of America. Their voices have unique challenges and opportunities, and need to be heard on the Hill. I’m honored to make this trip with the Conductor, an organization dedicated to growing small businesses into their potential, and I’m grateful to the Kauffman Foundation for making this opportunity possible,” Gutierrez said.