Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Advisory Committee Seeks Members

The Department of Commerce is seeking applications for members to serve on the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship to advise the Secretary. The Secretary is looking for members who represent diversity in industry, have the right experience, and are located in different geographic areas.

Priority will be given to successful entrepreneurs, innovators, angel investors, venture capitalists, and other experts drawn from non-governmental organizations, foundations, and non-profits that have proven experience in innovation and entrepreneurship.

The Council will identify and recommend solutions to issues critical to help entrepreneurs and firms successfully commercialize new ideas and technologies into high-growth innovation-based businesses.

The November 11th Federal Register, at http://edocket.acess.gpo.gov/2009/E9-27506.htm has more information. Information is available at (202) 482-5336 and applications can be sent electronically to entrepreneurship@doc.gov. Applications must be submitted by November 30th.