Building a brighter policy future for American entrepreneurs

CAE is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) research, policy, and advocacy organization that works with policymakers in Washington and across the country to achieve a policy environment that promotes new business formation, survival, and growth.

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CAE’s policy agenda to revitalize American entrepreneurship


Commercializing new ideas is the basic craft and contribution of entrepreneurs. Innovation can come from entrepreneurs’ imagination, through experimentation, or as the result of scientific inquiry and discovery.

Whether developing a new product, or developing, marketing, distributing, or delivering existing products in a new way, commercializing new ideas are the essence of innovation, which drives productivity gains and economic growth, and creates jobs, wealth, and opportunity.

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Thank You to Our Corporate Advisory Council Members

  1. Fidelity Investments
  2. Intuit
  3. Facebook
  4. Amazon
  5. gener8tor
  6. google
  7. techstars
  8. onvalley
  9. onvalley