As the 2016 presidential race transitions to the general election, Entrepreneurs for Hillary, a national group of volunteers committed to mobilizing entrepreneurs and their networks in support of Hillary for America, has secured endorsements from more than a dozen industry-leading entrepreneurs. On the opening night of the Democratic National Convention, these innovators will be featured on the newly launched Entrepreneurs Wall of the Entrepreneurs for Hillary website, discussing why Hillary Clinton is their choice for President of the United States.
The Entrepreneurs Wall highlights leaders in multiple fields, from high tech firms to e-commerce and social ventures. Among those featured are Alexandra Wilkis, co-founder of Gilt Groupe; Robert Rodriguez, award-winning director and founder of Troublemaker Studios; Kimbal Musk, co-founder of Zip2 and Kitchen Community, and board member of Tesla and SpaceX; Nancy Pfund, founder of DBL Partners, one of the largest impact investing venture capital firms; and Chris Larsen, founder of Ripple, the global leader in real-time financial settlement. The full list can be seen at EntrepreneursforHillary.com/Entrepreneurs-Wall.
“Hillary Clinton has been a long-standing friend and advocate for innovators both at home and abroad,” said Nancy Pfund, founder and managing partner of DBL Partners. “Entrepreneurs are chronically busy and may not always follow the political process. Entrepreneurs for Hillary provides a platform which is both informative and collaborative, allowing those interested in entrepreneurship to start to engage in the politics which affect and interest them.”
“Entrepreneurs have the greatest impact when they bring their collective skills to bear on an opportunity,” said Chris Larsen, founder and CEO of Ripple. “I’m proud to support Hillary Clinton for President, and look forward to contributing my ideas to the larger Entrepreneurs for Hillary community.”
Entrepreneurs for Hillary co-founders Laetitia Garriott de Cayeux, Lisa Diaz Nash, Maura O’Neill, Jo Ousterhout and Shelly Porges will be at the Democratic National Convention, building support and spreading awareness of Hillary Clinton’s platform for entrepreneurship as a force for broad-based growth and American leadership on the global stage.
“Propelling economic development in emerging and high-growth sectors is of primary importance amongst entrepreneurs who support Hillary,” said Lisa Diaz Nash, co-founder of Entrepreneurs for Hillary. “We created the Entrepreneurs Wall to showcase some of these entrepreneurs, their impact and why they believe Hillary Clinton is the candidate to create inclusive economic growth in America in the 21st century.”