I met David Calone back when I first started at Techstars. He has been a longtime supporter, mentor, and investor of the Boulder Techstars program for the last 7 years. He’s a friend to investor, entrepreneur, and tech alike, and now he’s running for Congress representing Long Island, NY.
I’m really proud of David, not just for the impact he’s had at Techstars, but he has also been a leader in advocating for federal policies that would support the formation of more early-stage companies – including helping to create the Congressional Caucus on Innovation and Entrepreneurship as well as Start-Up Day Across America. He currently serves as the Board Chair of “Patriot Bootcamp powered by Techstars” – which helps veterans and active duty service members get started as tech entrepreneurs. He also heads the Long Island Emerging Technologies Fund, which helps provide initial funding to early stage technology companies emerging from Long Island’s research labs. Dave has long been involved in public service, including currently serving at the chair of the Suffolk County Planning Commission (where he has been nationally recognized for his regulatory reform work) and previously serving as a federal prosecutor where he helped prosecute cases focusing on international economic crime and terrorism. We need more people like David in DC!
On Friday, June 12th at 4:30, I’m co-hosting a happy hour fundraiser to help David win that Congressional seat. If you’d like to join, tickets are $100 and you can RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, You can also donate to his campaign directly at caloneforcongress.com