Chief Counsel & Regional Advocate Participate in High-Tech Roundtable
On August 7, Chief Counsel for Advocacy Winslow Sargeant and Region III Advocate Ngozi Bell visited Teqcorner, a dynamic technology innovation business center in Tyson’s Corner, Virginia that houses and provides services to emerging technology businesses. Its innovative model provides small businesses, technology companies, and startup entrepreneurs with a “community office” approach. It offers flexible short-term lease options, as well as virtual office solutions including concierge services. It also supplies IT, support, and administrative services. The diverse range of businesses that utilize Teqcorner’s services range from one working out of garage and renting a desk there, to established companies with a national presence and a substantial payroll.
At the two-hour roundtable, Sargeant and Bell heard from business owners, investors, and developers associated with the entrepreneurship complex; they discussed business issues, barriers, and enablers from both a regulatory and policy standpoint. Their concerns included health care, access to capital, regulations, government contracting, and interacting with the government on small business issues. As a result of the roundtable, Advocacy learned about some new best practices and gathered helpful input on key business topics.
—Ngozi Bell, Region 3 Advocate