August 4th marked the 4th Annual Startup Day Across America, which focused on the importance of entrepreneurs and startup companies in economic prosperity and advancement of culture and technology. The event both raises awareness of impactful new businesses across the country, and seeks to promote ways of ensuring success for these new companies.
Recently Senators Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.), co-authored an article which was published on the national news and politics website, The Hill. The senators pointed out that startup culture and innovation is no longer limited to hubs like Silicon Valley, but rather are increasingly found in local communities throughout the United States. Among many Michigan and Montana startup companies highlighted, the article also featured Bozeman-based Pulsara and their efforts to improve patient outcomes through simplified communication between EMS and hospital staff.
Senators Daines and Peters also sited that Montana has an exceptionally high rate of new business creation with 540 of every 100,000 residents creating a new business every month, a statistic that is twice as high as the national average. These new businesses, like the ones popping up in Montana, are crucial for not only advancing technology and improving the consumer experience, but also for creating new jobs. In fact, the article sites the Bureau of Labor's statistic that since 1992, small startups have created, on average, 2 million jobs per year, and in 2015 60 percent of total employment growth was from these small companies.
In the article, the senators encouraged their fellow members of congress to support and promote their local startups and small businesses, stating that "Startup companies and their ground-breaking products and services will continue to be a vital part of our country’s economic future. As members of Congress, we must take the lead to support these up-and-coming businesses and encourage our nation’s entrepreneurial spirit to continue to grow."
Pulsara is honored to have been featured, and thanks the senators for their support.