The movement to make the U.S. more start-up friendly is diverse and largely uncoordinated. Here are six players who are making a difference.
Joshua Baer is managing director of the Capital Factory in Austin.
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom is opening city databases to entrepreneurs.
Senators Richard Lugar and John Kerry are co-sponsors of entrepreneur-friendly immigration legislation.
Caleb Zigas is executive director of La Cocina, a food-business incubator in San Francisco.
Lisa Patt-McDaniel is director of the Ohio Department of Development, which is working to boost angel investing in the state.