My past week has been spent getting to know Chicago’s technology scene at Techweek. It was an epic, week-long conference where startups, VCs and technology enthusiasts came together to share ideas and understand how technology can kick-start America’s economy out of recession and into job creation.

I was keen to grab an interview with Aneesh Chopra, US Chief Technology Officer and Associate Director For Technology to ask him what’s going on with Startup America, an initiative set up by the Obama administration to encourage entrepreneurship and about Startup Visa, the petition for a new bill being passed through congress allowing early-stage startup entrepreneurs to grow their companies in the US.