Startup of a Startup

Startup America is a new campaign to inspire, and accelerate high-growth entrepreneurship throughout the nation. The Startup America Partnership is a coordinated public/private effort that brings together an alliance of the country’s most innovative entrepreneurs, corporations, universities, foundations, and other leaders, who work in concert with a wide-range of federal agencies to dramatically increase the prevalence and success of American entrepreneurs.

The United States government and the Obama administration held a webcast this morning and announced a new endeavor to jump-start innovation and entrepreneurship: “Startup America Partnership to Foster Innovative, High-Growth Firms in United States”. Some of the issues they will address in this partnership:
Finding capital
Mentoring and counseling
Veteran assistance
And perhaps most importantly:

Not just giving entrepreneurs the tools they need but removing the barriers they encounter and stifle small entrepreneurs.

We heard from policy makers on what they plan to do, but the most significant speakers were the entrepreneurs themselves. They applauded the platform to influence policy on small business and entrepreneurship development. In the coming months, this partnership will host “Empowering Entrepreneurs”, round table discussions in cities across the country on the specific barriers that touch all entrepreneurs.

This endeavor has the opportunity of positively influencing growth and development of entrepreneurship by involving not just government offices, but entrepreneurs. For more information, go to StartupAmerica.org.

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