AOL’s Steve Case & Obama launch effort to promote entrepreneurship & innovation
Over the last week, the Obama Administration has taken some extra steps toward demonstrating its commitment to technology and entrepreneurship.
During his State of the Union address, the president pledged to promote innovation by securing broadband access for all Americans via next generation wireless networks. He also reaffirmed his commitment to creating an environment that fosters the success and sustainability of startups and small businesses. And just yesterday, the White House launched it’s StartUp America program with AOL Co-Founder Steve Case as its Chairman. The goal of the partnership is to promote entrepreneurship, innovation and job creation here in the U.S.
StartUp America, a joint venture that includes buy-in from federal agencies like the Small Business Administration, Department of Treasury, Department of Veteran Affairs, the Commerce Department and top administration officials, among others, is, at root
[A] White House initiative to celebrate, inspire, and accelerate high-growth entrepreneurship throughout the nation. This coordinated public/private effort brings together an alliance of the country’s most innovative entrepreneurs, corporations, universities, foundations, and other leaders, working in concert with a wide range of federal agencies to dramatically increase the prevalence and success of America’s entrepreneurs.
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