Startup America is a White House initiative that was launched in 2011 that’s meant to celebrate, inspire, and accelerate high-growth entrepreneurship throughout the nation.
To further this initiative, an independent alliance of entrepreneurs, corporations, universities, foundations, and other leaders have joined together to fuel innovative, high-growth U.S. startups—that can help the US economy grow.
It’s called the Startup America Partnership. Here are the three main things that they’re focused on;
- Providing valuable resources and connections to help young companies grow
- Supporting regional startup ecosystems throughout the country
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- Recognizing startups as the drivers of our economy and their founders as American heroes
There’s even a cool East vs. West competition that just launched, and it features two friends of mine that also happen to be serious small business powerhouses.
It’s called the Master Challenge Throwdown. Anita Campbell, the CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Small Business Trends is lacing up her boxing gloves, and is entering the ring to face Tim Berry, the founder of Palo Alto Software.
Go to this Northeast Ohio business blog to see what they’re competing for.