Friday, February 18, 2011

The White House's Startup America initiative

Winning the Future with America’s Entrepreneurs
Both the federal government and the private sector have important roles to dramatically increase the prevalence and success of entrepreneurs across the country.
First, the Obama Administration is rolling out a set of entrepreneur-focused policy initiatives in four areas:  (1) increasing access to capital for high-growth startups; (2) increasing access to high-quality mentors for entrepreneurs; (3) accelerating the commercialization of federally funded R&D; and (4) improving the regulatory environment for high-growth firms.  (Read more about the Obama Administration’s commitments to entrepreneurship.) 
At the same time, answering the President’s call to action to promote high-growth entrepreneurship, leaders in the private sector have launched the Startup America Partnership, an independent alliance of the country’s most innovative entrepreneurs, corporations, universities, foundations, and other leaders.  (Read more about the private sector’s commitments to entrepreneurship.)