Federal Relations

January 31, 2011

Startup America Partnership

As part of the Obama Administration’s innovation agenda, the White House today announced the launch of the Startup America Partnership, a “public/private effort to promote entrepreneurship with new initiatives to encourage private sector investment in job-creating startups and small firms.”  The 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.” 

The goals of the initiative are expanded commercialization of the results of federally funded research, and a greater number of “high-impact entrepreneurship education programs” at high schools, community colleges, and universities.

White House Website for Startup America