Startup America is a White House initiative that was launched to celebrate, inspire, and accelerate high-growth entrepreneurship throughout the nation.
Startups are engines of job creation. Entrepreneurs intent on growing their businesses create the lion’s share of new jobs, in every part of the country and in every industry. And it is entrepreneurs in clean energy, medicine, advanced manufacturing, information technology, and other innovative fields who will build the new industries of the 21st century, and solve some of our toughest global challenges.
In January 2011, President Obama called on both the federal government and the private sector to dramatically increase the prevalence and success of entrepreneurs across the country.
Since launch, the Obama Administration rolled out a set of entrepreneur-focused policy initiatives in five areas:
- Unlocking access to capital to fuel startup growth
- Connecting mentors and education to entrepreneurs
- Reducing barriers and making government work for entrepreneurs
- Accelerating innovation from “lab to market” for breakthrough technologies
- Unleashing market opportunities in industries like healthcare, clean energy, and education
Leaders in the private sector launched the Startup America Partnership, an independent alliance of entrepreneurs, corporations, universities, foundations, and other leaders, joining together to fuel innovative, high-growth U.S. startups. In short order, the Partnership has mobilized well over $1 billion in business services available through a national network, designed to serve as many as 100,000 startups over the next few years.
3 Day Startups Events
The idea of 3 Day Startup is simple: start a technology company over the course of three days. We rent work space for an entire weekend, recruit 40 students with a wide range of backgrounds, cater food and drinks, invite top-notch entrepreneurs and investors, pick the best idea for a software startup during the Friday brainstorming session, and release a minimal prototype by Sunday night. The goal is to build enough momentum among a network of motivated people to sustain the company beyond the weekend.
Participants: Passionate students with an entrepreneurial drive, including Computer Science (PhD, MS, undergraduate), MBAs, law students, graphic designers, PR, business undergraduates, etc.
March 16 – 18, 2012
Santa Fe CIED (Center for Innovation and Economic Development)
Gainesville, FL http://www.s.co/event/3-day-startup-gainesville
March 16- 18th 2012
International Business School
Waltham, MA http://www.s.co/event/3-day-startup-brandeis-university
March 23 – 25, 2012
Miller Hall, School of Communication
The Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL http://www.s.co/event/3-day-startup-florida-state-university
March 30, 2012 – April 1, 2012
Austin Technology Incubator
3925 West Braker Lane
Austin, TX http://www.s.co/event/3-day-startup-austin
Apr. 6 – 8, 2012
Duncan Hall at Rice University
Houston, TX http://www.s.co/event/3-day-startup-rice-university
April 13- 15, 2012
Homeaway World Headquarters
1011 West 5th Street
Austin, TX http://www.s.co/event/3-day-startup-homeaway
April 13- 15, 2012
Duke and University of North Carolina
Durham, NC http://www.s.co/event/3-day-startup-triangle-duke-and-university-north-carolina
April 20-22, 2012
Hive at 55, 55 Broad Street
New York City, NY http://www.s.co/event/3-day-startup-nyc
April 28- 30, 2012
The Green House
685 Auahi St
Honolulu, HI http://www.s.co/event/startup-weekend-honolulu-green-house
May 4- 6, 2012
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI http://www.s.co/event/3-day-startup-university-wisconsin-madison