Posted by Shirley Brady on February 1, 2011 04:05 PM
"Our future prosperity in part depends on whether or not we are creating an environment in which folks can test new ideas, bring new products to market, and generate new businesses." So said President Obama at the signing the Small Business Jobs act in September.
Rising to help meet that challenge, some of nation's leading tech brands — Intel, HP, IBM, Google and Facebook — today helped kick off President Obama’s Startup America initiative. The national campaign, which aims to spur startups and innovation in the US, will be led by AOL co-founder Steve Case.
Helping manage the program for the White House: National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling, Council of Economics Advisers Chairman Austan Goolsbee, and SBA (Small Business Administration) head Karen Mills.