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Startup America is calling all Entrepreneurs to Job Creation
You're a tireless Entrebreneur working long hard hours - you need cash to hire key hackers to finish your
code and launch your awesome dream - If that sounds like you, then you should jump on this opportunity to
get seed money for your Startup.
The White House-led Startup America
campaign, which launched recently, and IBM will ensure access to capital for high-growth startups
throughout the country, expand entrepreneurship education and mentorship programs that empower more
Americans not just to get jobs, but to create jobs.
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Removing the barriers to high-growth startups
The new Obama Entrepreneur program aims to strengthen commercialization of the $147 billion in annual,
federally-funded research and development, which can generate innovative startups and entirely new
industries. Its goal is to identify and remove unnecessary barriers to high-growth startups, both within
government and large corporations. Here's a video of Steve Case, Chairman of the Startup America Partnership,
introducings the new Entrepreneur program.
IBM also announced that it is collaborate with the White House Startup America program and will invest $150
million in 2011 to fund programs that promote entrepreneurs and new business opportunities in the United
States. The announcement was made as part of the White House-led Startup America campaign.
IBM's Entrepreneur Program
Since launching the IBM Global Entrepreneur initiative last year, IBM has helped launch more than 500 new
businesses in key areas such as green energy, health care and transportation. Here's the SmartCamp schedule for 2011.
Among the new American start-ups working with IBM are the following graduates from the IBM SmartCamp
A San Francisco-based company that uses the latest sensor technology to help citizens find inexpensive
parking quickly, while helping cities to manage their parking resources more efficiently.
The 2010 IBM Global Entrepreneur of the year
A Boston-based company that identifies counterfeit medicine in emerging countries using cell phone
technology at point of purchase to validate genuine drugs.
IBM SmartCamp winner in Boston
A Florida-based cloud computing software and services company that streamlines the financial,
administrative and clinical functions of a medical practice.
IBM SmartCamp winner co-winner in Silicon Valley
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