Welcome! Login | Register

Subscribe Now: Free Daily EBlast

 
 

Sold Out Crowd Welcomes Startup America to RI

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

 

Startup America kicks off in Rhode Island to a sold out event at Aspire Restuarant at the Hotel Providence. The event was co-sponsored by the new Rhode Island Small Business Journal (RISBJ) and GoLocalProv.com.  

More than 250 attended the overflowing event which featured speakers included:

RISBJ Founders

Gil Lantini and Danny Angeli - founders of RISBJ
Mark Hayward - District Director at Rhode Island SBA
John Robitaille - Executive Director at International Center for Entrepreneurship at Johnson & Wales University
James Bennett - Economic Development Director of the City of Providence
Josh Fenton - Founder of GoLocalProv.com
Buddy Cianci - former Mayor of Providence, Author 

Patricia Raskin, of Raskin Resources Productions, Inc. served as MC.

Startup's Goals

• The Startup America Partnership launched in 2011 at the White House as a private organization working to help young companies succeed in order to accelerate job growth in America.

• Today, Startup is celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Startup America Partnership, and the event was one of 15 events that are occurring across the country today as part of our anniversary celebration.

• Startup is focused on a simple premise: young companies that grow create jobs.

Three main goals

o Provide valuable resources and connections to help young companies grow
o Support regional startup ecosystems throughout US
o Recognize startups as drivers of our economy and their founders as American heroes

• The organization has assembled more than $1 Bil worth of commitments from 50+ partners to support the growth of startups in 5 key areas: Expertise, Services, Talent, Customers, and Capital.
• It is led by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs; it continues to work on a regional basis with local entrepreneurs to support and grow startup ecosystems across the country.
• Most recently, it launched our Master Challenge, a nation-wide campaign to engage the most influential leaders in the entrepreneurship community to identify and recruit the best young.

Additionally, today is Washington former Brown University Professor Darrell West hosts a panel of the Startup Board at the Brookings Institute. West is now a Vice President at Brookings Institute.

Steve Case, Founder of AOL and chair of Startup America.

 

 

Related Articles

 

Enjoy this post? Share it with others.

 
Delivered Free Every
Day to Your Inbox
 
:!