from ForbesSmall businesses account for nearly two-thirds of net new job creation. And they innovate more than large businesses do, generating 13 times more patents per employee. That’s according to AOL founder Steve Case in a recent interview about “Restarting the US small-business growth engine.”
That’s why Steve Case, the Kauffman Foundation and fellow entrepreneurs like Reid Hoffman of LinkedIn, Reed Hastings of Netflix and others launched Startup America.Startup America’s mission is to build a national network of high growth startup communities so entrepreneurs can support other entrepreneurs — not just in Silicon Valley, but all over the United States.
New businesses are springing up everywhere — from Vermont to Oregon. What Startup America does is build a community of entrepreneurial leaders, founders, investors, mentors and executives to stimulate growth locally. It’s like a creative form of economic gardening.
Each Startup America region has a champion to organize boot camps that teach the stages of entrepreneurship, from idea to launch and beyond. Local experts mentor those starting out – or even …