Yesterday, at the White House, the Startup America Partnership convened its board, consisting only of entrepreneurs, and announced partner offerings worth in excess of $475 million designed to help startups successfully scale.
This announcement comes a few months after Startup America initially launched their "Growth Kit" platform, and brings the total partner offerings to a value of approximately $1.2 billion. The new partner offerings are broken into four categories--talent, services, customers, and capital. Some highlights include:
LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network with more than 135 million members worldwide, is offering a donation of up to 100,000 free subscriptions to Startup America Firms – a value of $5 million.
The Resumator, a small business recruiting software platform, is offering Startup America Firms a free 6-month special Startup Plan subscription, for a total value of $12 million.
Accrisoft, a provider of content management solutions to empower businesses to grow and succeed on the Web, is providing 1,000 Startup America Firms with free websites for one full year, for a total value of $1.8 million.
Bigstock, a top destination for affordable royalty-free photos and illustrations, is offering 25 free image credits and 15 percent off image credit packs for all Startup America Firms, for a total value of $2.45 million.
Regus, the world's largest provider of flexible workplaces, is offering 12 month complimentary Regus Businessworld Gold memberships and one month free on full-service and virtual offices (12 month minimum term) to all Startup America Firms.
Shutterstock, a leading global provider of high-quality stock footage, stock photography, vectors and illustrations to professionals around the world, is offering five free image downloads, plus a 15 percent preferred discount to all Startup America Firms, for a value of nearly $2.5 million.
Lendio, an online platform that matches a business owner to dozens of loan options from more than 3,000 lenders nationwide, is offering free premium memberships and discounts on all related products, providing an estimated $54 million in savings to Startup America Firms.
Emma, a Web-based communications service that helps small and midsize businesses manage their email campaigns, newsletters and online surveys, is offering Startup America Firms six months of free service followed by a 20 percent discount for life, plus a free stylish email template, for a value of over $86 million.
Eventbrite, which enables event creation, promotion, registration and ticket sales, will be providing a $100 credit to all Startup America Firms and will syndicate listings of popular Startup-focused events.
Also of Note
It is also worth noting that CED member Square 1 Bank is now an official affiliate partner of the Startup America Partnership.