Friday, December 9, 2011

Startup America Announces New Partnership Offerings

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. 
To review the full and official release from the Startup America Partnership, visit their press room. Interested in accessing the free Startup America "growth kit" and gaining access to all of these partner offers? More details can be found on the growth kit website.