Startup Washington Joins the Ranks of Startup America Regions
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STARTUP WASHINGTON JOINS THE RANKS OF STARTUP AMERICA REGIONS
New statewide effort hosts launch party at The HUB Seattle
Seattle, WA May 15, 2012– Startup Washington, a statewide effort to support the growth of startups throughout Washington, officially launched in Seattle on Monday at a kickoff party hosted by the co-working space HUB. Startup Washington is the latest Startup Region collaborating with the Startup America Partnership, the national movement focused on providing startups access to the corporations, investors, and services that help young companies grow.
By leveraging the Startup America Partnership’s national network, Washington’s entrepreneurs will gain access to business resources throughout the state and country, enabling them to grow faster, be more competitive and create more jobs. Startup Washington has already amassed a large number of entrepreneurs and resource providers to support entrepreneurs state-wide, and is looking for more!
“This region has an incredible home feel, with truly authentic, open and honest people who are very willing to help each other,” said Donna Harris, Startup America Regional Director. "We are excited to see all of these amazing companies emerging from Washington!"
About the Startup America Partnership
The Startup America Partnership is a growing national movement of thousands of founders, experts and resources providing startups access to the corporations, investors, and services they need to grow. Launched at the White House in early 2011, the Partnership brings together startups and local champions from around the country focused on creating successful networks for young, high-growth companies to thrive. AOL co-founder Steve Case chairs the Partnership and the Kauffman and Case Foundations are its founding partners. American Airlines, American Express OPEN, Dell Inc., Intuit Inc., Microsoft and NYSE Euronext are corporate sponsors. For more information on the Partnership, visit www.s.co and follow us atwww.twitter.com/startupamerica and www.facebook.com/startupamerica.
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