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Startup America Partnership

March 09, 2012 13:00 ET

Startup America Welcomes New Sponsor NYSE Euronext and Over Twenty Additional Partners to Help Startups Grow

New National Partner Commitments From American Airlines, Cisco, and Jones Lang LaSalle Announced at Startup America Live

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - Mar 9, 2012) - In the heart of SXSW Interactive's Startup Village, the Startup America Partnership today announced that NYSE Euronext has joined as its latest and final corporate sponsor. Twenty-two new partners have also enlisted to provide valuable services and resources to help young companies grow. This group gathered today at Startup America Live, the Partnership's meeting and studio space at SXSW.

"The Startup America Partnership has proven to be vital to new businesses, entrepreneurship and job creation, and NYSE Euronext welcomes the opportunity to partner with the organization and its members," said Scott Cutler, EVP and Co-Head of the U.S. Listing and Cash Execution, NYSE Euronext. "We share Startup America Partnership's commitment to new businesses and innovation, and we are uniquely positioned to help connect its members with our community of listed companies. In doing so, we are collectively making a positive and lasting contribution to the success of these enterprises, the economy and America's job creation engine."

Starting with the "Celebration of American Startups" at ACL Live Moody Theater on Friday night and continuing for four days in Startup Village, Startup America Live will bring together young companies from across the country for pitch events, contests, media access and more. This exclusive area will consist of:

  • Unique television-styled programming featuring iconic entrepreneurs and new startups.
  • Scheduled "Office Hours" to provide startups direct access to prolific mentors, investors and large companies.
  • Space for startups to recharge their batteries (literally and figuratively) and set up meetings.

For a full list of programming, please visit www.s.co/sxsw

"SXSW Interactive is an incredible event that attracts thousands of amazing young companies every year, and we hope to provide them all with a home base at Startup America Live," said Scott Case, CEO of the Startup America Partnership. "We're incredibly excited to offer startups at SXSW exciting programming and direct access to successful serial entrepreneurs, investors and organizations like our sponsor NYSE Euronext and our new partners."

This latest set of partners provides resources that will prove valuable to any startup, whether they're focused on tech, education, healthcare, manufacturing or any other industry. New partner offerings, accessible only by registered Startup America Firms, include:

Adneedle
Adneedle is a software company that allows companies to run and manage targeted ads across Search, Display, Facebook, Display, Mobile, and Video all from one place. Startup America Firms receive 20% OFF any purchase for the first six months from Adneedle, an estimated value of over $8M.

American Airlines
American Airlines and Business ExtrAA®, a program that rewards companies when their employees fly on American with points that can be redeemed for over 50 unique awards, are offering Startup America Firms 1,000 Business ExtrAA points for joining the program, and an additional 1,000 points after flying at least once. That's enough to redeem for a domestic round-trip ticket!

Application Developers Alliance
The Application Developers Alliance is a services organization for app developers of all kinds, across every platform and language. The Application Developers Alliance proudly offers Startup America firm's employees free individual membership in the Alliance for two years, and a discount in their corporate membership fee.

bosiDNA.com
BOSI matches entrepreneurs with people, strategy and solutions optimized to their Entrepreneurial DNA. Startup America firms have unlimited use of the BOSI Assessment and match engine inside S.co plus 50% off premium membership at bosiDNA.com, a total value of over $10M.

Box
Box provides a secure, scalable content sharing platform that both users and IT love and adopt, including 82% of the Fortune 500. Box is offering three free seats of Box Business, collectively saving Startup America members over $1 million per year, to foster collaboration and help their business grow.

Cisco
Cisco, the leader in network-based integrated collaboration solutions, offers its award-winning WebEx online collaboration beta software to Startup America Firms at no cost. WebEx, a total web conferencing solution, makes the entire collaboration process for start-ups efficient, effortless and productive.

Corporate Creations
Corporate Creations is a leading provider of incorporation and corporate compliance services nationwide. Corporate Creations will provide up to $1 million in services to Startup America firms by waiving the entire service fee, a $190 value, for any basic incorporation or qualification package to the Startup America firms who form or qualify a corporation or limited liability company (LLC).

Dynamic Innovation Group
Dynamic Innovation Group, a leading web and marketing firm with clients (small and large) nationally and a custom hands-on, personal approach, is offering Startup America firms a 15% discount on all services, as well as free website hosting and domain registration for one year (no future obligations) when they work with Dynamic Innovation Group.

InternMatch
InternMatch, the nation's leading platform for companies looking to hire amazing interns, is offering Startup America members 40% off a Campus Hub to source talented students, an estimated value of $500 per Startup America firm.

Jones Lang LaSalle
Jones Lang LaSalle is a leader in commercial real estate, providing our clients with the highest-level talent, leading market intelligence and maximum negotiating leverage. Jones Lang LaSalle is offering free real estate services to high-growth startup companies, including advice regarding location, size, timing and cost avoidance.

LiquidSpace
LiquidSpace is a real-time trusted-sharing marketplace for people to confidently choose a better space to work or meet -- online or from a mobile phone. LiquidSpace, the marketplace for people to choose a better space to work, will provide $100 to all Startup America firms towards a real-time meeting space reservation in co-working venues, executive suites, hotels, libraries, or private offices across the U.S.

MOO.COM
Born out of a love of beautiful, high-quality print, MOO.COM is an innovative online print business committed to combining the values of professional design with the accessibility and reach of the web. MOO.COM is offering 50 complimentary premium business cards to Startup America firms with an estimated value of over $5M.

Olark
Olark live chat service lets you talk to customers on your website. Over 5,000 businesses rely on Olark to win customers over and drive more sales! Olark live chat is offering their Gold plan FREE for 6 months, worth $234 per Startup America firm, so you can quickly learn how your website visitors think and drive more sales.

SEOmoz
SEOmoz offers the web's most popular SEO software, resource, and community. SEOmoz is offering 3 months of SEOmoz PRO free to Startup America companies, an estimated value of $15M.

Shopify
Shopify is an e-commerce platform that allows individuals and businesses to create online stores. Shopify, a leading e-commerce platform for entrepreneurs and SMBs, is offering a 25% discount on any plan to all Startup America firms, for a total value of nearly $8 million.

TriNet
TriNet partners with startups and small businesses to cover the HR function; essentially, delivering an all-in-one solution for benefits, payroll, workers' compensation, and other strategic human capital services. TriNet is waiving the first month of service fees for Startup America firms and also offering a free human capital assessment and compensation study, for an aggregate annual value of more than $20M.

In addition to these national partners, the Partnership brought on seven new affiliate and community partners, including: General Assembly, inovia, MicroVentures, Thorpe North & Western, LLP, The Hub, and Outside GC, who join the ranks of other Startup America affiliates working everyday to help startups succeed. These organizations have also committed to providing unique resource to Startup America Firms.

For more information, and to register as a Startup America Firm today, please visit www.s.co.

About the Startup America Partnership

The Startup America Partnership was launched at the White House in response to President Obama's call to celebrate, inspire, and accelerate high-growth entrepreneurship throughout the nation. The Partnership is bringing together an alliance of major corporations, funders, service providers, mentors and advisors working to dramatically increase the prevalence and success of high-growth enterprises in the U.S. AOL co-founder Steve Case chairs the Partnership and the Kauffman and Case Foundations are founding partners. American Airlines, American Express OPEN, Dell Inc., Intuit Inc., Microsoft and NYSE Euronext are sponsors. The Partnership will identify, measure and report on the effectiveness of cross-sector collaboration in support of entrepreneurial ventures and its effect on job creation and growth. For more information on the Partnership, visit www.s.co and follow us at www.twitter.com/startupamerica and www.facebook.com/startupamerica.

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    Chris Roche
    Startup America Partnership
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