Founding Board

The Startup America Partnership has appointed this group of world-class entrepreneurs to its founding board to offer strategic guidance on bringing the private sector together to provide startups with the resources they need to start and scale their organizations.

Steve Case

Chairman

Steve Case is one of America’s best-known and most accomplished entrepreneurs and philanthropists, and a pioneer in making the Internet part of everyday life. Steve co-...

Scott Case, CEO

CEO of the Startup America Partnership

  Timothy “Scott” Case (no relation to Steve Case) is a technologist, entrepreneur and inventor and was founding CTO of Priceline.com, a startup that reached a billion...

Tory Burch

CEO & CCO, Tory Burch LLC

Tory Burch is CEO and CCO of the global luxury lifestyle brand Tory Burch.  She grew up in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania...

Pamela Contag, Ph.D.

CEO, Cygnet Biofuels

Pamela R. Contag, Ph.D., is currently the CEO of Cygnet Biofuels and the CSO of Origen Therapeutics. Dr. Contag founded four venture-backed start-up companies; Xenogen...

Michael Dell

Chairman of the Board & CEO, Dell Inc.

Michael Dell is the chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Dell, the company he founded with $1000 in 1984 at age 19. Notably quoted as saying...

Raul Fernandez

ObjectVideo, Inc.

Raul Fernandez is Vice Chairman of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, a private partnership which owns the NBA’s Washington Wizards, the NHL’s Washington Capitals...

Reed Hastings

Founder & CEO, Netflix

Reed Hastings has served as our Chief Executive Officer since September 1998 and our Chairman of the Board since inception. Mr. Hastings served as Chief Executive...

Reid Hoffman

Executive Chairman & Co-Founder, LinkedIn

Reid Hoffman is a Partner at Greylock and Co-Founder and Executive Chairman at LinkedIn(NYSE: LNKD). Reid joined Greylock Partners in 2009. His areas of focus include...

Magic Johnson

Founder & CEO, Magic Johnson Enterprise

Today he is Chairman and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises (MJE), which he founded in 1987. MJE provides high quality products and services that focus primarily on...

Nina G. Vaca- Humrichouse

CEO, Pinnacle Technical Resources, Inc.

Nina Vaca founded Pinnacle in 1996 as an information technology services provider to the Fortune 500.  Pinnacle provides IT-enabled solutions in the growing area of...

Lynn Jurich

Co-CEO & Co-Founder, Sunrun, Inc.

Lynn Jurich has a passion for creating simple solutions to difficult problems. She recognized that more people would switch to solar if it didn’t involve high costs and...

Frederick W. Smith

Chairman, President, & CEO, FedEx Corporation

FedEx Corporation, a $39 billion global transportation, business services, and logistics company. Smith is responsible for providing strategic direction for all FedEx...

Kevin Plank

Founder & CEO, Under Armour

As special teams captain for the University of Maryland football team in the summer of 1995, Kevin Plank had the idea for a T-shirt that wicked sweat and kept athletes...