Our Partners

The Startup America Partnership has brought together some of the country’s most successful organizations to provide valuable deals and resources to young companies with high growth potential.

The following companies have signed on as National Partners:

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.CO Internet

.CO Internet is behind the fast growing .CO domain and has become a successful global domain extensions on the web, with currently over one million web addresses registered. Startup America members receive their own .CO domain name free for a year.

Accrisoft

Accrisoft, a provider of content management solutions to empower businesses to grow and succeed on the Web, is providing 1,000 Startup America members with free websites for one full year.

Acquia

Acquia, the Enterprise guide to Drupal, is offering Startup America members the ability to create rich immersive web experiences with a free “Professional” tier subscription on Drupal Gardens for 1 year and/or a free 3 month “Developer” tier subscription.

Adobe

Adobe is changing the world through digital experiences. Adobe is providing Startup America members with discounts on a group of creative and business tools and solutions.

AH&T Insurance

AH&T Insurance is an insurance brokerage, risk management consulting, employee benefits, surety bond and retirement planning services organization dedicated to providing innovative solutions globally for business and individuals.

AKTA Web Studio

AKTA is an industry leader for product innovation, user experience, and interface design. We specialize in human-centered design across digital platforms including web, mobile, tablet, kiosk, television, and touchscreen.

Alternative Board

Through advisory boards and business coaching, The Alternative Board delivers a results-driven strategic advantage to ensure business owners achieve more profitability, productivity and stay focused on what really matters.

American Express Open

American Express OPEN is the leading payment card issuer for small businesses and startups in the United States and supports business owners with products and services to help them run and grow their businesses.

Bigstock

Bigstock, a top destination for affordable royalty-free photos and illustrations, is offering 25 free image credits and 15% off image credit packs for all Startup America members.

billfaster.com

billfaster.com is a simple online invoicing, expense tracking, and accounting software where no accounting knowledge or software training is needed. Startup America members receive 12 months free of billfaster.com Gold edition.

Biz2Credit

Biz2Credit connects small business owners with lenders and service providers through its safe, efficient, online platform and empowers these companies to grow their enterprises.

BizEquity

BizEquity is a cloud-based platform that helps startup entrepreneurs have a clearer view of their valuation and growth prospectives. Startup America members receive a Free and Discounted Business Valuation from BizEquity.

BizFilings

BizFilings is a full-service, online incorporation service provider, offering small-business owners a fast, easy and economical way to form a corporation, limited liability company (LLC) or other business structure, either online or by phone.

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 to Startup America members to foster collaboration and growth.

CapLinked

CapLinked is an online platform for private companies, investors, and their advisors to network and manage a capital raise or asset. Startup America members receive 3 months FREE of CapLinked's Premium Team Account.

Cigna

Cigna Corporation is a global health service company dedicated to helping people improve their health, well-being and sense of security.

Cisco

The Cisco Entrepreneur Institute is focused on fostering entrepreneurship around the globe.

Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)

CEA, the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $190 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry, is giving qualified Startup America members the opportunity to benefit from the activities of the nation's largest technology trade association.

Cooley LLP

Cooley LLP, a full-service global law firm focused on helping emerging companies grow, has tailored a unique flat fee package that will be available to five Startup America members each month through 2012.

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 members by waiving the entire service fee.

CultureRX

CultureRx is the official provider of the Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE) implementation process in organizations of all sizes. CultureRx is offering two months of free membership to the ROWE Online Support Community to all Startup America members.

D&B

D&B (Dun & Bradstreet) is the world's leading source of commercial information and insight on over 200 million businesses worldwide.

Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp.

This leading provider of business credit & credibility solutions is offering all eligible Startup America members a 10% discount on all new purchases of its annual subscription services that enable businesses to establish, build and manage their business.

Elance

Elance, the world’s leading platform for online employment, is offering Elance service credits to Startup America members.

Emma

Emma, a Web-based communications service that helps small and midsize businesses manage their email campaigns, newsletters and online surveys, is offering Startup America members six months of free service followed by a 20% discount for life.

Ernst & Young

Ernst & Young LLP is very pleased to join Startup America Partnership to help accelerate the growth of high-potential Speedup companies.

Eventbrite

Eventbrite, which enables event creation, promotion, registration and ticket sales, will be providing a $100 credit to all Startup America members and will syndicate listings of popular startup-focused events.

Experian

Experian is a global leader in providing information, analytical tools and marketing services to organizations to help manage the risk and reward of commercial and financial decisions

Facebook

During Facebook’s Startup Days, Facebook hosts local start ups to engage, educate and support young companies as they learn about Facebook technology, build new products and launch social integrations.

FedEx

All Startup America members are eligible for reductions on select FedEx services, including FedEx Express®, FedEx Ground®, and FedEx Office®.

First Data EMPS

First Data EMPS is offering discounts on payment processing solutions including credit and debit acceptance as well as point-of-sale terminals to Startup America members.

FoundersCard

FoundersCard is a first of its kind membership community for leading entrepreneurs and innovators.

Google

Startup America and Google are working together to make Google platforms available for Startup America members getting started.

HP

HP offers discounts on select commercial-grade technology (laptops, tablet PC’s, desktops, workstations, printers, and more) to Startup America members.

IBM

IBM wants to team with entrepreneurs to build a smarter planet. IBM Global Entrepreneur can provide the support and resources to help you change the way the world works.

icanmakeitbetter

icanmakeitbetter.com, a social innovation and market research platform is providing a free one-year license to all Startup America members, for a total value of over $4 million.

IdeaScale

IdeaScale is the leading innovation software solution for idea management and suggestion box software.


IndieGoGo

IndieGoGo (www.indiegogo.com), the world's largest open funding platform, provides Startup America members the opportunity to raise $30 million of funding at a 50% discount on campaign fees.

Intel

Intel Capital will commit $200M of new investment in U.S. companies. Senior Intel leadership will also serve the Startup America Partnership and share best practices from years of successful programs designed to support Intel portfolio companies.

InternMatch

InternMatch helps employers recruit amazing interns. InternMatch, the top national platform for recruiting interns, is offering Startup America members a Campus Hub for branding employment culture and recruiting top intern talent at a 40% discount.

Intuit

Intuit’s commitments include special offers and pricing for the company’s flagship products and services, including QuickBooks Online, Intuit Payroll Services, QuickBooks Merchant Services and Intuit Websites.

Intuit ProAdvisors

Intuit Inc., the leading provider in business and financial management solutions for startups, offers 90 minutes of free QuickBooks, tax or accounting advice from a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor.

IQTalent Partners

IQTalent Partners, an executive search firm with a hands-on, personal approach, is offering free training to Startup America members recruiting their first team, 2 hours of free consultation per quarter to 150 Speedup and Rampup members and more!

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.

LeadMaster

LeadMaster empowers startups and SMB companies with a comprehensive online CRM solution that provides lead management, email marketing, lead nurturing, marketing automation, sales force automation and call center functionality.

LegalZoom

LegalZoom, the nation's leading provider of online legal document services and legal plans, is offering a 10% discount on forming an LLC or corporation and their ten most popular legal forms for free to all Startup America members.

Lendio

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.

LinkedIn

LinkedIn will serve as the platform on which Startup America members can build their identity, grow their networks, and gain insights to help make them more productive, successful, and grow.

LiquidSpace

LiquidSpace is a real-time trusted-sharing marketplace for people to confidently choose a better space to work or meet by the hour or day – online or from a mobile phone.

MeetingBurner

MeetingBurner provides fast and free online meetings and webinars, complete with analytics and autopilot meetings and a 1000 attendee limit. Startup America members receive a 25% discount off MeetingBurner plans.

MEGAstream Media

MEGAstream Media is an online digital marketing solution provider specializing in website design and development, video production and online marketing. MEGAstream Media is providing up to 35% off on various products and services.

Microsoft

Microsoft will offer its BizSpark program, established in 2008, to all qualified software startups in the Startup America Partnership.

MicroVentures

MicroVentures helps startups raise capital through crowdfunding, which gives investors an opportunity to support any company and receive equity in return.

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.

NetSuite

NetSuite, the industry’s leading provider of cloud-based financials / Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software suites, is offering special pricing on NetSuite software.

oDesk

oDesk is the largest and fastest-growing global employment platform, enabling employers to hire, manage, and pay a flexible online workforce.

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.

Palo Alto Software, Inc.

Palo Alto Software Inc., the leader in business planning and small business management solutions, is offering Startup America members three months free service of LivePlan and Email Center Pro, along with a 50% discount on Sales & Marketing Pro.

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

This international law firm is offering eligible participants complimentary access to firm-published insights and analysis of the legal and business issues affecting today's emerging growth companies.

PlanningShop

PlanningShop specializes in practical, hands-on books and resources for entrepreneurship and startups. PlanningShop is offering marketing software & a 40% discount on two books: Bringing the Cloud Down to Earth, Successful Marketing: Secrets & Strategies.

Proforma Global

Proforma Global, a leading provider of print and promotional products, is offering printed materials, promotional products, apparel, website design and visibility and multimedia services at discounted pricing to help companies operate more effectively.

RapLeaf

Rapleaf provides real time demographic data to help Startup America members better understand their users and safely personalize experiences for their customers.

Regus

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 members.

Rocket Lawyer

Rocket Lawyer, a fast growing online legal services provider, is offering Startup America members a $500 discount on a package of essential business contracts.

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 members, an estimated value of $15M.

Shopify

Shopify is an ecommerce platform that allows individuals and businesses to create online stores. Shopify, a leading e-commerce platform for entrepreneurs and SMB’s is offering a 25% discount on any plan to all Startup America members.

Shutterstock

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% preferred discount to all Startup America members.

Silicon Valley Bank

Silicon Valley Bank will create, coordinate, and host a top-tier event that brings entrepreneurs and experts on business growth together.

SmartRecruiters

SmartRecruiters is the free social recruiting platform that makes hiring easy. SmartRecruiters candidate management and smart sourcing technology is entirely free, and as a Startup America member you earn free and discounted postings to major job boards.

Startuphire.com

StartUpHire is the job search engine dedicated to recruiting exceptional talent to promising emerging growth companies.

The Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO)

Through EO and EO’s Accelerator Program, we are building the better entrepreneur by supporting growth at all stages of the entrepreneurial lifecycle.

The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA)

NVCA provides access to StartUpHire.com, a free online jobs board for StartUp America Partnership members.

The Resumator

The Resumator, a small business recruiting software platform, is offering Startup America members a free 6-month special Startup Plan subscription.

ThinkHR

ThinkHR, a leader in providing practical guidance and immediate answers that help businesses resolve complex HR issues, is offering Startup America members a 90-day free trial and a 30% reduced rate for on-demand access to expert HR Advisors and more.

Time Warner Cable Business Class

Time Warner Cable Business Class offers a wide variety of business communication tools for startups tailored to helping companies succeed and grow. Startup America members receive discounts from Time Warner Cable Business Class based on location.

Top Prospect

Top Prospect, a leading social web application that helps companies source great candidates through crowd-sourced social referrals, will waive listing fees for three jobs per month for 6 months for all Startup America members.

TriNet

TriNet partners with startups and small businesses to cover the HR function, delivering an all-in-one solution for benefits, payroll, workers' compensation, and other strategic human capital services.

Turnstone

Turnstone, a Steelcase brand, designs workplace solutions that help create great work environments that are easy to own and exhilarating to use. Turnstone is offering Startup America members free space plan consulting and 18% off their products.

Vistage International

Vistage member CEOs participate in chair-led advisory board peer groups, receive one-to-one coaching, learn from expert speakers, and interact among a global network of CEOs representing a broad range of industries.

Young Entrepreneur Council

The Y.E.C promotes entrepreneurship as a solution to youth unemployment and underemployment and provides its members with access to tools, mentorship, and resources that support each stage of a business's development and growth.

Startup America's Community Partners have deals applicable to our members on a regional, local or niche basis. 

The following companies have signed on as Community Partners:

Campus2Careers

campus2careers helps startups quickly and easily find and hire the best employees for their entry-level jobs and internships. campus2careers is offering Startup America member firms (in Texas) 50% off any of a plan.

General Assembly

General Assembly is a campus for technology, design, and entrepreneurship. General Assembly provides assembly, space, and support to facilitate collaborative practices and learning across a community inspired by the entrepreneurial experiences.

inovia

inovia provides the world’s leading platform for foreign patent filing. inovia, the world’s leading platform for foreign patent filing, is offering Startup America Firms a further 10% discount off its low-cost service fees.

Outside GC

Outside GC is a team of senior business lawyers with substantial in-house experience who provide on-demand corporate counsel services to our clients at a fraction of the cost of either hiring a full-time or executive-level general counsel.

SimpleRelevance

SimpleRelevance makes it incredibly easy for internet-based businesses to send more relevant communication to their users. SimpleRelevance is offering 400,000 free email recommendations to a Startup America member's users.

Thorpe North & Western, LLP

Thorpe North & Western is a boutique intellectual property law firm with a national client base specializing in the procurement of patent and trademark rights. Startup America firms receive free counseling and discounted patent and trademark services.

Startup America's Affiliate Partners are like-minded organizations committed to foster the growth and support of high-growth firms and entrepreneurship.

Acceleprise.VC

Acceleprise is the preeminent community for enterprise technologists. From enterprise tech focused VCs, to customers, and mentors, the accelerator is a hub for enterprise technology activity.

American Association of Community Colleges

American Association for Community Colleges joins partnership to create the Virtual Incubation Network for America's Community Colleges.

Artists & Instigators

"Re-imagined" entrepreneurship engine.

Astia

Providing access to capital, networks, expertise and leadership development for women-led, high growth companies.

Blackstone Launchpad

Blackstone LaunchPads present entrepreneurship as a viable career path for college and graduate students, and alumni, to be expanded to new regions over the next five years.

Citrix Startup Accelerator

The Citrix Startup Accelerator is a new vehicle in early-stage startup investment. We are enterprise focused, customer driven, and very interested in the Mobile Workstyle. We are investing in desktop, mobile, cloud, and collaboration technologies.

DEMO

As commitment to Startup America Partnership, DEMO announces scholarships to encourage more female entrepreneurs to present at future conferences.

Deshpande Foundation

A coalition of organizations, including the Deshpande Foundation, The Idea Village and Tulane University commit to enhance the innovation ecosystem of New Orleans.

Empact100

Empact100 recognizes the top 100 entrepreneurs age 30 or younger who impact our economy and inspires others to join the movement to revitalize our economy by starting a business of their own.

Global Accelerator Network

The Global Accelerator Network (www.joingan.com) consists of over 40 of the highest quality independently owned and operated organizations from around the world that utilize a mentorship-based startup accelerator model.

Global Entrepreneurship Week / USA

Global Entrepreneurship Week / USA is at the forefront of the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.

JumpStart

JumpStart is a nationally-recognized venture development organization located in Cleveland Ohio.

MassChallenge

MassChallenge: $1M annual startup competition and accelerator set to expand its model to support nation's highest growth startups.

MediaCamp

Media Camp, a Turner initiative, is a comprehensive accelerator program that educates entrepreneurs and enables them to build innovative media businesses.

Mid-Atlantic Venture Association

The Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA) represents the full spectrum of private equity and venture capital firms with investment interests in the mid-Atlantic and beyond, entrepreneurs and their strategic partners.

National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship

National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship in partnership with, The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and The American Association of Community Colleges will create a Virtual Incubation Network at America's community colleges

National Chamber Foundation

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Expands Programs for Young Entrepreneurs.

National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA)

Accelerating tomorrow’s student technology companies.

Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship

NFTE Announces New and Expanded Programs Supporting Young Entrepreneurs and Innovative Teaching and Learning Efforts.

NewME Accelerator

residential technology start-up accelerator/incubator for businesses that are led by under-represented minorities in the technology industry

Palindrome Advisors

Palindrome Startups, launched as a commitment to Startup America, will match Palindrome’s Founding Advisors, all experienced executives and proven entrepreneurs, with young companies and first-time entrepreneurs.

RocketSpace

RocketSpace is an all new, all inclusive office environment designed solely for tech and new media companies from 1 to 30 people.

Square 1 Bank

Square 1 Bank specializes in providing financial services to entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. Square 1 Bank helps growing companies and their investors navigate financial obstacles by providing access to funds and expertise.

Startup Genome

Startup Genome's mission is to work with entrepreneurial communities in every city in the world to make the Startup Genome™ a hub for quickly getting access to the richest information and metadata available on any given entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Startup Health

StartUp Health is an initiative to inspire, educate, and provide resources for entrepreneurs to build sustainable health and wellness companies. StartUp Health aims to close the “Health Gap” in the entrepreneurial community.

Startup Weekend

Startup Weekend is an intense weekend where everyone from the most experienced entrepreneurs to aspiring ones can find co-founders, learn new skills, meet great people, validate startup ideas, and possibly even launch a viable venture.

TechStars

TechStars is the #1 startup accelerator in the world. Selectively chosen companies participate in an intensive 3-month program in one of 5 locations (Boston, Boulder, New York City, Seattle, & Cloud in San Antonio) and receive $118k upon acceptance.

The Angel Capital Association (ACA) and Angel Resource Institute (ARI)

The Angel Capital Association (ACA) and Angel Resource Institute (ARI) will work together on two programs: growing the pool of angel capital available for startups and connecting startup entrepreneurs with experienced investors for mentoring.

The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation will fund an initiative that will create a Virtual Incubation Network at America’s community colleges and led by The American Association of Community Colleges.

The Hub

The Hub is a place for purpose-driven people to connect and build solutions for a better world. Members work at The Hub, attend and produce events, run their own bootcamps, access funding and mentorship, source clients and co-conspirators, and much more.

The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT)

The NCWIT Entrepreneurial Alliance will give high-tech companies the research, practices, and community they need to recruit, retain, and promote a gender-diverse technical workforce, right from the start.

The Pearson Foundation

The Pearson Foundation is working with NFTE to build its Digital Teacher Network, a free online community for teacher collaboration and training.

Unreasonable Institute

Unreasonable Institute accelerates Unreasonable entrepreneurs and their ventures. We are solving the world’s biggest problems by arming the entrepreneurs who can take them on with the mentorship, capital, and network to make it happen.

These partners will be working with Startup America Partnership to create a robust entrepreneur membership platform.

BOSI

BOSI is an assessment platform that helps startup founders discover their true entrepreneurial DNA.

Causecast

Causecast will develop tools to connect entrepreneurs - and future entrepreneurs - with resources in their area and to disseminate stories and information.

Gust

Gust offers education and insight about how the startup funding process works. Search for angel investment groups and venture capital funds and apply for funding with the common application accepted by 750+ investment organizations.

LinkedIn

LinkedIn will serve as the platform on which Startup America members can build their identity, grow their networks, and gain insights to help make them more productive, successful, and grow.

Microsoft

Microsoft will offer its BizSpark program, established in 2008, to all qualified software startups in the Startup America Partnership.

Oliver Wyman

Oliver Wyman is a leading global management consulting firm that combines deep industry knowledge with specialized expertise in strategy, operations, risk management, and organization transformation.

Salesforce.com

Salesforce.com will provide products and technology to power the Startup America Partnership community.

On October 25, 2011, the Startup America Partnership launched "Startup America Women," an initiative to rally women's advocacy and membership groups representing women entrepreneurs and business owners to promote the engagement of women-led high growth startups.

The following organizations have signed on as affiliate partners in support of this initiative:

85 Broads

85 Broads is a global women’s network whose mission is to generate exceptional professional and social value for its members. Through their regional network events and online at 85Broads.com, members invest their time, their intellect, and their financial capital in each other’s ideas and businesses.

ACTiVATE

The ACTiVATE® program is a yearlong, applied, entrepreneurship training program focused on teaching women with some technical or business experience to create technology companies based on inventions from the region’s research institutions and federal laboratories.

Activate/Path Forward Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Path Forward Center provides programs, resources, access to technologies, tools and support to help women realize their untapped business potential to start and grow their own businesses.

Anita Borg Institute

The Anita Borg Institute seeks to increase the impact of women on all aspects of technology, and increase the positive impact of technology on the world’s women. ABI has developed tools and programs designed to help industry, academia and government recruit, retain and develop women technology leaders.

ASTIA

Astia is a community of experts committed to building women leaders and accelerating the funding and growth of high-potential, high-growth, women-led startups.

BELLE Capital

BELLE Capital, LP is an early stage angel fund focused on building great companies in MIchigan and other, underserved geographic regions in the Midwest and South. 

Ceres Venture Fund L.P.

 

Ceres Venture Fund L.P. is an established Chicago-based venture capital fund dedicated to funding high growth companies located in the Midwest in their early stages of growth. As growth-oriented investors, the fund seeks to partner with entrepreneurs of proven ability and provide them with the resources needed to achieve extraordinary success.

 

Consulting Concepts & Innovations

Consulting Concepts & Innovations is a management consulting firm specializing in call-center service operations. A woman-owned small business, Consulting Concepts & Innovations helps clients build, change and improve their organizations to achieve sustainable results.

Dell Women's Entrepreneur Network

The Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) event spotlights female entrepreneurial success and creates an atmosphere where women can connect with one another, share best practices, build business opportunities and recognize female influence in business and technology.

Director of the Entrepreneurship Program/Simmons College

Simmons women entrepreneurs make a difference. And their top 25 ranked U.S. graduate program is right there with them, every step of the way. The Simmons College Entrepreneurship program has a mission to educate, connect and advise women as they imagine and develop their ventures whatever the industry or region of the world.

Enterprising Women

Enterprising Women Magazine is a publication that accounts the achievements of community of women, more than 10 million strong and counting, in which each individual is a pioneer, a trailblazer, an innovator, and a visionary. These are today’s women entrepreneurs, and they account for nearly half of all small businesses in America and continue to start businesses in record numbers all over the globe.

Ernst & Young Winning Women

Ernst & Young Entrepreneurial Winning Women Program is a national competition and executive leadership program that identifies a select group of high-potential women entrepreneurs whose businesses show real potential to scale — and then helps them do it.

Femfessionals

Femfessionals is an organization that is fresh with its approach in connecting business women; it is diversely represented and inventive in its resources. Femfessionals is an innovative forum where ambitious women can share their knowledge, and support each other in the business world.

 

Girls in Tech

Girls in Tech is a social network enterprise focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of like-minded, professional, intelligent and influential women in technology. 

Golden Seeds

Golden Seeds is a network of angel investors dedicated to investing in early stage companies founded and/or led by women. Golden Seeds is dedicated to empowering women financially, based on a commitment that diversity in business ownership and management improves corporate performance and creates a stronger economy.

Hot Mommas Project

The Hot Mommas Project is an award-winning social venture that pairs the world’s largest digital case study library of female role models with cutting-edge teaching tools. 

Illuminate Ventures

Illuminate Ventures is an early stage VC firm led by a team of experienced investors with significant operating and investment track records. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, the firm is targeting US-based high growth, capital efficient companies in selected sectors within the high-tech landscape. We work closely with founders to support them in building truly great companies.

Inforum

Unique in the U.S., and one of the largest and most prestigious business forums in the Midwest, Inforum has more than 1,800 members throughout the state of Michigan representing a broad cross-section of the business community. Inforum seeks to strengthen Michigan’s business environment by creating opportunities for women to lead and succeed.

Ladies Who Launch

The nationally acclaimed Ladies Who Launch program has enabled thousands of women across the country to break out of 9-5 and thrive in entrepreneurial enterprises that reflect their true passions, skills, and desires. 

National Association of Women's Business Owners (NAWBO)

The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is the unified voice of America's more than 10 million women-owned businesses representing the fastest growing segment of the economy.   

National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT)

NCWIT is the National Center for Women & Information Technology, a coalition that works to increase diversity in IT and computing. NCWIT believes that greater diversity will create a larger and more competitive workforce, and promote the design of technology that is as broad and innovative as the population it serves.

Phenomenelle Angels

Phenomenelle Angels Fund I, LP is an early stage fund that invests in women and minority owned or managed businesses in Wisconsin and the Midwest.

Pipeline Fellowship

The Pipeline Fellowship trains women philanthropists to become angel investors through education, mentoring, and practice.  Fellows commit to invest in a woman-led for-profit social venture in exchange for equity and a board seat at the end of the training. The Pipeline Fellowship aims to diversify the investor pool and connect women social entrepreneurs with investors who get them.

Project Eve

Project Eve is a new social network supporting, promoting and connecting female entrepreneurs and small business owners. Our community is a supportive place where members can ask questions, get answers, share experiences and demonstrate their expertise while gaining the information, resources, and connections to start and grow their own businesses.   

RampCorp

Texas State University RampCorp brings “The Ramps™” to cities across Texas. They recruit up to 30 current and future entrepreneurs per city to launch companies with guidance from seasoned entrepreneurs, business leaders and investors.

Sharp Skirts

Sharp Skirts is a community for women entrepreneurs that provides knowledge about business building, connecting women with know-how to women who need to know. 

SheEOs

SheEOs is a Boston-based group of women entrepreneurs and CEOs

Smart Girls Way

Smart Girls Way is a social-venture dedicated to empowering women entrepreneurs to create significant economic breakthroughs for themselves, their communities and the next economy. Smart Girls Way believes a world with more women leaders in real positions of influence will be a better world, and that entrepreneurship is the fastest, most direct and interesting path to that leadership position.

Springboard Enterprises

Venture-catalyst Springboard Enterprises is the premier platform where entrepreneurs, investors, and industry experts meet to build great women-led businesses. Springboard educates, sources, coaches, showcases and supports high growth companies seeking equity capital for expansion.

StartUpChicks

StartUpChicks strives to Connect and build a world-wide community of like-minded female founders. StartUpChicks educates, coaches, and mentors entrepreneurs to help accelerate their businesses. All while Inspiring aspiring female entrepreneurs to take the leap.

The Daily Muse

The Daily Muse is an online source of information and database of job opportunities for up and coming female entrepreneurs.  

The Women's Venture Capital Fund

The Women’s Venture Capital Fund invests in high potential women entrepreneurs with big ideas that make a difference.   We invest in digital media and sustainable product and service companies that have achieved market traction, are relatively capital efficient, and have strong potential to scale to become attractive strategic acquisitions

Tory Burch

Tory Burch is an attainable, luxury lifestyle brand defined by classic American sportswear with an eclectic sensibility. It embodies the personal style and spirit of its CEO, Tory Burch.

WEST Advancing Women in Science and Technology

The WEST organization provides a forum for women in science and technology industries to network  and share information about career advancement and skill development.  Uniquely tied to this highly educated, influential community, the WEST leadership has long provided a supportive environment for mid-career women in these vital sectors, allowing them a unique opportunity to acquire the skills necessary to become business leaders in their fields.

Women 2.0

Women 2.0 is a emerging global media company for aspiring and current female entrepreneurs to launch successful scalable, innovative ventures. Women 2.0 is a global network and social platform for influencers that drive trends and decisions — as startup founders and as consumers.

Women Entrepreneurs Organization

Women Entrepreneurs Organization of Vancouver, Washington is a warm and wonderful group of Women Business Owners that meet the third Wednesday of each month at the Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, Washington to share Knowledge, to Network and to Support one another in our business endeavors.

Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP)

Women Impacting Public Policy, Inc. (WIPP) is a national nonpartisan public policy organization that advocates for and on behalf of women-owned businesses in the legislative processes of our nation, creating economic opportunities and building bridges and alliances to other business organizations. 

Women In Bio

Women In Bio was established in 2001 to help women entrepreneurs and executives in the Baltimore-Washington-Northern Virginia area build successful bioscience-related businesses. Today, WIB aims to serve all women in the bioscience industry.

Women Presidents' Organization

The Women Presidents' Organization is a non-profit membership organization for women presidents of multimillion-dollar companies. Members of the WPO take part in professionally-facilitated peer advisory groups in order to bring the 'genius out of the group' and accelerate the growth of their businesses.

Women's Business Development Center (WBDC)

The Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) has helped prospective and established women business owners achieve economic independence through entrepreneurship. From workshops and seminars to business coaching and financial assistance, the WBDC guides women to business and economic success. 

Women's Business Enterprise Council

The Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), founded in 1997, is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned controlled, and operated by women in the United States. WBENC, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit, partners with 14 Regional Partner Organizations to provide its national standard of certification to women-owned businesses throughout the country.

Women's Entrepreneurial Council

The Women’s Entrepreneurial Council is a “super” organization created to align the many groups that support women entrepreneurs. The WEC mission is to create a powerful, connected ecosystem for entrepreneurial women. By facilitating communication, coordination and collaboration among the many groups and academic institutions that support women as entrepreneurs in New England, WEC’s goal is to ensure that women entrepreneurs have the resources and support that they need to create, launch and build their businesses, regardless of scale.

Women's Leadership Exchange

Women's Leadership Exchange® (WLE) is a social entrepreneurship organization founded by and for successful businesswomen. Recognizing the unique challenges facing women in business – whether they are leading their own companies or are leaders in the corporate, government or not-for-profit sectors, WLE offers a program that helps them fill the information gap and provides a venue for building connections that will facilitate their success in business and in life.