The Startup America Partnership sponsors provide financial support and other strategic resources to help the Partnership maximize the success of America’s entrepreneurs, and ultimately strengthen America’s competitiveness in an increasingly global world.

Founding Sponsors

The Case Foundation

The Case Foundation, created by Steve and Jean Case in 1997, invests in people and ideas that can change the world with the ultimate goal of making giving back a part of everyday life.  We create and support initiatives that that leverage new technologies and entrepreneurial approaches that drive innovation in the social sector and encourage individuals to get involved with the communities and causes they care about.

The Kauffman Foundation

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is a private nonpartisan foundation that works to harness the power of entrepreneurship and innovation to grow economies and improve human welfare.  Through its research and other initiatives, the Kauffman Foundation aims to open young people's eyes to the possibility of entrepreneurship, promote entrepreneurship education, raise awareness of entrepreneurship-friendly policies, and find alternative pathways for the commercialization of new knowledge and technologies.


American Airlines

American Airlines is providing thousands of registered Startup America Firms with access to flights and travel reward opportunities through Business ExtrAA®, American’s business-to-business loyalty program.

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.


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.


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

NYSE Euronext

NYSE Euronext has a commitment to new businesses and innovation, and is uniquely positioned to help connect Startup America members with the community of listed NYSE companies.


Sprint is dedicated to cultivating and supporting entrepreneurship on a local and national scale, from early-stage startups to high growth entrepreneurs.