News and Resources from StartupAmerica Partnership

The Startup America Partnership is continuing to offer resources and tools to early stage companies around the nation. Two weekly webinars are regularly attracting startup founders from around the country and valuable mentors.

TODAY they are hosting a virtual Pitch Session (the 7 companies pitching have been selected).  Click here to sign up for this week’s session.  The Pitch Session webinar occurs every Wednesday from Noon to 1:00 pm CST.

Their second weekly webinar, “Ask the VC” happens every Friday from 11:00 am – Noon CST. This week’s Ask the VC virtual round table topic is:  Friends and Family Funding with host expert David Cohen.  Click here to sign up and don’t forget to submit a question.

In an effort to sign up more companies for the Startup America Partnership growth kit, they launched a Master Challenge competition.  You may have seen the TechStars team insulting each other throughout the twittersphere in their race to recruit startups. Brad Feld has made it his goal to beat out all of TechStars together:

“I’m now in a heated match for the number of startups [to sign up]– competing with David Cohen and the other TechStars Managing Directors (David Tisch, Katie Rae, Andy Sack, Nicole Glaros, and Jason Seats.) You wouldn’t want them to show me up, now would you.” – Brad Feld

Check out the Startup America Blog to see who all is competing in the Master Challenge and how to register for your own Growth Kit.