Today, the Startup America Partnership -- the private-sector alliance launched at the White House on Jan. 31 to celebrate and accelerate entrepreneurship -- announced the appointment of seasoned entrepreneur Timothy "Scott" Case [pictured] as its chief executive officer.
"Whether starting and growing entrepreneurial companies like Priceline, or scaling critically important public-private partnerships like Malaria No More, Scott has demonstrated a unique ability to bring innovative ideas to life," said Steve Case, chairman of the Startup America Partnership. "I can think of no one better suited to lead the Startup America Partnership.”
Scott is currently CEO of Malaria No More, a public-private partnership he helped start in 2006 to end malaria deaths in Africa by 2015, and will remain with the organization as a vice chair. After transitioning his duties, he will start fulltime as CEO of the Startup America Partnership on March 14.
"I’ve been an entrepreneur my entire life, and have helped build hyper-growth companies that transformed the lives of employees, customers and clients," said Scott Case. "I’ve also experienced the challenges entrepreneurs face firsthand as they seek to build great companies. I’m delighted to lead the Startup America Partnership, as I believe driving American entrepreneurship is critical to creating jobs and sustaining our nation's global leadership."
Prior to Malaria No More, Scott was involved in several entrepreneurial startups -- including Priceline, the "name your own price" company that was one of only a handful of startups in U.S. history to reach a billion dollars in annual sales in fewer than than 24 months. As co-founder and chief technology officer, he was responsible for building the technology that enabled Priceline's hyper-growth.
Previously, Scott helped build a portfolio of intellectual property at the Walker Digital Invention Laboratory, and is a named inventor on dozens of U.S. patents. Scott also co-founded Precision Training Software, a software company that developed the world's first PC-based simulated flight instructor and photo-realistic flight simulator.
Scott also serves as the chairman of Network for Good, a national nonprofit that has distributed more than $475 million to 60,000 nonprofits, and provides online fundraising and communications services to more than 5,000 nonprofit organizations.
About the Startup America Partnership
The Startup America Partnership is an alliance of the country’s most innovative entrepreneurs, corporations, universities, foundations and other private-sector leaders working to dramatically increase the prevalence and success of high-growth enterprises in the U.S.
The Partnership was created as an independent, private-sector response to President Obama’s Startup America initiative, a White House campaign to celebrate, inspire and accelerate high-growth entrepreneurship throughout the nation.
AOL co-founder Steve Case chairs the Partnership, and the Kauffman and Case foundations are founding partners, providing initial funding and strategic guidance.
For more information about the Partnership, visit www.startupamericapartnership.org, and follow at www.twitter.com/startupamerica and www.facebook.com/startupamerica.SOURCE: Startup America Partnership
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