Rackspace Salutes Startup America

Filed in by Angela Bartels | April 21, 2011 7:10 am

Authored by Blake Robinson, Rackspace Startup Program. Follow Blake on Twitter[1].

 

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Facebook[3] yesterday played host to President Barack Obama in a town hall interview[4] conducted live through the social network. The “Shared Responsibility and Shared Prosperity”¬†interview focused heavily on the economy and, beyond serving as a watershed moment for social media, could be one of the only times Mark Zuckerberg has been seen wearing a tie.

Following the discussion with President Obama, Startup America Partnership hosted a panel about entrepreneurship and innovation. Startup America announced $400 million of new commitments[5] from companies including Google[6], LinkedIn[7], Microsoft, [8]Intuit[9] and HP[10].

Rackspace respects the importance of bringing startups and businesses together. Our commitment to this cause was the inspiration behind the Rackspace Startup Program[11].

Working with TechStars[12], General Assembly[13] and 500 Startups[14], Rackspace has begun providing cloud computing[15] resources to do our part in fueling the success of startups. Rackspace is committed to helping entrepreneurs drive the next generation of businesses through cloud innovation.

The video below is a recording yesterday’s Startup America panel. Shout out to Spoondate[16] co-founder Raisa Nebie. Spoondate is a part of 500 Startups and Raisa recently presented her company at the 500 Startups Demo Day.

Watch live streaming video[17] from facebookguests[18] at livestream.com
Endnotes:
  1. Follow Blake on Twitter: http://twitter.com/blake
  2. [Image]: http://www.rackspace.com/startup/
  3. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com
  4. town hall interview: http://www.facebook.com/facebooklive?sk=app_127337483972992&app_data=facebookguests:pla_5780e2f8-f017-4ad3-af4c-c3005458f37f
  5. $400 million of new commitments: http://www.startupamericapartnership.org/blog/important-next-step-startup-america-400-million-new-commitments-and-resources-google
  6. Google: http://www.google.com
  7. LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com
  8. Microsoft, : http://www.microsoft.com
  9. Intuit: http://www.intuit.com
  10. HP: http://www.hp.com
  11. Rackspace Startup Program: http://www.rackspace.com/startup
  12. TechStars: http://www.techstars.org
  13. General Assembly: http://www.generalassemb.ly
  14. 500 Startups: http://www.500startups.com
  15. cloud computing: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/what_is_cloud_computing/
  16. Spoondate: http://www.spoondate.com
  17. live streaming video: http://www.livestream.com/?utm_source=lsplayer&utm_medium=embed&utm_campaign=footerlinks
  18. facebookguests: http://www.livestream.com/facebookguests?utm_source=lsplayer&utm_medium=embed&utm_campaign=footerlinks

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