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Support for Startup America

We work closely with Startup America to accelerate the growth of high-potential “speedup” entrepreneurial companies. Learn more.

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Inspiring and accelerating high-growth entrepreneurship
The Startup America Partnership supports a national network of startup communities dedicated to advancing the success of American startups. Hundreds of passionate founders, entrepreneurial leaders, investors, mentors and executives are working together to strengthen their local communities and help young companies grow.

The Partnership is an independent, private-sector response to President Obama’s January 2011 Startup America initiative.

Our perspective and support
Ernst & Young LLP works closely with Startup America to accelerate the growth of high-potential "speedup" entrepreneurial companies. Leveraging our more than 30 years dedicated to the entrepreneurial market and the 27 years that we have been running Entrepreneur Of The Year, we’ve worked with tens of thousands of entrepreneurial businesses.

We have used the knowledge that we built up over the years to analyze why some companies rise to the top.

We offer knowledge and support to the Startup America community in the following ways:

  • Exceptional Enterprise Diagnostic
    We use this diagnostic to work with companies and take them through the three growth stages that companies go through to achieve market leadership. The model highlights the six business challenges a fast-growth business needs to address and how they change over time.
  • EY Entrepreneur Of The YearTM
    Recognized as one of the most prestigious business award programs in the country, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program celebrates and connects the country’s most innovative business leaders.
  • EY Entrepreneurial Winning WomenTM
    The 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.
  • Access to a global network
    The network of global industry insights, thought leadership, webcasts, events and resources combined with the knowledge of our own professionals, offers young companies unique and deep perspective on charting their course in a changing economy.

Learn more and get involved in Startup America.
Learn more and apply to be an Entrepreneur Of The Year.
Learn more and apply to be an Entrepreneurial Winning Woman.