CHICAGO ( TheStreet) -- We hear plenty of talk about Americans being an entrepreneurial people, but when it comes to actively helping startups succeed, support can be hit or miss. There are public and private resources out there for those who seek help, but many people starting their own business remain isolated from others facing the same challenges.A high-profile recent launch aims to change that. The Startup America Partnership officially kicked off this year at the White House, proof that it's got some heavy hitters in its corner. A joint venture of the Case Foundation, started by America Online ( AOL) co-founder Steve Case, and The Kauffman Foundation, the largest foundation dedicated to entrepreneurship, it hopes to kick-start fledging companies -- and just possibly help rescue the U.S. economy.
|A foundation started by Steve Case, a co-founder of AOL, is a backer of the Startup America Partnership.|