President Obama's entrepreneurship campaign is getting a helping hand from the tech industry. AOL co-founder Steve Case will lead the "Startup America Partnership," a drive to increase investments in startups and small businesses, Bloomberg reports. The initiative already has the backing of a number of tech giants: Intel says it will invest $200 million in US tech companies; IBM, HP, and Facebook will fund programs to promote and help entrepreneurs.
Case will be joined by other entrepreneurs, business leaders, and officials—including chief White House economist Austan Goolsbee—at today’s Washington, DC, kickoff, which will be followed by a week of events. (Read more entrepreneurs stories.)