Startup America Partnership Names Scott Case
founder of Priceline to Lead Private Sector Effort to Accelerate High -Growth
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February 17, 2011 10:36 AM Eastern Time
WASHINGTON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The Startup America Partnership, the private sector alliance
launched at the White House on January 31s t to celebrate and accelerate entrepreneurship, announced the
appointment of Timothy “Scott” Case as 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
Scott is currently CEO of Malaria No More (www.MalariaNoMore.org), 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 full time 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 US history to reach a billion dollars in annual sales
in less 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 (www.NetworkForGood.org), a national nonprofit that has
distributed more than $475 million to 60,000 nonprofits and provides online fundraising and communications services
to over 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 on the Partnership, visit www.startupamericapartnership.org and follow at
www.twitter.com/startupamerica and www.facebook.com/startupamerica.
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