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  • The Promise of Crowdfunding for Social Enterprise

    White House staff and thought leaders in the impact economy are focusing on the Jumpstart Our Business startups (JOBS) Act, which enables "crowdfunding," an innovative approach to raising capital. Rather than depend on a few wealthy individuals or banks, crowdfunding supports startups by letting companies raise up to $1 million in small increments from many investors.

  • Help Us Shape Our Strategy for Intellectual Property Enforcement

    Submit your ideas to shape the future of intellectual property enforcement.

  • Unleashing Innovation & Deepening Democracy Through Prizes

    Today in Washington, hundreds of leaders from the White House and Federal agencies joined their peers from the Nation's most recognizable companies and organizations to develop strategies to use prizes and competitions as a key method to spark innovation and deepen citizen engagement.

  • Safety Data Jam connects Tech Innovators with Public Safety Officers

    Government data are being released in unprecedented quantities as part of the Administration’s commitment to increase transparency, public participation, and collaboration.

  • Making It Easier for Veterans to Get Quality Advanced Manufacturing Jobs

    Speaking at Honeywell’s Golden Valley facility in Minnesota last week, the President announced a new initiative that will help thousands of U.S. military members obtain portable, industry-recognized credentials that will help them land quality jobs in advanced manufacturing and other fields after they leave the service.

  • Reaching Out to Fight Veteran Homelessness

    Project REACH challenged developers to create a convenient mobile application so that local resources are available to those who need them most – our homeless veterans. The ultimate goal is to create a national platform that identifies available services such as health clinics, food kitchens, housing services, and shelters at any location around the country.

  • Roadmap for a Digital Government

    Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel announces the launch of the new Digital Government Strategy.

  • Wanted: A Few Good Women and Men to Serve as Presidential Innovation Fellows

    A new initiative will bring top innovators from outside government for focused “tours of duty” with our best federal innovators on game-changing projects

  • White House Rural Council: Rural Stakeholders Meeting

    In an event focused on issues around access to care and improving health outcomes in rural communities, the White House Rural Council was joined by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and a group of 24 rural health care providers.

  • All-of-the-Above, In Action

    By approving the Greater Natural Buttes gas development project in Utah, which could produce more than six trillion cubic feet of natural gas over its life, the Department of the Interior has taken another step towards fulfulling President Obama's all-of-the-above strategy to develop American energy