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Steve Case calls U.S. to “double down on entrepreneurship” (Video)

Des Moines October 25, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

Steve Case, the co-founder and former CEO of AOL and current chairman of the Startup America Partnership, spoke Oct. 10 at Thinc Iowa 2012 about where his entrepreneurial journey has taken him and how he hopes the U.S. will continue to nurture entrepreneurs.

"As a nation, it's important that we double down on entrepreneurship and make sure that we have the right policies in place," Case said.

After Case talked for 15 minutes, emcee Antonio Neves joined him on stage for a discussion, and Case fielded questions from the audience.

For more on Case at Thinc Iowa, see our post: "Steve Case: 'All great ideas start as weird ideas'

About Steve Case

Steve Case is the co-founder and former CEO of AOL. Case, a pivotal figure in the evolution of the internet, led AOL to its peak and negotiated the company's merger with Time Warner, a deal that catapulted Case as a leader and "one of the nation's greatest entrepreneurs," according to CNBC. Currently, he is the chairman of the Startup America Partnership, and co-chair of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. In addition to his role with Startup America, Case is the chairman and CEO of Revolution – an investment firm that has backed more than two dozen companies, including LivingSocial, Zipcar and AddThis – and the chairman of the Case Foundation.

About Thinc Iowa

Thinc Iowa is now Big Des Moines, part of The Big Series, a trio of events produced by Silicon Prairie News. The Big Series in 2013 will include the inaugural Big Kansas City in March, Big Omaha in May and Big Des Moines in October. Stay tuned for announcements regarding all three.


Credits: Video by Event1 Video. Snippet photo by Anna Jones and Phillip Harder.

Thinc Iowa 2012 Video Series presented by Iowa Economic Development

Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) is dedicated to supporting innovation by connecting entrepreneurs with resources and development opportunities in Iowa. It salutes the founders of today and tomorrow; encouraging ideas that will invigorate a new economy. Please visit for more information on how IEDA can help your business ideas come to life.

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