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Nonprofit hopes to connect US startups

When Will Fuentes planned an extended business trip to Seattle last year, he tapped into the local chapter of a national networking group there. Within hours, Fuentes, who founded the Arlington, Va., software company Lemur Retail, had secured a workspace, introductions, and even restaurant recommendations via the group, the start-up America Partnership.

“Before Startup America flew out there, I already had five or six meetings set up with potential clients and other key contacts, as well as one potential acquirer,’’ Fuentes said.

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