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Government 2.0

The White House Is Partnering With GroupMe, Gilt Groupe, Onswipe and Bon Jovi

(flickr.com/tom_lohdan)

Are startups the new boot camp?┬áToday the White House will announce a new initiative called SummerQAmp, a summer internship program for low-income and “disconnected youth” to work at startups around the country, where they will presumably learn discipline, teamwork and real-life skills. “The initiative is being led by musician Jon Bon Jovi, the former White House CTO Aneesh Chopra and executives from GroupMe and Gilt Groupe,” according to a press release. Jason Baptiste of Onswipe will also be participating in a press conference and conference call later today.