Palo Alto, Calif. -- Startup America, the new White House entrepreneurial program being chaired by AOL co-founder Steve Case, said on Wednesday it has landed new commitments that will deliver over $400 million in services to startups from more than a dozen companies, including American Express, Google, HP, Intuit, and Microsoft. That's on top of several large initial investments from companies such as Intel, IBM and Facebook announced when the program launched in late January. The news came as President Obama visited the Palo Alto headquarters of social media giant Facebook. Austan Goolsbee, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, wrote in a blog post that the latest commitments are part of the Obama administration's plan to "create the right environment for high-growth entrepreneurship." The plan also includes the elimination of capital gains taxes on qualified small business investments -- which Obama hopes to make permanent -- and the reduction of federal red tape that many see as a barrier to entrepreneurship.