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Eric Hippeau

Entries by Eric Hippeau

Time to Scale Up, NYC!

(7) Comments | Posted December 6, 2010 | 12:00 PM

New York City is taking a giant step forward in strengthening and diversifying its economic base for decades to come. By providing seasoned mentors to growing companies and start-ups, the NYC Economic Development Corporation Venture Fellows program, launched today, gives innovative entrepreneurs a pivotal leg up...

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"Too Big To Fail" Is Un-American

(177) Comments | Posted May 5, 2009 | 9:37 AM

The Too Big To Fail Doctrine is cited today as the reason for bailing out our financial system and our auto industry. Hundreds of billions of public dollars have been sunk in this endeavor so far, with little sign that it has done more than just postpone the inevitable. In...

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Why Venture Capital is Key to Our Economic Recovery

(79) Comments | Posted January 25, 2009 | 9:00 PM

As we continue to reel from the unthinkable (as in "what were we thinking?") excesses of gorging on huge amounts of unsecured debt throughout our economy, we need to think clearly about the financial tools that will allow us to recover our footing, grow our economy and create well-paid sustainable...

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