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Q&A: Aaron Easaw -- CEO, INC.UBATOR

Viputheshwar Sitaraman | Posted 11.23.2015 | Education
Viputheshwar Sitaraman

Since the age of 11, Aaron Easaw has pursued entrepreneurship on a higher level, and has had a passion for business management and aiding up and coming entrepreneurs.

Accelerate Job Creation Through Social Incubators

Tae Yoo | Posted 10.06.2015 | Impact
Tae Yoo

There is no telling where the next great idea can arise. Providing individuals with multiple pathways and resources to find work or foster ideas that both create jobs and address social challenges can have significant impact. Ultimately, this helps address the unemployment challenge.

Eric Tsoi: Look Beyond the Current Challenges and Help Shape the Industry

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 09.27.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

Having been inspired by the previous Startup Mentor Series interviews, I've looked more into the crowd funding community and interviewed a group of entrepreneurs looking to level up the idea of portability.

Outbox Incubator: Girls in STEM, A New Breed of Entrepreneurs

Anne Ravanona | Posted 09.17.2015 | Technology
Anne Ravanona

A ground-breaking initiative called the Outbox Incubator, the first ever incubator for women in STEM has just finished; motivating and helping its first group of 115 girls from across the EU to launch science or tech-based businesses.

Building Startup Incubators That Deliver Impact

Karim Samra | Posted 09.08.2015 | Impact
Karim Samra

Designing and running a business incubator is no easy task. Yet, startups from Singapore to Nigeria to Boston are being actively recruited with pr...

Why Manufacturing Companies Must Embrace Disruptive Change to Survive

Zvonimir Mršić | Posted 08.27.2015 | Business
Zvonimir Mršić

As always, change is difficult but sometimes necessary. When it comes to the manufacturing sector and other traditional industries, embracing disruptive changes through new partnerships with start-ups may be the most exciting development in decades.

Surprising Findings in China

Judah Freed | Posted 08.12.2015 | Business
Judah Freed

Steve Hoffman at Founders Space recently returned from a "marathon business trip" to China. He returned with some unexpected findings that defy many of our staid stereotypes in the West. With Steve's permission, I am quoting his findings below.

Diversity in Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Spotlight at White House Today

Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet | Posted 08.04.2015 | Business
Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet

America's greatest innovators come from all states, not just from Silicon Valley. They can be students in Boise, a farmer in McMullen or a single parent in Anchorage. Unfortunately, securing the resources they need is often a daunting task.

4 Epic Days of MaiTai Action: The Good, the Biz and the Play!

Mia Kossiavelou | Posted 06.04.2015 | Business
Mia Kossiavelou

At the MaiTai Maui opening ceremony the mayor of Maui, Alan Arakawa revealed, "I have the easiest job in the world," with a smile, "look around you - it's the most beautiful place on earth." And with that I was inspired to explore his beautiful island.

Go East, Young Man -- Why Hong Kong is the Silicon Valley of the East

April Rudin | Posted 05.14.2015 | Business
April Rudin

Foreign cultures can often seem impenetrable, particularly in Asia. As an American who has frequently traveled to the East, I find that not to be be true. Particularly, in Hong Kong.

Startup Incubator Teaches Military Veterans in NYC

Will Gregory | Posted 06.22.2015 | Business
Will Gregory

Last weekend, one of my favorite organizations, the Patriot Boot Camp, swung through the Big Apple to throw a three day shindig of startupy goodness. I popped by to check out the action.

How To Evaluate An Incubator

Sramana Mitra | Posted 06.02.2015 | Small Business
Sramana Mitra

There are over 7,500 incubators/accelerators in the world. Most fail. E ntrepreneurs are thoroughly confused on how to evaluate incubators and accelerators. Entrepreneurs are also thoroughly confused on why they get rejected by incubators and accelerators on the grounds of being too early.

8 Innovations That Caught My Eye

Ari Garber | Posted 05.06.2015 | Small Business
Ari Garber

When you stop and think about how much innovation has impacted your life, it is easy to see just how much it affects us. Not only does innovation make our lives much more convenient, it also allows us to continue innovating.

4 Ways to Avoid Common Start-up Mistakes

Ian Mills | Posted 04.22.2015 | Small Business
Ian Mills

Do not fall into the trap of thinking you can do it all. Running a business requires a variety of skills and experience, and a savvy entrepreneur will build their team to balance their own weaknesses. Make sure your core team includes people who bring something to the table.

5 Questions to Answer Before Raising a New Investment Fund

Ray Leach | Posted 01.03.2015 | Small Business
Ray Leach

Many community leaders believe one of the best ways to create real growth (wealth, jobs and opportunities) is to invest capital (debt or equity) in hi...

The 10 New Trends in Corporate Innovation Management

Sramana Mitra | Posted 12.24.2014 | Small Business
Sramana Mitra

Last year, we launched a program called the 1M/1M Incubator-in-a-Box. It has exposed us to a broad range of technology companies and their innovation goals, strategies, and processes. While most of what we have learned is confidential, I will synthesize some trends we're seeing in this domain.

Urgent Bulletin: Stanford Team Runs Up Huge Score

Mark Steinberg | Posted 12.12.2014 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

Two Stanford University dropouts, Oliver Jefferson Hancock III and Schuyler Goldstein, have become the latest in a string of overnight Silicon Valley billionaires.

It's Feast or Famine for U.S. Startups

Ray Leach | Posted 11.24.2014 | Small Business
Ray Leach

We cannot beg, shame or coerce venture capitalists into putting their money on the table in more diverse regions. But if we stay focused on building our own world-class entrepreneurial ecosystems, we won't have to. It will happen naturally.

To Get More Entrepreneurs, We Must Create Better Ecosystems

Ray Leach | Posted 10.25.2014 | Business
Ray Leach

As CEO of JumpStart Inc., a non-profit organization founded to address the lack of entrepreneurial growth in Northeast Ohio, I am sometimes called upo...

When You Google Gaza: Techies' Ambitions on the Embattled Strip

Jennifer MacKenzie | Posted 10.15.2014 | Technology
Jennifer MacKenzie

With no way to study abroad, factory work unpalatable, and his family depending on him, Ahmed wracked his brain for "a business that can't be affected by Palestine crises."

How I Got Into Techstars, Was Almost Kicked Out, and Fought to Stay in

Sherman Lee | Posted 10.14.2014 | Technology
Sherman Lee

How are you different from your competitors? Investors tend to shy away if your market is crowded and if theres nothing that separates you from everyone else.

5 Lessons Learned Mentoring 300+ Student Entrepreneurs at European Innovation Academy

Michael B. Fishbein | Posted 09.29.2014 | Business
Michael B. Fishbein

I just got back to The States after an amazing experience in the South of France mentoring at European Innovation Academy, a three week entrepreneursh...

Roxanne Varza - Shaking Up Women in Tech in Europe

Anne Ravanona | Posted 09.28.2014 | Business
Anne Ravanona

Roxanne Varza is currently the startup lead for Microsoft in France, running both Bizspark and Microsoft Ventures programs.

Cities and the Cult of the Entrepreneur

Ida Hempel | Posted 08.05.2014 | Technology
Ida Hempel

Silicon Valley grew out the convergence of several successes over several decades. Time and chance will tell which efforts will boom and which will bust.

Review: Techstars Patriot Boot Camp

Will Gregory | Posted 07.21.2014 | Technology
Will Gregory

Following on the heels of TechCrunch Disrupt and NY TechDay, the ladies and gents of Techstars brought their Patriot Boot Camp (PBC) program right here to the Big Apple this weekend.