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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.

On Its 60th Birthday, Solar PV Has Become a Major Contender

Clint Wilder | Posted 07.08.2014 | Green
Clint Wilder

Let's jump ahead to where solar energy deployment, by almost any measure, is today. It's booming.

How to Create More Social Entrepreneurs

Jennifer Hirsch | Posted 03.17.2014 | Business
Jennifer Hirsch

Every day, I hear about one of the following: An individual's deep desire to find meaningful work -- where she can practice her craft and change the...

L.A. Story: Santa Monica Takes the Startup World by Storm

Sheryll Poe | Posted 03.12.2014 | Los Angeles
Sheryll Poe

FADE IN EXT. SANTA MONICA PIER - SUNRISE The beach is busy and full of beautiful people. Joggers, dog walkers mingle, while people wearing h...

What to Do With a Big Idea?

Buck Goldstein | Posted 02.15.2014 | Education
Buck Goldstein

We need to be prepared to start learning and we hope many others will join in to push those ideas along with thoughtful suggestions and coaching. But we are excited about the prospect of a deluge of ideas from all over the world.

Chicago Transforms From Second City to Startup City

Sheryll Poe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Sheryll Poe

Unlike New York, and its connection to the financial sector or Los Angeles with the entertainment sector, Chicago's economy is built on its diversity. That allows us to be a world leader in many different areas all at once.