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7 Successful Entrepreneurs to Follow on Twitter (Plus Their Best Tweets)

Harry Red | Posted 09.14.2016 | Business
Harry Red

Let me tell you a secret: virtually all of Twitter just equals noise. Smoke. Stuff you don't want and can't use. So why bother? Because every now and then, it works.

Is There a Business Here? Pushing Social Entrepreneurs Out of Their Comfort Zone in Southern Africa

Michael Goldberg | Posted 06.23.2016 | Business
Michael Goldberg

Collins Nyamadzawo walked into a rural Zimbabwean school where he was a volunteer and caught sight of two students sitting on the floor, one using the other's back on which to write.

3 Reasons Why All Entrepreneurs Deserve Silicon Valley Access

Shea Tate-Di Donna | Posted 10.18.2014 | Technology
Shea Tate-Di Donna

Even with the growing interest in entrepreneurship, we must actively work to foster it, as it is critical to our success as a society and as an economy.

Building a Better Economy Is a Shared Task

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 08.31.2014 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

Don't let its friendly moniker fool you: the sharing economy is serious business.

People Power: Organizing Entrepreneurial Communities

Startup Weekend | Posted 09.30.2013 | Impact
Startup Weekend

By Keith Armstrong, Director of NEXT at UP Global Today is my last day at UP Global (the parent brand for programs such as Startup Weekend, NEXT, and...

You Don't Need More Experience -- You Need More Courage

Selena Soo | Posted 09.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Selena Soo

Anything is possible. But you must believe in yourself before others can believe in you. You must be willing to get in the game, to make mistakes, to learn from them and then to move on, wiser and stronger.

Top 6 List: Getting the Most Out of SXSW

Diana Kander | Posted 05.06.2013 | Small Business
Diana Kander

I emailed and texted a wide array of "South by" regulars, each of whom imparted some very valuable wisdom. Their advice was so good that I felt like I had to write this article and share it with anyone else interested in making the most out of their SXSW experience.

The Scientific 'Antiques Roadshow': Hidden Tech-Driven Gems Make America a Richer Nation

Jeff Bocan | Posted 12.02.2012 | Technology
Jeff Bocan

I-Corps is like the scientific version of PBS' Antiques Roadshow: technological gems that have largely been tucked away in the labs of America's research institutions are being dusted off to unlock the potential to create a lot of value.

Conference Aims To Jumpstart Tech Founders, and Industry Diversity

Turnstyle | Posted 11.07.2012 | San Francisco

By Nishat Kurwa San Francisco Bay Area residents, techie or not, are swimming in the wisdom of startup culture, with its cognescenti profiting handso...

You Don't Have to Be a Product Visionary to Create a Great Product

Michael B. Fishbein | Posted 08.19.2012 | Small Business
Michael B. Fishbein

So everyone's heard the buzzwords and maybe even read the book, but is lean start-up methodology (Lean) really a smart practice, and how can it help s...

ARPA-E on the Practical Side of (Energy) Innovation

Joan Michelson | Posted 05.07.2012 | Small Business
Joan Michelson

Here are six tips distilled for aspiring entrepreneurs from Steve Blank and others at the summit.

Daymond John: Investing in America

Mike Green | Posted 03.31.2012 | Business
Mike Green

"My No. 1 agenda over the next five years is to change Silicon Valley -- the face of it -- by bringing the same mentality I had with FUBU, which is bringing popular culture -- all my artists, myself, my capital and my friends -- to Silicon Valley."

What It Means To Be 'Lean'

Fred Wilson | Posted 11.16.2011 | Small Business
Fred Wilson

To me, lean is a state of mind that a founder and team needs to have across all aspects of the business. The specific product and engineering approaches are at the core of the lean startup movement. But if you can apply lean to hiring, sales, marketing, customer service, finance, and everything else, you will be rewarded with a fast, nimble company.