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Black America's 21st Century Economic Movement

Mike Green | Posted 02.04.2012 | Black Voices
Mike Green

A decade from now historians will discuss the economic impact of a two-day event that recently took place at Rutgers University, which brought together more than 120 minority business leaders, investors and entrepreneurs for the first-ever " Gathering of Angels" summit.

NYC Leads With Incubators for Green and Tech Startups

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 10.26.2011 | New York
John Tepper Marlin

The stimulus was not as effective as hoped, in part because state and local officials were expected to move faster than they were able. However, state and local officials and local entrepreneurs are now responding to the need for new jobs in interesting ways.

Why Some Entrepreneurs Have all the Luck

Anthony Tjan | Posted 09.11.2011 | Business
Anthony Tjan

Arguably, most "business luck" can be influenced -- you can increase your propensity to be lucky in business if you understand how.

There Is No Bubble, Period

Beverly Macy | Posted 07.06.2011 | Technology
Beverly Macy

This blazing hot social media sector is luring investors and sparking astounding, eye-popping innovation practically every day -- a good sign for consumers and businesses going forward.

Why Sundance and Its Filmmakers Resemble Silicon Valley and Its Entrepreneurs

Marc Ruxin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marc Ruxin

For those who don't know enough about independent film to consider investing, I would love to ask: Are tech entrepreneurs and indie filmmakers cut from the same cloth?

A Perfect Storm: Global Shifts in Venture Capital and Science Funding

Lucy P. Marcus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lucy P. Marcus

Partly a consequence of the global financial crisis, unprecedented change in venture capital and the science sector is on the cards. And it has additional consequences too.

Seven Secrets to Raising Venture Capital

Kevin O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Kevin O'Connor

As both an entrepreneur and venture capitalist, I've sat on both sides of the table. Here are the seven secrets to what VCs are looking for as they consider who to invest in:

Why and How Universities Should Embrace Startup Culture

Dave Lerner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Lerner

Recently an entrepreneur/investor/blogger extraordinaire I admire by the name of Chris Dixon touched on the two general paradigms people/institutions can adopt towards one another when conducting business.

Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (Not)

Jeff Bocan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeff Bocan

Despite representing roughly 33% of the population, less than 14% of venture capital dollars find their way to the Midwest to convert technology discoveries into new companies and jobs.

Is There Really an NYC Start-Up Boom? And if So, What's Causing It?

Jose Ferreira | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jose Ferreira

In years past, the best-and-brightest all came to NYC to work in law, fashion, or finance. The talent's still coming, but those industries have all shrunk. The big beneficiary is the start-up scene.

Five One-Way Tickets to Michigan, Please

Jeff Bocan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeff Bocan

This summer, I decided to move my wife and three little kids away from the sunny beaches and new media millionaires of Southern California to -- you guessed it -- Michigan.

A Sundance for Startups

Maya Baratz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Maya Baratz

If you were to compare TechCrunch50 to anything related to Hollywood - a comparison folks in the tech industry love to hate - it's probably most like the Sundance Film Festival, circa anytime before this decade.

Venture Capitalist Con Man Steals $20M, Convicted Of 22 Felony Counts

Bits | Claire Cain Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The venture capital business is based on trust. Investors hand over money to a venture capitalist and trust that person to invest it wisely on their b...