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Vivek Wadhwa

Will Silicon Valley Take On Clean Energy Access?

Justin Guay | Posted 05.28.2016 | Green
Justin Guay

Energy poverty, which affects 1.2 billion people around the world who lack access to electricity, is, according to David Roberts, "the greatest challenge of our time." That's because it pits our need to reduce fossil fuel consumption head to head against lifting hundreds of millions out of extreme poverty.

My Response to the Podcast That Unfairly Attacked Me

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 04.19.2015 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

A podcast on WNYC's TLDR blog site raised issue with my being quoted in a cover story in Newsweek about Silicon Valley's sexism. The podcast, which was removed by WNYC Wednesday, made many false assertions about my intentions and values.


Julie Kantor | Posted 10.20.2014 | Business
Julie Kantor

The wake up call is we did not believe we needed to pull out the banner of feminism anymore. We thought we were past that and delighted to join the great game of the working women, business and entrepreneurship.

Want innovation? This is the answer

XPRIZE | Posted 08.09.2014 | Technology

By Vivek Wadhwa Vice President of Academics and Innovation, Singularity University. In the 1920s, New York hotel owner Raymond Orteig offered a $25,...

Anyone Anywhere Can Build the Next Google -- There Are No Barriers

XPRIZE | Posted 02.11.2014 | Technology

By Vivek Wadhwa Vice President of Academics and Innovation, Singularity University. A common excuse that entrepreneurs make for not being able to inno...

The Scary And Amazing Future Of Work

XPRIZE | Posted 02.02.2014 | Technology

By Vivek Wadhwa Vice President of Academics and Innovation, Singularity University. Cubicles with low walls, open collaboration areas, desks and com...

Should Graduates Sell Their Souls To Goldman Or Save The World At Google?

XPRIZE | Posted 11.06.2013 | Business

By Vivek Wadhwa and Robert J. Shiller Vivek Wadhwa is the Vice President of Academics and Innovation, Singularity University. Robert J. Shiller is a S...

Kim Bhasin

Carrot Top Responds To Twitter CEO | Kim Bhasin | Posted 10.09.2013 | Technology

Twitter chief executive and former improv comic Dick Costolo couldn't help but drop a joke into his recent spat with Stanford professor Vivek Wadhwa, ...

Why the Debate About Twitter's Board and Women at the Top in Silicon Valley Is a Healthy One

Penny Herscher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Penny Herscher

We now know that having diverse product design teams creates better products. We also now know that having women on boards makes companies more competitive. So why would a company build its management team and board entirely from men?

Networking... Ladies, You're Doing it All Wrong

XPRIZE | Posted 08.18.2013 | Women

By Kristen Van Nest Kristen Van Nest is an editorial director of Singularity University's Innovating Women project. What motivated me to join the edi...

Lessons From My Father: Thinking Like an Entrepreneur in Everyday Life

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 08.15.2013 | Business
Tarun Wadhwa

My father would always push me to ask for things -- even, and especially, when I was completely embarrassed and afraid to. As a kid, I cringed whenever he did this -- I hated it. But as an adult, I'm thankful he showed me value of getting out of my comfort zone.

Show Some Respect For The Innovating Women Reshaping Technology And Entrepreneurship

XPRIZE | Posted 08.03.2013 | Women

By Farai Chideya Farai has covered Presidential elections, natural disasters, and dictatorships -- as well as the arts and technology -- in a two-deca...

Show Some Respect! Innovating Women Are Reshaping the World

Farai Chideya | Posted 07.10.2013 | Technology
Farai Chideya

Don't you want to see a world where women succeed in innovation and entrepreneurship, not just on behalf of other women but on behalf of the entire planet?

Janean Chun

Why More Boomers Are Starting Businesses | Janean Chun | Posted 01.10.2012 | Small Business

Don't be fooled by baby-faced Mark Zuckerberg: Contrary to popular opinion, 20-somethings aren't the only ones responsible for successful startups the...

Professor: U.S. Immigration Policy Will Render U.S. Universities Obsolete

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

According to tech entrepreneur and academic Vivek Wadhwa, a prohibitive U.S. immigration policy will lead to increased global competition in higher ed...

Innovation: Leading The Great American Comeback

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

If we want a strong economy we need to do something about it. We need to reverse course and try another strategy. I suggest one based on innovation of entrepreneurs, rather than new federal spending on government jobs.

Time to Think Like an Immigrant

Richard Herman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard Herman

In learning immigrant stories, we found that the high-achievers typically parlayed immigrant skills into entrepreneurship skills.

Entrepreneurs: Not Who You Think They Are

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Morra Aarons-Mele

If I say "entrepreneur," whose image flashes into your head? The obsession with venture capital funded entrepreneurship, the big exit, the genius nerd working 24-7 on code is misplaced, and it's really holding women back.

Debunking the Entrepreneurship Myth

Krisztina 'Z' Holly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Krisztina 'Z' Holly

My colleagues and I decided to investigate the folklore of entrepreneurship, and ended up debunking some of the more pervasive myths surrounding it.