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Startup Accelerators

Energy Excelerator's New Space Brings New Energy

Jason Rushin | Posted 09.24.2014 | Hawaii
Jason Rushin

In Hawaii, everyone feels the pain of high energy costs, so we're very amenable to being early adopters of new technologies and ideas, such as residential solar.

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

Ray Leach | Posted 10.08.2014 | 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.

Startup Accelerator Applying Multisided Crowdsourcing

Soren Petersen | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business
Soren Petersen

Identifying and attracting potential startup firms has so far been a game of chance, with far too much money chasing far too few opportunities. Thos...

To Get More Entrepreneurs, We Must Create Better Ecosystems

Ray Leach | Posted 08.26.2014 | 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...

Maximizing Your Accelerator Experience

Jamie N. Jones | Posted 10.12.2014 | Impact
Jamie N. Jones

Are you considering joining an accelerator in hopes of propelling your startup into the ranks of Airbnb and Dropbox? As accelerators proliferate, you...

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...

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...

Corporations and Startups No Longer Strange Bedfellows

Jason Grill | Posted 03.02.2014 | Business
Jason Grill

Entrepreneurs hold the keys to spark innovation that corporations lack. In 2013, we saw more corporations interacting with the startup community and doing things they have never done before. Why are they doing this?

Kansas City Is Becoming a Mecca for Big Technology Names

Jason Grill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Jason Grill

Kansas City will continue to be a catalyst for growth in the entrepreneurial sector in America and its technology innovation prowess is proving to be on the rise.

Why (and How) We Chose the Home Base for Our Startup

Svetlana Dotsenko | Posted 10.21.2013 | Small Business
Svetlana Dotsenko

The entrepreneurship space of the future is a blended model with an industry focus, which allows entrepreneurs to pick the elements that matter most to them.

Boosting Your Startup's Performance

Anastasia Roumelioti | Posted 05.18.2013 | Small Business
Anastasia Roumelioti

Being a mentor and an investor at an accelerator is also a wonderful opportunity to invest in smart people that bring innovation and have an impact in society's welfare by supporting small businesses that create new jobs.

The Startup-Generating Secrets Of Y Combinator

Vanity Fair | Posted 01.10.2013 | Technology

Who Wants to Be a Billionaire? Twice a year, close to 200 teams of aspiring tech entrepreneurs, most in their 20s, converge on Mountain View, in Si...

The Future of Jobs

Evan Burfield | Posted 12.30.2012 | DC
Evan Burfield

We have no time to waste reinventing how we educate our children, but we also have to help those already in the workforce, who are struggling to adapt to the rapid changes in our economy.

A Solution to the L.A. Unemployment Crisis

Ilya Pozin | Posted 11.06.2012 | Los Angeles
Ilya Pozin

L.A. is a glamorous and high profile locale to many, yet it's developed a bit of a bad reputation for those on the job market. In fact, last month unemployment in L.A. and Long Beach higher than both the national and statewide averages.

Evaluating the Effects of Accelerators? Not So Fast

Jared Konczal | Posted 10.13.2012 | Small Business
Jared Konczal

Many people conflate business incubators with accelerators. We need to make a distinction between the two.

Tracking the Success of Seed Accelerators

Stephen Robert Morse | Posted 06.04.2012 | Small Business
Stephen Robert Morse

Now would be an ideal time for someone to create a more comprehensive database that keeps track of the success to failure ratio at each of these accelerators.

Accelerating San Francisco

Abhi Nemani | Posted 03.08.2012 | San Francisco
Abhi Nemani

Technology has led to ongoing disruptions in industries ranging from music to publishing, but our government has been left behind. But now that's hopefully about to start to change, right here in San Francisco.

What Comes Next: Finding Signals From The Startup Noise

Christina Cacioppo | Posted 02.04.2012 | Small Business
Christina Cacioppo

Over the past few months, I've seen over 160 companies come through eight different accelerator programs. It's a skewed group, but it captures the zeitgeist of a certain segment of the tech industry.