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Cities and the Cult of the Entrepreneur

Ida Hempel | Posted 06.10.2014 | 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.

Beyond the Capitol Dome: D.C. Embraces Its Entrepreneurial Economy

Sheryll Poe | Posted 01.23.2014 | DC
Sheryll Poe

D.C. used to be a company town and that company was the federal government. But as cities such as Detroit are now figuring out, to thrive, you have to diversify.

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.

My Visit With the Lord of the Startups: Y Combinator's Paul Graham

Ondi Timoner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ondi Timoner

After filming so many successful graduates of the world-famous preparatory academy for entrepreneurs, Y Combinator, for A TOTAL DISRUPTION, I was inspired to journey up the river and find their leader.

Startups and Downs

Tom J. Hidvegi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Tom J. Hidvegi

Startups' mistake number one is testing the idea with their peers. Sir John Hegarty taught me in his class: if you ask the same question from the same people the same way, you will get the same answers.

Greentown Labs: Helping Entrepreneurs Solve Big Energy Problems

Stefanie Penn Spear | Posted 09.04.2013 | Green
Stefanie Penn Spear

I had the opportunity last month to meet the people behind Greentown Labs and many of the entrepreneurs growing their business ideas at this Boston-ba...

The Perpetual Poverty Machine

Michele Vonetes Bongiovanni | Posted 10.01.2013 | Impact
Michele Vonetes Bongiovanni

We have much more power than we realize to drive the outcomes we wish. We can and should patronize those companies making the real investments in people and planet... and by doing so we can help create the profit motive for companies to continue to do the right thing.

Show Don't Tell

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 07.27.2013 | Politics
Dylan Ratigan

Today we honor the veterans who have served our country. We reflect and pray for them, as well as celebrate their lives as they have given so much. We also share thoughts with those who are currently serving and those who will serve.

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.

Businesses Can Create a Better Economy by Teaching More Than Job Skills

Michael Haberman | Posted 02.19.2013 | Business
Michael Haberman

Over the last few months, I've participated in several conferences all exploring the same issue--how business can help improve our public education system.

Kansas City Is Building America's Most Entrepreneurial City

Jason Grill | Posted 02.09.2013 | Small Business
Jason Grill

Kansas City is pushing the envelope in becoming one of the strongest, if not the finest entrepreneurial city in this great country through a renewed spirit of collaboration, community and leadership.

TechTown at the Fringes

Jason Lorimer | Posted 11.20.2012 | Detroit
Jason Lorimer

The TechTown neighborhood is a terrific Detroit asset, and it can be so much more. TechTown is a business incubator, and in order for it to thrive, we must focus on creating an environment where the area can grow organically out of existing assets.

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.

Five 1M/1M Ambassadors Win Scholarships

Sramana Mitra | Posted 11.17.2012 | Small Business
Sramana Mitra

During last week's roundtable, we started the session by celebrating five of our high performing ambassadors.

National Science Foundation Embraces Art Based Learning

John M. Eger | Posted 11.11.2012 | Arts
John M. Eger

The arts are vital to changing the paradigm and are being recognized for their uniqueness in fostering creativity, which leads to innovation.

Attention, FinTech Entrepreneurs!

Sramana Mitra | Posted 10.24.2012 | Small Business
Sramana Mitra

The contest is focused on financial technology entrepreneurs, and TradeKing, an online brokerage, will be awarding 12 1M/1M scholarships, picked from 20 finalists, to entrepreneurs who are developing apps on their platform.

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.

Social Incubation: How to Manifest 15,000 Great Ideas

Kalon Gutierrez | Posted 09.17.2012 | Impact
Kalon Gutierrez

We should all agree on one simple fact: capitalists can do more. Access to education, environmental cleanup, healthcare improvement, wildlife welfare...

Crowdfunding May Revolutionize Health Startup Funding

Dave Chase | Posted 09.09.2012 | Small Business
Dave Chase

A new organization, MedStartr, is bringing this concept to health care, where it can be particularly challenging to get a startup off the ground.