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5 Questions to Answer Before Raising a New Investment Fund

Ray Leach | Posted 11.03.2014 | Small Business
Ray Leach

Many community leaders believe one of the best ways to create real growth (wealth, jobs and opportunities) is to invest capital (debt or equity) in hi...

The 10 New Trends in Corporate Innovation Management

Sramana Mitra | Posted 12.24.2014 | Small Business
Sramana Mitra

Last year, we launched a program called the 1M/1M Incubator-in-a-Box. It has exposed us to a broad range of technology companies and their innovation goals, strategies, and processes. While most of what we have learned is confidential, I will synthesize some trends we're seeing in this domain.

Urgent Bulletin: Stanford Team Runs Up Huge Score

Mark Steinberg | Posted 12.12.2014 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

Two Stanford University dropouts, Oliver Jefferson Hancock III and Schuyler Goldstein, have become the latest in a string of overnight Silicon Valley billionaires.

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

Ray Leach | Posted 11.24.2014 | 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.

To Get More Entrepreneurs, We Must Create Better Ecosystems

Ray Leach | Posted 10.25.2014 | 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...

When You Google Gaza: Techies' Ambitions on the Embattled Strip

Jennifer MacKenzie | Posted 10.15.2014 | Technology
Jennifer MacKenzie

With no way to study abroad, factory work unpalatable, and his family depending on him, Ahmed wracked his brain for "a business that can't be affected by Palestine crises."

How I Got Into Techstars, Was Almost Kicked Out, and Fought to Stay in

Sherman Lee | Posted 10.14.2014 | Technology
Sherman Lee

How are you different from your competitors? Investors tend to shy away if your market is crowded and if theres nothing that separates you from everyone else.

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...

Roxanne Varza - Shaking Up Women in Tech in Europe

Anne Ravanona | Posted 09.28.2014 | Business
Anne Ravanona

Roxanne Varza is currently the startup lead for Microsoft in France, running both Bizspark and Microsoft Ventures programs.

Cities and the Cult of the Entrepreneur

Ida Hempel | Posted 08.05.2014 | 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.