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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.

The Challenge Of Navigating Long Sales Cycles

Sramana Mitra | Posted 09.05.2012 | Small Business
Sramana Mitra

During today's roundtable, we had five presenters discussing a wide range of businesses.

How Effective is Excelerate for Chicago Startups?

Richard Komaiko | Posted 07.18.2012 | Chicago
Richard Komaiko

Excelerate has been very successful in finding, funding and supporting young Chicago companies. With the announcement its third class, I'm applying data-driven comparison to the largest startup incubator in the second city.

Innovation Ecosystem: A Global Shift in Capitalism?

Adam Marsh | Posted 07.03.2012 | Small Business
Adam Marsh

If you want to start a tech company and need capital, a web search for "venture capital firms" will return over 10 million hits. But if you have capital and just need a great idea, you are not going to find it with Google.

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.

Free Apps, Ad-Supported Business Models are Dangerous!

Sramana Mitra | Posted 02.29.2012 | Business
Sramana Mitra

At today's roundtable, the last for 2011, we had four different countries represented and an intense set of discussions on five very interesting busin...

Why You Can't Hire

Naval Ravikant | Posted 02.14.2012 | Small Business
Naval Ravikant

There isn't a shortage of developers and designers. There's a surplus of founders.

Latino Engineers Selected Among Global Elite Startups

Graciela Tiscareno-Sato | Posted 01.15.2012 | Latino Voices
Graciela Tiscareno-Sato

As the national debate rages about the lack of diversity in Silicon Valley, entrepreneurs from within the Latino community will be stepping into the mainstream limelight.

To Skirt Visa Issue, Blueseed Wants To Build Immigrant Startups On International Waters

Mahendra Ramsinghani | Posted 01.14.2012 | Small Business
Mahendra Ramsinghani

Max Marty, a Silicon Valley founder, wants to build a "visa-free" startup incubator aboard a ship in international waters. How crazy can entrepreneurs get?

How Do You Bootstrap Freemium Ventures?

Sramana Mitra | Posted 10.05.2011 | Business
Sramana Mitra

During this week's roundtable, we had Inoh Choe from San Jose, Calif. pitch DemoTunes, a freemium concept. One of the discussions that ensued was abou...

Investors and Incubators Need to Look at Pre-Incubation

Sramana Mitra | Posted 10.02.2011 | Business
Sramana Mitra

This week, I've had several meetings with venture funds, incubators, corporate accelerators and other significant players in the startup ecosystem. On...

Alex Wagner

The Harvard Of Silicon Valley?

HuffingtonPost.com | Alex Wagner | Posted 08.09.2011 | Business

Last week, 60 companies began a three month startup boot camp at Silicon Valley's Y Combinator. If all goes well, they should be worth millions by the...

Twitter, LinkedIn: Why Not Affiliates?

Sramana Mitra | Posted 07.27.2011 | Business
Sramana Mitra

Finally, we had a discussion on Adam's proposal to sell 20% of his equity for $50K, which I thought was preposterous. That's like selling your prized assets for nothing in a flea market.

Spotlight On The Northwest

Sramana Mitra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sramana Mitra

At this week's One Million by One Million roundtable, we put a special focus on entrepreneurs in the northwestern part of the United States, and we ha...

Indian Entrepreneurs Are Maturing

Sramana Mitra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sramana Mitra

India is a rising power in the entrepreneurship firmament, and the country's entrepreneurs are making a long-awaited switch from pure outsourcing and labor arbitrage to building businesses.

Personalization Remains an Open Problem

Sramana Mitra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sramana Mitra

I want to start today with a prayer for Steve Jobs. I just wrote a post on my blog saying, "Apple Doesn't Need Steve Jobs; Tech Industry Does." It sum...

Top 10 Online Advertising Trends for the Decade

Sramana Mitra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sramana Mitra

We started this week's One Million by One Million roundtable with a discussion of online advertising trends, looking at them from the perspective of c...