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ARPA-E on the Practical Side of (Energy) Innovation

Joan Michelson | Posted 05.07.2012 | Small Business
Joan Michelson

Here are six tips distilled for aspiring entrepreneurs from Steve Blank and others at the summit.

Everything I Know About Startups I Learned From My Teenager

Betsy Corcoran | Posted 04.25.2012 | Technology
Betsy Corcoran

Most sane people would not choose to start their first company at the same time as having teenagers. But it's turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Running a startup is a heck of a lot like being a teenager.

Is Washington, D.C. the Next Great American Entreprenerial Goldmine?

Mark Drapeau | Posted 04.25.2012 | DC
Mark Drapeau

First it was Silicon Valley of course, and then Silicon Alley (New York City), and then Silicon Beach (Santa Monica, C.A. area). What could possibly be next?

5 Start-Ups To Watch From The Women 2.0 PITCH Conference

Posted 02.17.2012 | Women

Adrian Granzella Larssen | The Daily Muse When Shaherose Charania came to Silicon Valley from Canada a decade ago, she was shocked to find that t...

Beyond Social Proof: Due Diligence 101

Eric M. Jackson | Posted 04.17.2012 | Small Business
Eric M. Jackson

Due diligence for early stage companies is as passé as three-button suits or the Hilton sisters. At least that's the impression that many young technology entrepreneurs have.

How Millennials Are Shaping The Future Of Social Entrepreneurship And Technology

Melissa Richer | Posted 12.28.2014 | Impact
Melissa Richer

Right now, social entrepreneurship is a hot trend and there are funders, conferences, university departments and newspaper sections devoted to it.

For Women Starting Technology Companies, Brilliance Is Mandatory

Women 2.0 | Posted 03.18.2012 | Technology
Women 2.0

There are two sides to the post-feminist world for women creating startup technology companies. Here's the good part: most investors acknowledge the need for a more diverse field of leadership. Here's the bad part: women may have to do a little extra homework.

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.

Fashion and Tech and Startups, Oh My!

Vivian Weng | Posted 03.04.2012 | Business
Vivian Weng

Even as a fashion-tech entrepreneur, I admit that my head sometimes spins when I hear about yet another fashion startup. In the spirit of making this space a bit more navigable, here are the top 5 trends that I believe will shape the online fashion world in 2012.

Detroit's Year Of Tech Startups

The Huffington Post | Detroit Staff | Posted 12.23.2011 | Detroit

At times it seems there's enough startup buzz in this town to power 12 of Dan Gilbert's M@dison buildings, but how does one sift through the business ...

The Sucess of Start-ups: An Unexpected Consequence of the Recession

Steve Blank | Posted 01.22.2012 | Business
Steve Blank

The economic downturn in the United States has had an unexpected consequence for start-ups: it has created more of them. Young and old, innovators now face less risk in starting a company.

Silicon Valley Ready To Occupy Hollywood

Gina Hall | Posted 01.18.2012 | Los Angeles
Gina Hall

They're going to take over. If you want to suss one out, you have to listen for them. Instead of pitching ideas for pilots and features, they're hyping their next iPad app, social media site, mobile game or distribution platform.

Startup Updater Sees Goldmine In 'Snail Mail'

Reuters | Posted 01.15.2012 | Small Business

(Deborah L. Cohen) - One entrepreneur's shrinking, outdated market is another entrepreneur's goldmine. Traditional mail may be on the wane, but tha...

How to Win the Talent War

Dorie Clark | Posted 01.15.2012 | Business
Dorie Clark

Being certain about what really works means you're selecting the best people -- without the potential bias of pattern recognition. And that means a better return on investment.

TechStar Interview: Alan Patricof

Bill_Robinson | Posted 12.25.2011 | Technology

Now Managing Partner at his own NYC-based venture firm, Greycroft Partners, Alan Patricof is about as approachable a guy as one could imagine.

High-Tech Startup Focus: Autonomy and Mike Lynch

Bill_Robinson | Posted 12.20.2011 | Technology

Dr. Mike Lynch has lately been called "the UK's first software billionaire" because he recently sold to Hewlett-Packard his once-upon-a-time startup turned the UK's largest software company, Autonomy, for $11.7 billion.

Tech Explosion Springs Into Cairo

Rahilla Zafar | Posted 12.18.2011 | World
Rahilla Zafar

The knowledge of digital, whether it's web or mobile, is important because it is moving the region towards a knowledge economy and it's giving people very valuable skills.

Of Pigs, Pythons and Web Startups

Mahendra Ramsinghani | Posted 12.17.2011 | Small Business
Mahendra Ramsinghani

One of my portfolio companies has venture capitalists and angels stampeding over each other to invest. All of this when a recent WSJ report bemoaned the fact that Web startups have hit a cash crunch. So which is it: a stampede or cash crunch?

What We Are Seeing

Fred Wilson | Posted 12.13.2011 | Small Business
Fred Wilson

The Wall Street Journal has a story out today that says "Web Startups Hit Cash Crunch." There has been a fair bit of reaction in the tech blogs and I thought I'd toss into the discussion some things we are seeing.

Startup Hires Autistic Adults

AP | By CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 03.20.2013 | Small Business

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. -- The software testers at Aspiritech are a collection of characters. Katie Levin talks nonstop. Brian Tozzo hates driving. Jamie ...

Listening For The Sounds Of Innovation

Caroline Drucker | Posted 10.02.2012 | Technology
Caroline Drucker

I'm part of a start-up that's growing at break-neck speed. We spend long days trying to solve the simple, human problem we have set ourselves: how can we find better ways to help people share the sounds they've created with one another?

NYC Leads With Incubators for Green and Tech Startups

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 10.26.2011 | New York
John Tepper Marlin

The stimulus was not as effective as hoped, in part because state and local officials were expected to move faster than they were able. However, state and local officials and local entrepreneurs are now responding to the need for new jobs in interesting ways.

Online Room Rental Startup Airbnb Scores $112 Million in Financing

Reuters | Posted 09.24.2011 | Business

Airbnb, a website that lets travelers rent rooms in private homes around the globe, has secured $112 million in a second round of financing from Andreessen Horowitz, DST Global and General Catalyst.

Bloomberg's Plan To Beat Out Silicon Valley

AP | By SAMANTHA GROSS | Posted 09.18.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg is firing a shot across the bow of Silicon Valley, saying New York City's efforts to attract a new science and eng...

Bianca Bosker

WATCH: Founder Of DoubleClick On The Most Overhyped Trend In Tech | Bianca Bosker | Posted 09.10.2011 | Technology

Wondering whether we're in the midst of another tech bubble? Veteran entrepreneur Kevin O'Connor, who survived the dot-com collapse of the 1990s, ...