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Venture Capitalist: 'Entrepreneurs Have A Lot Of The Power'

Reuters | Deborah L. Cohen | Posted 05.28.2011 | Business

You find people talking about the democratization of entrepreneurship and innovation. It's really a time in which entrepreneurs have a lot of the power.

Nate C. Hindman

New Breed Of Student Entrepreneurs Want To Do Good From The Start

HuffingtonPost.com | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Some of the world's most business-savvy college students flocked to Wall Street last Saturday to pitch startups they dreamt up in their co...

Stanford's Hottest Startups Weigh Value Propositions

Steve Blank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Blank

Week three of the class and our teams in our Stanford Lean LaunchPad class were hard at work using Customer Development to get out of the classroom and test the first key hypotheses of their business model: The Value Proposition.

Nate C. Hindman

Timothy Geithner: Small Firms 'Waiting Longer Than Ever To Go Public'

HuffingtonPost.com | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 01.25.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Treasury assembled investors, bankers and entrepreneurs Tuesday for talks on how to provide small companies in high-growt...

Kauffman's Guide To Navigating The Startup Game

Nick Seguin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nick Seguin

While the active and messy life-cycle of company building is far from being boiled "down to a science," entrepreneurs will be a step ahead if they focus on people, strategic financing and iteration.

The New Internet Bubble And The New Rules For Startup Success

Steve Blank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Blank

We're now in the second Internet bubble, and the rules for making money are different in a bubble than in normal times. What are they, how do they differ and what can a startup do to take advantage of them?

Missing: Black Angel Investors

Mike Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Green

We've complained bitterly about conditions controlled by the majority demographic, but ignored opportunities to invest in establishing a viable entrepreneurial ecosystem to generate new jobs.

Selling Your Business? 3 Tips for Entrepreneurs

Scott Edward Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Scott Edward Walker

Selling a business can be a very difficult and emotional experience, particularly for first-time entrepreneurs. I thought it would be helpful to share three tips in connection with selling your business.

What Keeps Venture Investors Up At Night

Roger Ehrenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Roger Ehrenberg

Being a startup investing in startups is no easy task. But we're trying to be thoughtful about it, try new things and iterate rapidly with the benefit of data. Sounds a lot like what we expect from the startups we invest in.

New Hope For Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivek Wadhwa

This new legislation is even better than I had hoped for. If it gets through both houses--and doesn't have bureaucratic constraints--I expect it to unleash a flood of entrepreneurship.

Amy Lee

Venture Firms Hope High Oil Prices Will Spur Cleantech Interest

HuffingtonPost.com | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

It takes a special kind of optimist to see spiking oil prices as an opportunity. But for venture capitalists placing their bets on renewable energ...

Inside Stanford's Hottest Student Startups

Steve Blank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Blank

The most interesting part of the class would happen outside the classroom when the teams spent 50-80 hours testing their business model hypotheses by talking to customers and partners and (in the case of web-based businesses) building their product.

'Jobless Entrepreneurship': New Companies Creating Few Jobs, Study Says

Dane Stangler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dane Stangler

The apparent increase in entrepreneurial activity during the past three years was due almost entirely to businesses like Jeffrey's that aren't adding employment beyond the founder. The creation of employer firms, in fact, has been on the wane.

Why Entrepreneurs Can't Solicit Funds Via Facebook And LinkedIn

Scott Edward Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Scott Edward Walker

As a corporate lawyer for entrepreneurs, I am frequently asked if it's okay to raise funds on Facebook or LinkedIn. The short answer is no. Here's what you should know.

Silicon Hill: The Rise Of The New D.C. Tech Scene

Raymond Schillinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Raymond Schillinger

The pace at which D.C. is evolving into a capital for reasons other than politics is astounding. The prospect of D.C. as a hub for tech innovation is encouraging for a number of reasons.

Obama Aims To Transform America's "Rust-Belt" Into A "Tech-Belt"

John Dearborn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Dearborn

President Obama and his administration are doing what they need to do: shining the brightest spotlight possible on entrepreneurship as a solution to our nation's job crisis.

Can The SBA's $2 Billion Bet Jumpstart The Economy?

Ray Leach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ray Leach

More capital targeted to high growth entrepreneurs with venture-fundable ideas, and administered through the professional investment community, is a good thing, and particularly so in our current environment (when venture capital funding has been less available than in the past).

Rich Youth Turning To Social Entrepreneurship

Josh Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Josh Cohen

Social entrepreneurship was not really open to prior generations, and allows the new generation to make a distinctive contribution to themselves, their family and the community, that can enhance both the sustainability of the family assets, and the sustainability of the world.

Silicon Valley: A Behind-The-Scenes Tour

Steve Blank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Blank

What's been occurring for the last 50 years within Silicon Valley's tight cluster of suburban towns is nothing short of an "entrepreneurial explosion" on par with classic Athens, renaissance Florence or 1920's Paris.

When, Where, and How to Raise Venture Capital

Marty Zwilling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marty Zwilling

By Dave Lavinsky, President and Co-Founder of Growthink At one point or another, most entrepreneurs find themselves in a place where they could use m...

The 'Big Bang' Theory Doesn't Work For Startups

Marty Zwilling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Think about it. Where did Google, eBay, and Facebook come from? They inched their way into public view before the first multi-million dollar funding rounds, and they have never had a big public launch.

Fool's Gold For Venture Capital Investors

John F. Ince | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
John F. Ince

Can truly great ideas for companies really be separated from the people who generate them? If not, then are VCs and angels today operating on a myth?

Kaltura Gets $20 Million Investment Round with Intel, others

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.04.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

Kaltura, the open-source online video platform, has secured $20 million in funding from existing and new investors including Intel, the company an...

Another Internet Startup Bubble? Depends Where You're Standing

Roger Ehrenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Roger Ehrenberg

Depending upon where you're standing, the tone of the market looks very different. Froth or famine? Both can be observed in nature.

A Journey In Crowdfunding

Christopher Hytry Derrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Christopher Hytry Derrington

You are hereby invited to join my journey as I endeavor to use crowdfunding as a 21st century alternative to angel investment fundraising.