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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.

10 Business Plan Follies That Make Investors Cringe

Marty Zwilling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Every entrepreneur likes to think that their document is inspirational. Every serious investor has a stack of these in their in-basket. Here is what investors say the former shouldn't do.

Startup America: Dead On Arrival

Steve Blank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Blank

Startup America is a mashup of very smart programs by very smart people but not a strategy.

Why The Midwest Is Becoming The Next Silicon Valley

Ray Leach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ray Leach

There are several states in the Midwest where successful entrepreneurial companies are charting the way for a new economy and demonstrating that high-growth entrepreneurship can happen anywhere when a region plays off its strengths.

Q&A With Hot Potato Co-Founder: "Don't Take Money Just For The Sake Of Money"

Erdin Beshimov | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Erdin Beshimov

Raising money never happens as fast as you'd like. The process of raising money is an awful, awful process. It's such a time-sink and distraction from working on your product. But it's helpful.

Harry Potter And The Entrepreneurs: 7 Marketing Tips

Matt Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Matt Cohen

Based on Fred and George Weasley's successful strategy, here are seven tips for other start-up B2W (Business to Wizard) companies.

Venture Capitalists Are Not Your Friends

Steve Blank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Blank

One of the biggest mistakes entrepreneurs make is not understanding the relationship they have with their investors. At times they confuse VC's with their friends.

Rod Kurtz

Ask Rod, Episode 29: Where Can We Find Tech-Savvy Talent?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rod Kurtz | Posted 01.26.2012 | Small Business

Executive Editor Rod Kurtz explains how to hire tech geeks, why more investors are looking overseas and what you can do to stay on Aaron Sorkin's good...

The Top 10 Avoidable Mistakes Of Entrepreneurs

Bill Draper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bill Draper

Over the last fifty years, I have come across and worked with an array of entrepreneurs from a variety of industries, and I have noticed that there are certain preventable blunders that seem to crop up repeatedly.

Venture Capital Investing in Michigan -- Going Beyond Hand-Waving and Hopeful Hype

Jeff Bocan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeff Bocan

Midwestern states like Michigan actually present excellent, yet overlooked, venture capital investment opportunities.

Towards A Science Of Entrepreneurship

Steve Blank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Blank

Utah may be known for many things, but who would have thought that Utah, and particularly Brigham Young University, would be participating in the transformation of entrepreneurship?