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The Mom Motivation

Angela Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Angela Haines

A new breed of entrepreneurs is gaining steam: moms who decide to create new businesses after giving birth. While pundits ponder why women are u...

WATCH Pandora Founder: Being In A Band Helped Me Become An Entrepreneur

The Huffington Post | Nathaniel Cahners Hindman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In measuring the life cycle of a successful startup, most investors will tell you that rapid growth usually takes place between the third and seventh ...

Obama's Stimulus: 'The Most Ambitious Energy Legislation In History'

TIME | Michael Grunwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For starters, the Recovery Act is the most ambitious energy legislation in history, converting the Energy Department into the world's largest venture-...

Dear Entrepreneur, Think Cash, Not Ideas

Anthony Tjan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Anthony Tjan

People and business models should always trump the idea and market. So why are tech and pharma and other sexy ideas considered darlings, while coffee shops aren't?

Eat or Be Eaten. Gov 2.0's Social Darwinism

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan W. Silberberg

Get your armor on, and keep it on. Otherwise, you will be stripped bare.

Elvis Costello's New Economy vs. Big Oil's Old One

Clint Wilder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Clint Wilder

Prop. 23's principal backers, Texas-based oil companies Tesoro and Valero, claim that AB 32 is bad for business and job creation in California. Here's the question: bad for whose business?

A Conversation With Tom Perkins, The Godfather Of Venture Capital

MIT Entrepreneurship Review | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
MIT Entrepreneurship Review

One can't help but wonder at the tales of a man who once wandered the halls of MIT pondering circuit design, only to now claim personal responsibility for converting the orchards of Silicon Valley into parking lots.

How We Can Give Entrepreneurs In Developing Nations A Chance To Expand

Shivani Siroya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Shivani Siroya

My company, InVenture, is just one answer to the problem of the underserved "missing middle" in developing economies.

A Crowd-Sourceable Map Of World's Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Dave Lerner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Lerner

This mapping project evolved from a late night a few months ago when I first decided to map-out the Silicon Alley early-stage investor ecosystem. I wa...

Drop Out Of School. Find An Incubator. Act Crazy. The Rest Is All Commentary.

Seth Priebatsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Seth Priebatsch

Ten days before my 20th birthday, I received a check for $750,000. On my 21st, I received a check for $4 million. As for my 22nd birthday, well ... that's a long ways away. Who knows what'll happen?

Angel Profiling (1): A Moveable Feast of Mugs, Maniacs and Masters of the Game

Dave Lerner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dave Lerner

In this mini-series I intend to elaborate on the subject of angel investing and to give fledgling angels the opportunity to learn more about who we are, how you become an angel, and what the general options are.

IT Security Acquisitions Are Skyrocketing

Robert R. Ackerman, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert R. Ackerman, Jr.

For all the talk about a chronic shortage of exits for venture-backed companies, one segment of the venture capital technology ecosystem is poised to go from "hot" to "hotter": Cyber-security.

How to Invest in Life Sciences

Angela Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Angela Haines

No area of investing has greater potential pay-offs than companies in the life sciences sector. Who doesn't want to contribute to a cure for Parkinson's or Alzheimer's disease?

Michael Arrington: Persona non Grata? Behold 'AngelGate'

Pedro L. Rodriguez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Pedro L. Rodriguez

Super Angels rely on positive media coverage incorporating buzz words and talking about growth opportunities, but instead we're out there talking about how they wanted to fix valuations and stunt growth for their competitors.

Spotters for Starter Uppers: Helping CEO's Make the Pitch

Angela Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Angela Haines

On one of the last sweltering days of summer in New York, a group of 21 eager entrepreneurs gathered for an all day boot camp on how to position their fledgling companies to attract investors.

Saying High-Tech Is a Meritocracy Doesn't Make it So

Caroline Simard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Caroline Simard

Research shows that women face persistent barriers to retention and advancement in the high tech industry. Is it "all men's fault?" No.

NYC, the Startup City, Calling all Angels!

Jack Hidary | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jack Hidary

During the 90's, NY had its share of tech startups, but many did not last through the crash. New startups are now emerging across Manhattan and Brooklyn in numbers we have not seen in a decade.

Innovation Crisis in Black America Pt. 2: Where are Black Entrepreneurs and Angels?

Mike Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Green

There's an economic crisis of monumental proportions occurring in Black America. The challenges stretch across a vast spectrum of education, unemploym...

No on California Prop 23: Reversing Course on Climate Policy Is the Real Job Killer

Van Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Van Jones

China is now the most attractive market for investing in renewable energy; today the U.S. is ranked number 2 on the list, but where will we be in ten years if we repeal the most aggressive clean energy policy we have?

Let There Be (LED) Light!

Jeff Bocan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Bocan

LED lighting is an excellent and meaningful first step we can take on the long road of becoming a clean energy/cleantech society.

Innovation Crisis in Black America, Pt. 1

Mike Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Green

There is a crisis occurring in 12.3% of the American population, otherwise known as Black America. The crumbling economic infrastructure of the natio...

Saving the Planet With the Flick of a Switch

Jeff Bocan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Bocan

I'm beginning to think that even Sarah Palin's "real Americans" are starting to get it. Granted, it is taking manmade ecological disasters like the BP...

How China Beat the U.S. and Became the New Green Tech Giant

Elizabeth Lynch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Elizabeth Lynch

China no longer needs to worry about the U.S. as a green-technology competitor because the U.S. left the race. In today's globalized economy, rising powers like China are readily able to capitalize on America's missed opportunities.

Your Money Search Begins With a Persuasive Cover Letter

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Even though the cover letter is rarely thought of as a business-plan document, it begins the process of selling your concept to the loan officer and finance committee.

Bill Randall, Asian Agri Capital: 27 Million And Counting

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Lauren Drell | Posted 07.30.2011 | Small Business

Starting your own business is a noble -- not to mention exciting, rewarding and often crazy -- undertaking. The experience is an adventure, to say the...