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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...

Reinvigorating Innovation in America -- Washington Is Finally Starting to Understand its Role

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

The federal government must stop hamstringing the nation's natural entrepreneurial process and take some proactive steps to enhance it. Finally certain Congressman in Washington are doing just that.

The Language of Venture Capital

Michele Colucci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Michele Colucci

I've started to familiarize myself with the terminology necessary to operate in this world of building a business. I realized that women in particular are very disadvantaged by not knowing this language.

Mapping the Whole Venture Capital Ecosystem

Dave Lerner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Lerner

It all started when it occurred to me that we were missing a nice visual map of Silicon Alley's early-stage ecosystem available for everyone to use.

Rod Kurtz

Ask Rod, Episode 11: How Can I Make More Contacts? | Rod Kurtz | Posted 01.26.2012 | Small Business

Executive Editor Rod Kurtz discusses how to grow your network, where to find more money and why angels aren't just a baseball team in California....

Who Is Getting Venture Capital Money This Year?

Marty Zwilling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marty Zwilling

I'm a strong believer that investors invest in people, before they invest in a business plan, or an idea. But until now, I've never seen a study of exactly how that plays out for start-up founders for current venture-backed companies.

Why and How Universities Should Embrace Startup Culture

Dave Lerner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Lerner

Recently an entrepreneur/investor/blogger extraordinaire I admire by the name of Chris Dixon touched on the two general paradigms people/institutions can adopt towards one another when conducting business.

Uniquely Crafted Business Plans Are Needed to Raise Capital

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Now is the time to think about dusting off your old business plan as the economy improves. A business plan is required to obtain a loan or venture capital. It is uniquely designed as a sales tool to get financing.

Finding An Angel Investor: 5 Things You Need To Know

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Geoff Williams | Posted 08.06.2011 | Small Business

So you have a great business but can't find enough money to take it to the next level? And you just know that if you found someone with good intention...

Entrepreneurs: Not Who You Think They Are

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Morra Aarons-Mele

If I say "entrepreneur," whose image flashes into your head? The obsession with venture capital funded entrepreneurship, the big exit, the genius nerd working 24-7 on code is misplaced, and it's really holding women back.

Venture Capital's Excitement for E-Commerce

Danny Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Danny Wong

Mark Suster of Both Sides of the Table and This Week in VC gave us an interesting update on what was new in e-commerce and venture financing.

Michigan's Light at the End of the Tunnel

Jeff Bocan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeff Bocan

I have seen the light at the end of Michigan's proverbial economic tunnel, and that light shines bright with LEDs. Can I get an "Amen"?!

Open Door for Women Entrepreneurs

Angela Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Angela Haines

Over the past few years Golden Seeds, a rare angel investor group devoted exclusively to funding women-led and owned businesses, has poured more than $16 million into 26 companies.

Venture Capital Danger: Angels and Thunder Lizards Ahead

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Rosenbaum

There's some evidence that Venture Capital is facing the same kinds of threats that the big music labels found themselves struggling with just a few years ago.

Fortune Brainstorm Green 2010: A Conference for the Environment

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

We need an official, approved and legislated policy on carbon reduction and we need it now.

A Foursquare Graduation: Jeremy Arnon's Interview with Tristan Walker

Ben Arnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ben Arnon

Not that Foursquare needs any more free press, but here's my conversation with Tristan Walker, who serves as VP of Business Development at the uber-popular startup Foursquare.

Are Blogs Truly Competitive With the Mainstream Media in Terms of Quality of Content?

Reggie Middleton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Reggie Middleton

The climate for blogs is almost always lousy. Many blogs don't generate profits or have a clear or sustainable business model.