Regaining America’s Technological Edge: Build a Civil-Military Alliance

Steve Blank

A version of this article – co-authored with Raj Shah and Joe Felter – previously appeared in The National Interest.

Helping to Eliminate Racism in America

Feld Thoughts

I decided that I’d spend the next 20 years actively helping to eliminate racism in America. For too long we’ve been passive observers, reveling in how much better America is compared to where we or our ancestors have come from, instead of actively shaping how good America could be.

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Americas Cup: A Polymath event

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Oracle invited me and a few other analysts to Bermuda to witness a few of the races in the 35th America’s Cup. It is a vendor of many technologies to the US team and I was interested in all the. Industry Commentary Innovative Business Uses of Technology

Escape From Corporate America - Be An Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

Thus it’s clear to me that your journey from corporate America to being an entrepreneur does not begin with just an innovative idea, or an annoying dissatisfaction. corporate america disruptors entrepreneurs Kunal Mehta startups According to several recent reports , job satisfaction for employees is at an all-time low. An online survey published earlier this year found that nearly two-thirds of the respondents were not happy at work.

Top Outsourcing Destinations in Latin America for 2019

ReadWriteStart

The tech talent in Latin America is capturing the attention of global companies. There’s a new wave of excitement about Latin America’s potential to become a […]. The post Top Outsourcing Destinations in Latin America for 2019 appeared first on ReadWrite. Startups Tech Work global expansion Latin America outsourcing Technology in Latin America

How Latin America is Drawing in Global Tech Giants

ReadWriteStart

Latin America’s tech-savvy workforce has attracted international companies to maintain support offices in the region for years. However, the recent government commitment to develop innovation hubs, coupled with a growing middle class that lead in the adoption of mobile devices, has made Latin America prime territory for global tech companies to target local consumers. The post How Latin America is Drawing in Global Tech Giants appeared first on ReadWrite.

Startup America – Dead On Arrival

Steve Blank

Last week the White House announced Startup America , a public/private initiative to accelerate accelerate high-growth entrepreneurship in the U.S. Startup America is a mashup of very smart programs by very smart people but not a strategy. I got a call from a recruiter looking for a CEO for the Startup America Partnership. The words “startup,” “entrepreneur,” and “innovation” mean different things in Silicon Valley, Main Street, Corporate America and Non Profits.

Keys To Marketing In Latin America

YoungUpstarts

Image credit: Latin America map from Shutterstock. Not only is it important to understand all of this when looking to market in Latin America but it is also important to determine whether you will set up a physical presence or if you simply want to set up an e-commerce site. Even so, first you need to understand the keys to marketing in Latin America. If you are setting up an ecommerce website in Latin America , take time first to see what is happening in Brazil.

Monday Morning in America

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That has to be one of the best Super Bowls I have watched. I was neutral so could watch the game dispassionately. The game was close all the way – a couple of caught or dropped balls made the difference. Industry Commentary

The Future Of Retail And America In The Post-COVID World

YoungUpstarts

When we look ahead, it feels like the 4 th of July 2020 will bring “a rebirth of America” for consumers and brands, and planning for that event should begin soon. The post The Future Of Retail And America In The Post-COVID World appeared first on Young Upstarts. by Erik D.

Forbes Announces 2013 List Of Best Small Companies In America

YoungUpstarts

American business magazine Forbes has announced its list of “ The Best Small Companies in America “ for 2013, with Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc topping the rankings of 100 small businesses based on earnings growth, sales growth and return on equity in the past 12 months and over five years. 13, signalling the meteoric rise of craft beer in America in recent years. on the list of Forbes'' " The Best Small Companies in America "; Credit: Eric Millette for Forbes].

10 Highest Paying Internships In America In 2017

YoungUpstarts

Unlike previous years where most internships were never paid, today some of the top companies in America are paying their interns salaries close to that of full employees of second tier companies. It has one of the highest paying internships in America. Others America intern internships United StatesSome years back, the work of an intern mainly consisted of note taking and coffee errands.

The Real Story Of America Is About Small

VC Adventure

Why is America so divided? America is home to a lot of big companies that dominate the headlines, mindshare and financial markets of our country. The trend is that America’s small businesses have been in trouble for a while. They are the backbone of America.

America’s Entrepreneurial Innovation Needs Help

Startup Professionals Musings

The $30 billion trade surplus in advanced technology products that America enjoyed just one decade ago has now become a $56 billion deficit. Nothhaft, in his new book “ Great Again: Revitalizing America's Entrepreneurial Leadership ” are already calling these last ten years the “Lost Decade.” In the last ten years alone, more than one-third of America’s largest factories have shut down. startup regulatory innovation taxes America business

Startup America Partnership

Feld Thoughts

On Monday I was at the White House to help announce the Startup America Partnership. As part of this, TechStars announced the TechStars Network , an affiliation of TechStars-like programs across the country along with our commitment to the Startup America Partnership to help 5000 experienced mentors work with 6000 entrepreneurs to create 25,000 new jobs by 2015. I’m extremely excited to play my small part in the Startup America Partnership.

Starting-Up In America

Feld Thoughts

A few months ago several entrepreneurs took it upon themselves to create a great short (25 minute) documentary called Starting-Up In America. < Starting-Up in America from Starting-Up In America on Vimeo. Startup Visa Entrepreneurship startup americaIf you’ve been following the Startup Visa , you may know that the bills that were submitted in both the House and the Senate expired at the end of the 2010 Congress.

Reflections of America this July 4th

Both Sides of the Table

July 4th is a special date in America. America is a place that has always welcomed the best from around the world. I invested in a company whose goal is to bring low-cost computing to inner-city schools in America. But in America nobody ever asked me where my dad came from. Still, I’m proud to live in America. My dad’s from South America if you’re interested. He left in his early twenties to come to America for his med-school residency. July 4th.

The 5 Best States In America For New Business

YoungUpstarts

Thinking Aloud America business business incorporation Lewis Robinson United States by Lewis Robinson. Looking to start a business? Prospective business owners must make a myriad of choices before even opening up shop. One of the most important is where to locate the business. The United States is not uniform in its friendliness toward small businesses, and some states make operating a business easier than others.

Is America’s Corporate Culture In The Dark Ages?

YoungUpstarts

This divide between America’s doggedly industrious approach on the one hand, and the less-relentless global approach on the other, might make it seem that a corporate culture developed for a U.S. The post Is America’s Corporate Culture In The Dark Ages? by Bill Higgs, author of the upcoming book “Culture Code Champions: 7 Steps to Scale & Succeed in Your Business”. American work habits can seem downright oppressive when viewed from afar.

[New York] [Event] America Means Business

YoungUpstarts

Here’s a new New York-based entrepreneurship event to rival New York Entrepreneurship Week – America Means Business is a three day event, held on June 13-15, that will see various activities relating to entrepreneurship take place in New York. America Means Business aims to address the needs of entrepreneurs and assist and inspire those who have the dream of opening their own business.

Happy Birthday United States of America

Feld Thoughts

I’m glad I get to live in the United States of America. I started reading the Declaration of Independence every year on America’s birthday a while ago and just read it again. I’d like to believe that in America, we’ll continue to be at the forefront of human society as we work through these issues. Happy birthday America. The post Happy Birthday United States of America appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

Pitching America’s mayors

Austin Startup

They are also preparing to do a pilot test with the United States Postal Service, the largest fleet in America. We focus on: Educating the tech grassroots on issues that impact them Advocating for tech-forward solutions to community challenges Activating the tech community to speak up, participate, and vote Pitching America’s mayors was originally published in Austin Startups on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Startup Day Across America on August 29

Feld Thoughts

That is why the Global Accelerator Network is thrilled to support the first ever Startup Day Across America on August 29. If you are interested in learning more about the Startup Day Across America, please contact Eve Lieberman in Congressman Jared Polis’ office who will connect you with the person leading the charge in your district. The post Startup Day Across America on August 29 appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Though it may seem as if politicians in Washington, D.C.

5 Tips On Becoming An Entrepreneur After Corporate America

YoungUpstarts

There are plenty of reasons why more people don’t take the plunge from Corporate America to entrepreneurship. by Sally Poblete, CEO of Wellthie. It’s hard to leave the security and a paycheck from a regular job and the risk of failure is great. An entrepreneur also has to wear many different hats, like needing to sell to customers, even if your main expertise is in technology or finance.

Essential Business Facts You Need To Know When Expanding Into America

YoungUpstarts

The facts below will not tell you everything you need to know about business in America. Therefore, if you’re thinking of ‘taking on America’, start by thinking smaller: take on a particular state first. If you choose to expand to do business in America, you will be required to register with Internal Revenue Service in order to receive a federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) – a necessity in order to file a tax return.

Why I’m Grateful For America The Great

YoungUpstarts

by Todd Patkin, author of “ Finding Happiness “ America’s “birthday,” July Fourth, is coming up soon. In honor of July Fourth, I have written down seven reasons why I’m grateful to live in the United States of America. This Fourth, in addition to enjoying a holiday with your community, I encourage you to reflect on how living in America has shaped your life specifically. America continues to be The Great Melting Pot, and I, for one, couldn’t be happier about it.

America’s Farmstand, The Online Farmer’s Market

YoungUpstarts

That’s where America’s Farmstand comes in. “I was raised in the country and had the pleasure of jogging past and interacting with farmstands every morning growing up,” explains Todd Greenfield, founder and president of Stonington, Connecticut-based America’s Farmstand. And that’s how America’s Farmstand came about. Ideaspotting America's Farmstand artisanal produce fresh food green business online retailer United States

Virgin America Nails Connected Travel

Feld Thoughts

I often fly Virgin America from SFO or LAX to BOS or NY. ” It’s actually kind of enjoyable to be spending the day on Virgin America flying across the country. Travel travel virgin america wifiI travel a lot. I’m not a particularly high maintenance traveller as I can sleep from wheels up to wheels down on most flights.

Code for America Coming to San Antonio

SiliconHills

city governments chosen for the national Code for America program. Its status as a fellowship city was announced last week at the annual Code for America Summit. A national nonprofit organization, Code for America works […] The post Code for America Coming to San Antonio appeared first on SiliconHills. San Antonio 80/20 Foundation Code for America Lorenzo Gomez

The 4 Best Cities In America For Startups

YoungUpstarts

Today, institutions like the Launch Pad University and Americas Venture Capital Conference mean that a city is a hot place for startups to get financed. So, you’ve got the bug to work for yourself? There is no doubt about it, the appeal of startup culture is inarguable. It represents our chance to get away from the nine to five grind, stop taking orders, and start working for yourself.

The Best Life Coach Certification Programs In America

YoungUpstarts

If you find yourself lifting others up through advice or encouragement to live their best lives, life coaching may be a fulfilling career to pursue. With flexibility in both hours and the people you can help, the best part is that becoming a life coach is possible at any point in your career.

The Best Cities In America For Startups

YoungUpstarts

While there are some cities in America which are well-known for startups, some of them won’t be the best for everyone. What’s more, starting a business in Detroit offers a lot of marketing possibilities, as the recovery of the city is emblematic of the recovery of many aspects of America itself. So you want to start a business.

The Spirit of America

Growthink Blog

On this great day when we celebrate America, our freedoms and our way of life, please enjoy (and add to!) And then they came home, put their heads down, and built a new America. my list of twenty of why this is the greatest country in the history of the world: #20. Hollywood. Disneyland. Broadway. Entertainment happens here. #19. Red Sox - Yankees, Celtics - Lakers, The Super Bowl, The Final Four. Sports are spectacle here. #18. Jesus. Moses. Mohammed. The Buddha.

The Community Comeback: 14 Ways Local Leaders Are Reshaping America

YoungUpstarts

by Quint Studer, author of “ Building A Vibrant Community: How Citizen-Powered Change Is Reshaping AmericaAmerica’s small towns are doing really big things. James Fallows and Deborah Fallows chronicle many examples of this national trend in their bestseller “ Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America “ ). Now we are on track to become America’s first Early Learning City.

I Love Living In America

Feld Thoughts

For all of its flaws, America is an amazing and resilient country and I’m proud to be an American. The post I Love Living In America appeared first on Feld Thoughts. I woke up to a flurry of grumpy stuff about our government intermixed with lots of posts wishing everyone a happy 4th of July.

Janesville – A Story About the Rest of America

Steve Blank

I got to see the peak of America’s manufacturing prowess in the 1970s, when we actually made things – before we shipped the factories and jobs overseas. First , America was built on workers who believed that their hard work would allow their children to have opportunities to do better. I just read book – Janesville – that reminded me again of life outside the bubble.

Boulder Startup Community Members: Help Fund the Code for America Fellowship

Feld Thoughts

If you are a founder or employee of a startup in Boulder and want to increase the overall effectiveness of our local Boulder government, please help us fund the Code for America Fellowship in Boulder. If you’d like to contribute, either email me or donate online at the Code for America site. Part of Code for America’s approach is that the city funds half and the community funds half, hence our call for action to support our half of the funding for the program.

The National Science Foundation Innovation Corps – What America Does Best

Steve Blank

We ran the first National Science Foundation Innovation Corps class October to December 2011. 63 scientists and engineers in 21 teams made ~ 2,000 customer calls in 10 weeks , turning laboratory ideas into formidable startups. 19 of the 21 teams are moving forward in commercializing their technology.

Book: Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History

Feld Thoughts

Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History was awesome. America is remarkably dynamic. The post Book: Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Books america book Politics religionGiven that Sears filed for Chapter 11 today, I’ll start with some perspective from 1976. Humans constantly create narratives about things and how they work.

America, where everybody has a chance to win

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

The new Miss America is a real stunner. Miss New York, now Miss America, is a Syracuse native and University of Michigan graduate, her name is Nina Davuluri. Born in America, an American citizen, and by all accounts an exemplary young person. You live in America, where everybody has a chance to win. Sadly, America, the USA, still has remnants of a racist culture. Why politicize the Miss America contest? America, generally, is better than that, thankfully.

How Intrapreneurs Are The New Leaders In Corporate America

YoungUpstarts

What do young people value most in the workplace? A 2015 study by Ernst & Young showed that millennial workers value time freedom, personal development and the opportunity to make a difference all above even a higher salary. These are great soundbites, but what do they really mean to the people who desire them most? The Opportunity to Make a Difference: Millennials want their work to matter — not just show up and collect a paycheck.

America, Inc.

The Entrepreneurial Mind

Mary Meeker has created quite a buzz with her cover story this week in Bloomberg Businessweek. It is based on her analysis of the U.S. as if it were a corporation. Her assessment? The bottom line on USA Inc.? Cash flow and net worth are negative, profits are rare, and off-balance-sheet liabilities are enormous. The "company" has underinvested in productive capital, education, and technology--the very tools needed to compete in the global marketplace.

From the Vault: America’s Founding Entrepreneurs

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As this is a holiday weekend (and the entire team is trying to get in a little recreation), we thought we’d repurpose this and see if it still has legs… On this Independence Day I have been thinking about the summer of ’76 and America’s Founding Fathers. inspiration Small business 4th of july America entrepreneur entrepreneurship independence day leadership patriotism start-up startup startups Strategy