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Startup America

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On Monday , the White House announced Startup America. I have no involvement with Startup America, at least yet. " I live and work in startup america and I am glad the White House is paying attention to us now. On Monday , the White House announced Startup America. I have no involvement with Startup America, at least yet. The CTO of US, Aneesh Chopra, blogged about it on Techcrunch.    My friend Brad Feld was there and blogged about it.

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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 america

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.

Running America

Feld Thoughts

Over the weekend I read Running on Empty: An Ultramarathoner’s Story of Love, Loss, and a Record-Setting Run Across America written by Marshall Ulrich. The run across America took place between September 2008 and finished (coincidentally) on November 4th, 2008.

Whole Foods Isn't America's Favorite Grocery Store (Look Who America Loves Now)

Inc Startups

Yet more despair for Hipster Heaven. Marketing

The 10 Brands America Can't Stand Anymore

Inc Startups

A new analysis of the brands America would rather forget presents some shocking entrants

Calling All Entrepreneurs – Sign Up For Startup America And Help Us Win

Feld Thoughts

I’ve been a big supporter of the Startup America Partnership since its inception at the beginning of last year. I also gave my first Startup America webinar today to a bunch of entrepreneurs who are members of Startup America Partnership about fundraising. And there’s a lot more coming to entrepreneurs who are members of the Startup America Partnership. And help everyone in America win as we create more and more entrepreneurial companies together.

Can Jack Ma Recreate Alibaba's Tech Triumphs In Middle America?

Inc Startups

"We are so influential in China--but nobody in America knows about us," the executive chairman and lead founder of Alibaba says. Technology

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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 Most Entrepreneurial Group in America Wasn't Born in America

Inc Startups

Immigrants now launch more than a quarter of U.S. businesses. All entrepreneurs should welcome reform that would make it easier for this class of strivers to stay--and succeed

PR in the global economy: How media is different in Latin America vs. the US

The Next Web

Entrepreneur Latin America Social Media Conrad Egusa is the CEO of Publicize. He is happy to connect on LinkedIn here. Good PR strategy starts with good intelligence. You have to understand the value of the stories you want to tell.

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.

Bank of America Retreats, Tail Fully Tucked

Venture Chronicles

Bank of America made it official today by shelving plans to charge a $5 debit card fee to their customers (which I am, gladly, not one of). Here’s what BofA said: “In response to customer feedback and the changing competitive marketplace, Bank of America no longer intends to implement a debit usage fee. ” They Said: “Bank of America no longer intends to implement a debit usage fee.” Uncategorized Bank of America BofA debit cards PR

Experts: America's Happiness Obsession Is Backfiring Badly

Inc Startups

We're bombarded by happiness advice all the time, so why are we getting objectively more miserable

America's Coolest College Startups 2014

Inc Startups

For the sixth year running, Inc.''s s list spotlights the nation''s top startups taking campuses by storm. Not long ago, people would call college "kids" who start businesses quaint. Now they call them the boss.

The 25 Top-Paying Jobs in America

Inc Startups

Some careers pay more than others. Here are the ones that pay the most. The Inc.

Help Get MakerBots In Classrooms Across America

Feld Thoughts

The post Help Get MakerBots In Classrooms Across America appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Yesterday Amy and I contributed $10,000 to the MakerBot Academy campaign which is on a mission to put a MakerBot 3D printer in every school in the United States. We did it via a contribution on Donors Choose , one of our favorite non-profit contribution sites.

The Greatest Strength of America is Immigration and Integration

Both Sides of the Table

After months of enduring the utter nonsense of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz talking about how America has lost its way I can’t recommend City of Gold highly enough as an antidote. America is us.

From the Vault: America’s Founding Entrepreneurs

crowdSPRING Blog

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

The Best Cities in America If You're Looking for a Job

Inc Startups

A few cities you might expect--and a few you wouldn't--are home to the most new jobs at the fastest-growing companies in America

America's Favorite Fast-Food Restaurant Is. Clue: Not McDonald's

Inc Startups

All of America's burger, pizza and chicken joints are improving. Apparently. But one stands out

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.”

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.

McDonald's Just Mocked America (And Made a Mess of It)

Inc Startups

If you live in Tennessee, South Carolina, Louisiana or New York, look away now. Marketing

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.

'Lean,' 'Nimble,' and 'Innovative': Why Small Business Is (Still) the Backbone of America

Inc Startups

Small Business Week showcases the importance of American startups of all shapes and sizes. Wire: Small Business Week Edition

Time to Flip Power In America Upside Down

Feld Thoughts

The post Time to Flip Power In America Upside Down appeared first on Feld Thoughts. I’m totally sick and exhausted with our federal government.

Here's How Two Successful Entrepreneurs Turned Corporate America's Inefficiency Into A Great New Business

Inc Startups

The most essential business skill is learning itself. Innovate

How The Food Industry Will Play A Role In Solving America's Healthcare Crisis

Inc Startups

Food is a top cause of illness in America. Why it matters to solving one of America's biggest problems

The 10 Richest Millennial Entrepreneurs in America

Inc Startups

With a cumulative net worth of $79 billion, these Millennial founders are seeing massive success

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Code for America Hosts CodeAcross in San Antonio


Together, they seek to tackle issues around transparency, information about school closures, creating customer service portals, discovering […] The post Code for America Hosts CodeAcross in San Antonio appeared first on SiliconHills. San Antonio City of San Antonio Code for America CodeAcross Rackspace By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News Think of this group as super heroes for the city of San Antonio.

How Bank of America Merchant Services' CMO Fuels Innovation

Inc Startups

And how he uses the customer journey and data to execute

Virgin America Just Lost Its Soul. What This Means for Your Next Business Trip

Inc Startups

The acquisition of Virgin America by Alaska Airlines serves as a case study for how to acquire a brand with a very big personality

The 25 Highest Paying Companies in America for 2017

Inc Startups

You can work at a company that pays its employees a lot, or not so much. Why not choose one that pays the most? The Inc.

The Startup Hot Spots to Watch in America in 2017

Inc Startups

San Francisco and New York still might be the kings of venture capital, but startup activity is heating up in unexpected parts of the U.S.

These Are America's 50 Most Patriotic Brands

Inc Startups

New research suggests some surprises in what consumers believe is a patriotic brand

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.

7 Productivity Secrets of the Fastest-Growing Companies in America

Inc Startups

The most important rules to being productive, according to these busy entrepreneurs

The 8 Best Jobs In America Share This Skill

Inc Startups

They all earn an average of $100,000+/year because they all requi