Startup America Partnership
FEBRUARY 1, 2011
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.
A VC : Venture Capital and Technology
FEBRUARY 2, 2011
On Monday , the White House announced Startup America. I have no involvement with Startup America, at least yet. They've got programs in place and more on the way. " 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.
Canada’s Start-Up Visa Program
JANUARY 25, 2013
I read the announcement today that Canada has just launched a Start-Up Visa Program. In the mean time, Canada is shouting from the rooftops about the benefits of the Start-Up Visa program. The Start-up Visa Program will enable immigrant entrepreneurs to launch innovative companies that will create jobs in Canada, and eventually, compete globally. And I encourage any immigrant entrepreneur considering moving to the US to also consider moving to Canada given this new program.
ReturnShip Program, Part III
AUGUST 19, 2015
I’ve written a couple times this past year about our ReturnShip program, which is a 4-month paid internship program designed for women who have been out of the workforce for more than 3 year to re-enter and build credible and relevant experience, and to expand the talent pool for our organization.
Boulder Startup Community Members: Help Fund the Code for America Fellowship
MARCH 25, 2015
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.
America's Coolest College Startups 2014
MARCH 17, 2014
Last semester, ProfilePasser was one of nine startups accepted into Pittsburgh''s leading accelerator, AlphaLab , and I completed the program while taking a full academic schedule and playing my final varsity soccer season." For the sixth year running, Inc.''s
Why Boston Is Becoming the Hub for America's Student Startups
NOVEMBER 25, 2015
Student-focused startup programs and student-run venture capital firms are just a few reasons
America’s Entrepreneurial Innovation Needs Help
Startup Professionals Musings
JUNE 13, 2011
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.”
Why Your Company Should Consider an Employee Apprenticeship Program
DECEMBER 8, 2016
The basics on employee apprenticeship programs, what they do, and why America needs them
Democratizing entrepreneurship education: Sramana Mitra’s 1M by 1M program
Grade A Entrepreneurs
JUNE 6, 2011
It’s all about democratizing entrepreneurship education, and this is precisely the purpose of Sramana’s 1M by 1M (One Million by One Million) program. The public roundtable is a free program accessible from anywhere in the world.
The National Science Foundation Innovation Corps – What America Does Best
MARCH 26, 2012
So much so that the NSF decided to scale the Innovation Corps program. And to help teach these many teams, the NSF will recruit other universities that have engineering entrepreneurship programs to become part of the Innovation Corps network.
America's Coolest College Start-ups
MARCH 12, 2013
To view the 2013 list of America's Coolest College Start-ups click here. Eric Lehnhardt and a team of six others are piloting a program in Phoenix in which people who need better access to food will be alerted via text message when venues have fresh food to give. This is Inc.'s
White House Launches Startup America
Up and Running
FEBRUARY 1, 2011
I had something else planned for this blog today, but the White House Startup America Partnership makes anything else trivial. IBM will invest $150 million this year “to fund programs that promote entrepreneurs and new business opportunities in the United States.
Meet America's Top Job Creator
DECEMBER 4, 2012
Steve Jones, co-CEO of Universal Services of America, turns janitors and security guards into leaders. Hundreds of employees at Universal Services of America could prove those people wrong.
Six Ways To Institute An Affordable Workplace Wellness Program
JUNE 13, 2014
Workplace wellness programs are very popular right now. Employers, 62 percent planned to increase wellness and preventive health programs. And I’ve found that often the little things are just as effective as big, fancy program rollouts.
Meet America's Fastest Growing Private Company
AUGUST 21, 2012
The CEO of a large company called SpeedUS recruited me to help with its marketing programs. How a poor immigrant kid from Brooklyn wound up running Unified Payments, No. 1 on the 2012 Inc. 500, with a three-year growth rate of 23,646.3 percent. Poster boy for the American dream?
Corporate America Is Killing Your Start-up Dreams
JANUARY 27, 2012
I owe a lot to Corporate America. I have also worked in Corporate America. The dynamics of Corporate America can be a double-edged sword for someone with an entrepreneurial spirit. Chained to your desk? I've been there.
Why All Business Founders Should Learn Basic Programming
MARCH 5, 2012
It’s highly unlikely that you’ll be able to code anything noteworthy after a three-month Ruby on Rails course but that’s not the point of learning basic programming. A business founder should learn how to program because code is the language of the Internet. by Lee Shen Han.
America’s educational system is broken
OCTOBER 28, 2011
Wesleyan University in Ohio organizes a cohort of students who all go thru a program together, developing a sense of community.
Media Startups Apply to Pitch the Newspaper Association of America
NOVEMBER 9, 2015
The Newspaper Association of America is looking for startups with innovative ideas in the print, digital, mobile or advertising areas. The NAA is soliciting submissions for its third annual Accelerator Pitch program. The program is open to media startups founded in […] The post Media Startups Apply to Pitch the Newspaper Association of America appeared first on SiliconHills.
Code for America Coming to San Antonio
OCTOBER 23, 2013
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. San Antonio 80/20 Foundation Code for America Lorenzo Gomez
FounderFuel Launches a Montreal-Based Accelerator Program
JUNE 2, 2011
And arguably one of the most vibrant in North America is in Montreal , Quebec. So it's good news for the entrepreneurial community that there's a new accelerator program in town: FounderFuel. The program says that 8 teams will be chosen for this first round.
Force of Good: a blog by Lance Weatherby
FEBRUARY 3, 2011
On Monday the White House announced the Startup America Partnership. Startup America is a White House initiative to celebrate, inspire, and accelerate high-growth entrepreneurship throughout America. Startup America is the capstone of a sea change that has been taking place.
Summary of new patent bill (America Invents Act)
SEPTEMBER 16, 2011
As you may be aware, the Senate passed the America Invents Act (AIA) on September 8, 2011. Prioritized Examination: The USPTO will be authorized to proceed with a program for a fee-based prioritized examination, which may be a useful tool for clients who are interested in an expedited examination for particular patent applications. Accordingly, space in this program may be limited, and it may be best to apply for this program earlier in the fiscal year.
Venture Capital Access Program launches to aid women and diverse entrepreneurs
MAY 9, 2012
the shift of America to a majority minority country by 2050. I am very happy to announce today a new program I’ve been working on designed to support women and diverse entrepreneurs, particularly those in the technology sector.
FEBRUARY 24, 2011
If you read my blog, you know how passionate I am about our country's fiscal health and the threats we face from entitlement programs. Mary Meeker's America Inc presentation below is an important contribution to educating all of us regarding the fiscal state of the union. A Basic Summary of America's Financial StatementsThe welfare state is no longer viable.
Visit to Case Foundation and Startup America
FEBRUARY 28, 2012
On February 16, I visited Washington, DC, where I attended an HBS Club of DC lunch on the Case Foundation and Startup America. One of those partnerships is with Startup America , who was also featured at the lunch. Startup America describes itself as a “startup for startups” that provides new companies with the resources they need to succeed. They do that by aggregating America’s startups, providing them with pro bono services, and promoting regional ecosystem development.
“Regardless of who is in the White House, we have work to do from the bottom up and from the outside in” – Five Questions With Jennifer Pahlka of Code for America
DECEMBER 21, 2016
I had heard of Code for America but wasn’t exactly sure what they did or how they did it. Donate , come work at Code for America , work in government , or join your local Code for America Brigade !
What Should We Make of Peter Thiel’s “20 Under 20? Education Program?
Both Sides of the Table
JUNE 2, 2011
Read the opening quote from his initial press release on the program … “Warning that America’s long term economic prospects are uncertain without radical innovation in technology, Peter Thiel this week launched the Thiel Fellowship to foster the next generation of tech visionaries.. In the US we now have some very well established incubation programs run by high-caliber mentors including IdeaLab, yCombinator, TechStars, BetaWorks and Launchpad LA.
America: No Longer the Land of Opportunity?
NOVEMBER 29, 2012
After such a grueling, expensive and emotionally taxing campaign across America, I hope President Barack Obama and Congress are ready to get back to work. But I am afraid that’s not the America we see today.
The 5 Best States In America For New Business
AUGUST 28, 2014
The government supports small business owners with popular incentive programs and offers many training and networking programs. Thinking Aloud America business business incorporation Lewis Robinson United States by Lewis Robinson. Looking to start a business?
The Most Joyful Company in America
NOVEMBER 14, 2013
The influential book Extreme Programming Explained dictates that programmers work in pairs--sitting at a single computer, passing the mouse back and forth, frequently changing partners to perpetuate learning and keep things fresh.
Hello, Middle America. The SBA Wants to Get You Funded.
FEBRUARY 4, 2013
The SBA's chief says she wants to even the balance, and she has the programs to do it. Patient Growth Capital: One of the most important tools we have at the Small Business Administration (SBA) to reach high growth entrepreneurs is the Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) program.
Ukraine, Estonia, Chile, Finland: The saga of four accelerators
The Next Web
MARCH 3, 2016
It’s hard to get the exact data on how many startup acceleration programs are being launched every year, but it’s definitely a lot. Some of the programs take equity in exchange for a seed round, some are free for participants, others work anywhere in between those two models.
How to Really Jump-Start 'Made In America'
OCTOBER 21, 2013
Upgrade Our Ports To attract more manufacturers, America must revamp its ports, says Willy Shih, a professor at Harvard Business School and co-author of Producing Prosperity: Why America Needs a Manufacturing Renaissance.
The Start-up Hall of Shame (America's 10 Worst States for Entrepreneurs)
MAY 6, 2013
The Chamber released its Enterprising States report recently, which "takes an in-depth look at the priorities, policies and programs of the 50 states that are vital for job growth and economic prosperity," including "entrepreneurship and innovation."
Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Spotlight on Latin and Central America
MARCH 17, 2011
For this week's One Million by One Million roundtable, we turned the spotlight on Latin and Central America. Entrepreneurs from Latin and Central America were given first priority to pitch their businesses at today's roundtable co-hosted by Innova Tiquicia and Startup Weekend Costa Rica.
Can Employers Move The Needle On America’s Mental Health? Eight Ways Your Leaders Can Get Started.
OCTOBER 8, 2014
Since we spend a significant chunk of our waking hours at work, employers are in a prime position to make a difference in America’s collective mental health. Here are eight tips to help employers create programs that foster a mentally healthy and high-performing culture: 1.
Want to Raise a Confident Daughter? Let Her Play With This
MARCH 8, 2017
LEGO just announced a new toy set that features five women who helped build America's space program. This is why it matters to girls
Does America Have the Best Start-Up Culture?
SEPTEMBER 4, 2013
lacks in tax incentives and entrepreneurial programs, it more than makes up for in attitude and funding, according to an Ernst & Young survey. America might have its share of problems, but it''s a great country for entrepreneurs. What the U.S.