Startup America

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

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. 

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.

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Canada’s Start-Up Visa Program

Feld Thoughts

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.

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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.

ReturnShip Program, Part III

OnlyOnce

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.

Why Boston Is Becoming the Hub for America's Student Startups

Inc Startups

Student-focused startup programs and student-run venture capital firms are just a few reasons

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.”

Democratizing entrepreneurship education: Sramana Mitra’s 1M by 1M program

Grade A Entrepreneurs

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.

Why Your Company Should Consider an Employee Apprenticeship Program

Inc Startups

The basics on employee apprenticeship programs, what they do, and why America needs them

Startup Day Across America on August 29

Feld Thoughts

Some recent examples include the passage of legislation expanding crowdfunding under the JOBS Act and meetings similar to one hosted last month by the Global Accelerator Network in which we worked with the Small Business Administration to gather 16 accelerators to demo their programs for the White House and SBA funders. That is why the Global Accelerator Network is thrilled to support the first ever Startup Day Across America on August 29.

The National Science Foundation Innovation Corps – What America Does Best

Steve Blank

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

Inc Startups

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

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

Inc Startups

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

YoungUpstarts

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

Inc Startups

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

Inc Startups

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

YoungUpstarts

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

David Teten

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

SiliconHills

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.

FounderFuel Launches a Montreal-Based Accelerator Program

ReadWriteStart

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.

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. San Antonio 80/20 Foundation Code for America Lorenzo Gomez

Startup America

Force of Good: a blog by Lance Weatherby

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.

Venture Capital Access Program launches to aid women and diverse entrepreneurs

David Teten

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.

Summary of new patent bill (America Invents Act)

Chris Dixon

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.

America Inc.

Will Price

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

David Teten

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.

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What Should We Make of Peter Thiel’s “20 Under 20? Education Program?

Both Sides of the Table

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.

“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

Hunter Walker

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 !

The 5 Best States In America For New Business

YoungUpstarts

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?

America: No Longer the Land of Opportunity?

Inc Startups

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 Most Joyful Company in America

Inc Startups

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.

Ukraine, Estonia, Chile, Finland: The saga of four accelerators

The Next Web

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.

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Hello, Middle America. The SBA Wants to Get You Funded.

Inc Startups

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.

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How to Really Jump-Start 'Made In America'

Inc Startups

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.

Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Spotlight on Latin and Central America

ReadWriteStart

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.

The Start-up Hall of Shame (America's 10 Worst States for Entrepreneurs)

Inc Startups

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."

Stop Fighting What You Don’t Love And Outsource The Nonessential

YoungUpstarts

by Sean Broihier is the founder and CEO of Fine Art America and Pixels.com , As an entrepreneur, you’re probably used to wearing multiple hats and tackling all sorts of problems by yourself. Thinking Aloud Fine Art America outsourcing Pixel.com Sean Broihier

Can Employers Move The Needle On America’s Mental Health? Eight Ways Your Leaders Can Get Started.

YoungUpstarts

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.

Lessons Learned: Please teach kids programming, Mr. President

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Sunday, February 22, 2009 Please teach kids programming, Mr. President Of course, what I really mean is: let them teach themselves. Heres the most striking thing about the statistics of this post: the average "age when started programming" is 13.

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