Minimum Wage Boost in Silicon Valley Ups the Cinderella Factor

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Don’t we want the little school from Hickory, Indiana to win the state championship? I’d personally like to see Silicon Valley open its doors to immigrants from distant lands like Michigan, Kentucky, Alabama — even Hoosiers from Indiana.

Baby Steps To Breakthrough In Regional Economic Development

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

It’s about the collective creativity of the whole community. Creativity, Innovation, and Economic Development — Embracing the Challenge. Better Questions Means Better Answers for Regional Economic Development. It’s about Attitudes, Projects, and Baby Steps.

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Kelley Institute for Social Impact Launched at Indiana University

Campus Entrepreneurship

Indiana’s Kelley School of Business has entered the social entrepreneurship space, focusing on undergraduates. From a school press release : To support those and other efforts, the school has established the Kelley Institute for Social Impact (KISI), a new initiative that provides support, resources and additional direction for business students involved in an expanding array of social enterprise and community engagement activities outside the classroom.

CO Impact Days: Unicorns, Zebras, Ponies, and Donkeys

Feld Thoughts

If you are interested in impact investing, I encourage you to join the Impact Finance Center (IFC) and presenting funders The Anschutz Foundation, Zoma Foundation, The MacArthur Foundation , Colorado Health Foundation , and Gary Community Investments at CO Impact Days 2017 , Nov 15-17, in Denver, Colorado. Indiana is bringing a cohort of ten community leaders, Washington is bringing five, and Maryland is bringing three. Register as Community Attendee: [link].

Welcoming Bobby Schnabel Back to CU Boulder

Feld Thoughts

While you may not know Bobby, this is a huge add for CU Boulder and the Boulder Startup Community. In 2007 when he left CU Boulder to become the Dean of the School of Informatics and Computer at Indiana University I was bummed for CU Boulder (but happy for Bobby and Indiana University.) And, if you are in the Boulder Startup Community and want to connect with Bobby at some point, just give me a shout. Places Boulder cu boulder startup community

Interview with Jamal Robinson, Founder and President of DESIAR Hand-crafted Eyewear

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Entrepreneur: Jamal Robinson Company: Desiar; [link] Age: 27 Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana Sales information: Average growth in sales is 365% to date over the last 3 years. What are the benefits of running a company like yours from a place like Fort Wayne, Indiana?

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Startup Lessons Learned

One of the most important things we do with The Lean Startup Conference is make a livestream of the plenary talks available for free to groups around the world, supporting entrepreneurship communities everywhere. The number of hosts has grown annually, and this year, we have 200+ groups joining us on Monday, December 3. They represent more than 10,000 people total. If you're not attending the conference in person, consider meeting up with one of these groups to watch.

Turning 40

Will Price

High school in London and CT, college in LA, China, and Cambridge, banker in NYC, HK, and Singapore, teacher in Indiana, business school student in Chicago, and the last twelve years in venture capital and start-ups. Fortunately, my wife, Caroline, helped me understand what I'd missed growing up - the power of community and consistency. Today, I am 40. I write this from a small village in Baja, where I am celebrating the milestone with my wife and best friends.

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

Inc Startups

43: Indiana A low "business birthrate" knocks the Hoosier state toward the bottom of the list. Looking for bright spots, the report cited the state''s "Business Friendly Communities initiative to encourage communities to review their economic development and business services." #50:

Being a Business Leader Amid Historical Events

Seeing Both Sides

I have been an advocate of this for years, particularly having innovation community leaders engage in civic work , and so have been thrilled to see business leaders take public stances and lead public discourse. There was an overwhelming torrent of news last week.

Expectations vs. Reality: 8 Lessons From The First Year As CEO


Instead of adding to the din, we started reaching out to areas of the startup ecosystem where the noise was significantly less; we started pinging incubators, hackathons, and co-working spaces in places like Atlanta and Pittsburgh and Indiana and Hungary and Australia.

Interview with Olivia Fabian, Founder of OFabz Swimwear

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Entrepreneur: Olivia Fabian Company: OFabz; [link] Age: 26 Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana Olivia Fabian is the owner of OFabz Swimwear , manufacturer of cutie, retro swimwear sold at boutiques across the U.S.,

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Force of Good: a blog by Lance Weatherby

Moving from lower left to upper right the clusters go something like this: Dark blue: Established Atlanta technology community. Baby blue: Indiana University. So my friend Russell Jurney , who is an analytics architect at LinkedIn, sent me my LinkedIn social graph. It's pretty cool.

The Venture Capital Secret: 3 Out of 4 Start-Ups Fail

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The 30 Coolest Entrepreneurs Under 30

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Nathan Sigworth's Pharmasecure is working to combat counterfeit drugs in developing countries, while Aza Raskin's Massive Health app, the Eatery, creates a community that encourages healthy eating. Ziver Birg of Zivelo makes kiosks in Marion, Indiana and helps keep 200 metal fabricators employed at a local factory. Department of Defense contractor; and Heyzap, which has created one of the largest mobile gaming communities in the world.

Top 25 Technology Blogs In 2016 You Need To Follow

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

As the author of the bestselling O’Reilly book The New Community Rules: Marketing on the Social Web, Tamar has been an early adopter of all things social and tech. Currently he is an associate instructor at Indiana University while earning his Ph.D.

Lean Business: Save Money, Save the Environment

crowdSPRING Blog

Driving to Bloomington a few weeks ago on my way to the older son’s graduation from IU, I was struck as I always am by the sight of a massive windfarm along I65 in central Indiana.

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The bar is higher

This is going to be BIG.

You can outsource your development to India, the Ukraine, Buenas Aires, or even Indiana. That's right--Indiana. On to of that, connected communities of entrepreneurs are better at incubating and supporting startups now than ever before. Online communities provide lots of valuable information as well. It has never been so easy to get a startup up and off the ground these days.

Indigan Storytellers Debut

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

The second reason is about the role of community formation in creativity and innovation. Culture is where creativity lives — and a rich arts culture is the prepared ground for jobs, corporate innovation, and stable communities.

Best Marketing Tech Conference You've Never Heard Of

Inc Startups

Techpoint, an Indianapolis-based organization focused on supporting the Indianapolis tech community, is fueling the Indianapolis-based marketing technology movement by launching the M-Tech conference.

America's Coolest College Startups 2014

Inc Startups

This is when the entire community comes together to vote on their favorite ideas that were submitted that month, and tell us what app they want us to create next. For the sixth year running, Inc.''s s list spotlights the nation''s top startups taking campuses by storm.

Lean Business: Save Money, Save the Environment

crowdSPRING Blog

Driving to Bloomington a few weeks ago on my way to the older son’s graduation from IU, I was struck as I always am by the sight of a massive windfarm along I65 in central Indiana.

Digital Franchises: New Spin on an Old Business Model

Inc Startups

Set it up to really enable your local franchisee to focus on things that will return them the most--which has to do with the local community. That philosophy's worked well for Nick Moore, who has an OrderUp franchise in Lafayette, Indiana, where Purdue University is located. "I

How to Build a Startup Team

Tech Cocktail Connecting, educating and amplifying the startup technology community and having fun doing it since 2006.

A Boom Time for Education Start-Ups | Chronicle of Higher Education | #Edtech #hackedu

Campus Entrepreneurship

“The investing community believes that the Internet is hitting edu­cation, that education is having its Internet moment,” said Jose Ferreira, founder of the interactive-learning company Knewton. And Courseload, the Indiana-based digital-textbook enterprise.

Venture Capital Deal Buzz - Stack Overflow

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

Indiana-based ChaCha has raised $75 million form investors including from an investor pool including Qualcomm Ventures, Rho Capital Ventures, and VantagePoint Venture Partners. Stack Overflow users vote up the best answers and users are rewarded for quality answers with points and community recognition. By Erin Griffith, Contributing Editor. You could call Stack Overflow a glorified message board.

12 Questions: Meet Sandie (USA)

crowdSPRING Blog

In our 12 Questions blog series, we feature interviews with someone from the crowdSPRING community. For these interviews, we pick people who add value to our community – in the blog, in the forums, in the projects. Plainly – activities that make crowdSPRING a better community.

Who Really Creates the Jobs?

Inc Startups

They form the backbone of communities from Barrow, Alaska, to Key West, Florida. In the meantime, Kunkle has been hired to put together similar projects for Louisiana and Indiana. Here's the truth about employment growth--and how the government can stop hindering it and start helping. | David Shen's Blogs | Location Biases (or I'm a Silicon.


I hang out mostly in two of the biggest tech startup communities ever, which are Silicon Valley and NYC. There are vibrant angel communities in NYC, Boston and in other cities around the US! And the reality is, where there is easy money, help, community and resources like in SV, NYC, and maybe some other up and coming areas, then startups and investors will flourish. Like for the movie industry - if youre going to make a movie you wouldnt go to Indiana right?

Excessive IRS Targeting May Have Included Small Businesses

Inc Startups

That strikes a chord for Glenn Spencer, president and founder of Spencer Machine and Tool in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Forcing small businesses to disclose political records will allow this Administration to intimidate the business community and reward political allies

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Force of Good: a blog by Lance Weatherby

So the question becomes is it possible to create a dense immersive startup community this side of the Heyward Fault? And going back to my B-School experience, is there really a big difference between Columbia and Indiana other than one program costs twice as much as the other? Interesting little non dust up highlighting the Valley''s fish bowl superiority complex and the South''s beaten in a big war a long time ago inferiority complex. . My take.

Whiskey Rebellion: A Serial Entrepreneur Fast-Forwards the Bourbon Aging Process

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In 2010, with a $25,000 grant from the Innovation Fund of the Lorain County Community College Foundation, Lix was able to set up a more comprehensive lab at his current location, a small-business incubator called Magnet. It''s made in Cleveland. In a laboratory. In less than a week.

Trophy Entrepreneurs Can Land Trophy Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

The depressed economy has dampened the angel community’s appetite, making the identification of the trophy investor more important than ever. By Joseph A. Bockerstette, Main Street Venture Fund Angel investing in most parts of the country remains a relatively informal and unstructured process.

Simone Murray from DirectEmployers: Employers in residence help to address education inequality

Grade A Entrepreneurs

The purpose of the Foundation is to enable socioeconomically disadvantaged middle and high school students to explore STEM careers with Central Indiana employers. Simone Murray with Bill Warren at the DirectEmployers Association 2015 Annual Meeting & Conference (#DEAM15).

Professional Marketplaces - the vc in me. - Typepad

the vc in me

 They go beyond online marketing and order taking into business process outsourcing and sharing best practices among the community.  This is as much about community as it is about shopping for hard to find goods.  The community shares tips with each other on how to market themselves best online. They go beyond online marketing and order taking into business process outsourcing and sharing best practices among the community. the vc in me. Welcome!

Obama's Disappointing Economic Speeches

Inc Startups

Because the President is not saying what the business community wants to hear. Every time the President attacks the Republicans, the financial community, Wall Street, and "the rich," he''s creating an atmosphere of distrust and even hatred towards anyone who''s making lots of money.

What It Means to Lead a Global Life (For Me, Anyway)

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

Consider that one consequence of a free trade agreement is that while my “fellow American” is out of a job at an air conditioning plant in Indiana—a real example that’s been in the news recently—a worker in Mexico has new opportunities to rise up the economic ladder.

Guide to Finding a Technical Co-Founder | Vinicius Vacanti

Vinicius Vacanti

Become a Key Member of the Tech Community The Hope: You’ll form friendships with potential technical co-founders and work on small projects together. You have good community building skills and quickly become other people’s friends.

Capital Well's Next-Generation Solution

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and also some smaller American companies, including Econar, based in Minnesota; WaterFurnace, in Indiana; and Advanced Geothermal Technology, in Pennsylvania. Change or Die Terry Swain needed to find new ways to use his equipment, his people, his know how.