A Quality Benchmark for Accelerators: The Global Accelerator Network

Feld Thoughts

Take a small amount of equity (usually ~6%) and overall have terms that are favorable to entrepreneurs. Have a strong management team who are typically proven entrepreneurs. In addition to these eight criteria, all members follow the established ethos (give before you get; put entrepreneurs first) of accelerators in GAN, including a thorough review of an accelerator’s term sheets and numerous conversations to vet accelerator founders’ intentions and operational practices.

5 Entrepreneurs Who Should be President of the United States

Inc Startups

Just to shake things up a bit, would you cast your vote for these entrepreneurial candidates

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Startup Visa Act 2013 Introduced By Udall (D-Colo) and Flake (R-Ariz)

Feld Thoughts

Obama: “Create a “startup visa” for job-creating entrepreneurs. The proposal allows foreign entrepreneurs who attract financing from U.S. customers to start and grow their businesses in the United States, and to remain permanently if their companies grow further, create jobs for American workers, and strengthen our economy.” Uncle Sam wants you, if you’re a prospective entrepreneur. universities who have found employment in the United States.

5 things US startups need to understand to succeed in the EU

The Next Web

Entrepreneur Europe United States Analysis and Opinion Tanguy Peers is the co-founder of Co.station, a Brussels and San Francisco-based post-accelerator which helps companies expand on both sides of the Atlantic through access to talent, expertise and capital.

Mile-High disruption: Why Denver should be on your tech radar next year

The Next Web

Entrepreneur Insider United States Analysis and Opinion Stuart Wall, CEO of Signpost , a local advertising platform funded by Spark Capital and Google Ventures.

Becoming A Successful Entrepreneur?

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Becoming successful as an entrepreneur can prove challenging. As of 2015, the United States had 27 million entrepreneurs. Learning from other entrepreneurs is a good idea, too. You can also create a network with other entrepreneurs as well.

Entrepreneurs as Dissidents

Steve Blank

Entrepreneurs as Dissidents. These entrepreneurs are the ones who want to change “what is” and turn it into “what can be.“ Entrepreneurs in the United States take for granted our freedom of speech, freedom of expression and freedom of thought.

Student and itching to do a startup? How’d you like to spend the summer in Silicon Valley?

The Next Web

Startup Dream Team , started by Paris, France-based student organization Silicon Students , is actively looking for 45 young aspiring entrepreneurs from all around the world who are interested in joining a 9-week summer program in Silicon Valley.

2015 Challenge Cup Kicks off: Here are the winners from Washington, D.C.

The Next Web

Entrepreneur Insider United States News The new year came early to 1776 last night. The D.C. incubator – which launched in February 2013 – hosted the first regional pitch of its 2015 Challenge Cup.

[Infographic] What’s Keeping Your Small Business From Succeeding?


We all know that the survival rate for small businesses isn’t very high at all – but the truth is that many entrepreneurs also tend to put the final nail in the coffin of their small business from the many mistakes they make while running it.

Encore Entrepreneur Is The New Baby Boomer Lifestyle

Startup Professionals Musings

Contrary to what you might guess, the highest rate of entrepreneurial growth over the last few years is not Gen-Y upstarts, but Boomers over the age of 50, now called encore entrepreneurs. One new incentive is the falling transaction costs and barriers to entry for entrepreneurs of every age.

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My story and support for the Founders Visa

K9 Ventures

I came to the United States in 1992 at the age of 17 (so there, now you know exactly how old I am!) Fortunately, I was accepted into the program and that allowed me to legally stay in the United States. Besides I was a young, first-time entrepreneur at the age of 23. I should emphasize that there were multiple points at which I came very close to having to leave the United States because of the visa issues.

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10 College Business Incubators We’re Most Excited About


Follow along as we explore 10 of the most exciting college business incubators around today, and be sure to share your own favorites in the comments: Entrepreneurs Hall @ The RIT Global Village. At Rochester Institute of Technology’s Entrepreneurs Hall, innovation is a way of life.

The Best Entrepreneur Apps For Startup Businesses

Soho Solutionist

Starting a business in the United States is a fairly easy hill to climb, since the red tape and bureaucracy measures up favorably compared to other first-world nations. Today’s post was written by Sharon Flagman.

3 Proven Methods for Women Entrepreneurs to Overcome Funding Gaps

Up and Running

It’s no secret that women have traditionally been paid less than men, but it can also be challenging for women entrepreneurs to find funding for startups. Entrepreneurs often fail to earn investments simply because they haven’t fully researched the best way to sell their ideas.

Baby Boomers Are Surpassing Gen-Y As Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

These indicate that the correct icon for an entrepreneur may now have gray hair, rather than the warm glow of youth: The percent of entrepreneurs who are Baby Boomer starting a business since 1996 has grown from 14.3 entrepreneurs gen-y Ewing Kauffman startups baby boomers business

How Do VCs Choose Their Investors (and should entrepreneurs care?)

Both Sides of the Table

I recently read a blog post by Beezer Clarkson, Managing Director of Sapphire Ventures about why entrepreneurs should care about from whom their VC funds raise their capital. But should entrepreneurs really care whom the LPs of a fund are?

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How This Entrepreneur Conquered Language Barriers and Sexism to Build a Thriving Export Business

Inc Startups

Originally from Cali, Colombia, Angela Romero overcame a variety of obstacles to make her mark in the United States

26 Entrepreneurs Explain What They Love About Being An Entrepreneur


Being in love with your business, when you’re an entrepreneur, is even better. Although there are days when tossing in your hat seems like a viable option, remembering how much you love your “job” can quickly snap an entrepreneur out of that mentality. Entrepreneur entrepreneur love

10 Exercises for Busy Entrepreneurs

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

With all the meetings, deadlines, and projects entrepreneurs go through everyday, it is inevitable to just forget that you’ve got to go and exercise! The United States government openly stated that adults should at least 2.5

Entrepreneurs gather in Eden for the first Summit Outside

The Next Web

As entrepreneurs do, the Summit team members are building a permanent community that didn’t exist before, a home they’re proud to live in, and one they can call their own. Entrepreneur Insider United States

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Top 20 U.S. Tech Conferences Every Startup And SMB Should Check Out


Techweek brings together a mixture of entrepreneurs, visionaries, and thought leaders for a week-long celebration of all things tech. Join over 2,000 entrepreneurs from around the world as they gather to learn, network and implement new ideas that will make their businesses more successful.

How To Think Like an Entrepreneur: the Inventure Cycle

Steve Blank

As an entrepreneur my problem was that I had too many ideas. I realized the innovation/entrepreneurship process needed a “foundation” – the skills and processes that kick-start an entrepreneurs imagination and creative juices.

16 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Got Into Entrepreneurship


Share Being an entrepreneur is the road rarely traveled. We asked entrepreneurs and business owners how they got into entrepreneurship. #1 I decided to become an entrepreneur because I was not fulfilled working for others. Being an entrepreneur can be a whirlwind of emotions.

How I launched Hipmunk in an industry I initially knew nothing about

The Next Web

We were two young guys who were much more comfortable writing code than contracts: Steve was a successful entrepreneur who co-founded Reddit straight out of college and sold it to Condé Nast, and I was a fresh graduate of MIT, moving to San Francisco to live the startup life.

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn About Public Speaking From Donald Trump


When I was a young entrepreneur, I loved sharing how our company was doing, what was driving the business and why all of this was relevant. Like it or not, this is exactly what Donald Trump does (and how he became President of the United States).

True Grit: An Aspiring Entrepreneur’s Greatest Weapon


Often young or aspiring entrepreneurs believe that just having a great idea – or having a rich relative – are enough to be successful. At the very least, many think that this is the most important trait to have as an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs have to have grit to be successful.

43 Percent of Marijuana Entrepreneurs Would Vote For Hillary Right Now

Inc Startups

After Bernie stepped aside in the race for president of the United States, the closet ally the industry has is Hillary Clinton

Practical Market Research Resources for Entrepreneurs

Up and Running

Federal, state and local government reports. Market data for the United States. Here are sites that provide excellent data within the United States: U.S. The post Practical Market Research Resources for Entrepreneurs appeared first on Bplans Blog.

PitchU Through Online Video With VenCorps And Kauffman Foundation


VenCorps will also be travelling across the United States to promote PitchU and offer entrepreneurs the chance to pitch for their competition in person through its partnership with Startup Weekend.

“Faces Of Innovation” To Showcase Technological Innovators


Many of those revolutions are brought about by innovators and entrepreneurs of every stripe who has leveraged on the power of the Web, and gone on to make positive change in the world. Others America broadband entrepreneurs Entrepreneurship innovation Internet United States

Entrepreneurs, Commit Not These 7 Deadly Sins


There’s a lot of focus these days on teaching entrepreneurs how to do startups right : Validate the market before you build a prototype. There’s nothing glamorous about being an entrepreneur. Investors invest in entrepreneurs. Image credit: Sin from Shutterstock.

The Lean Entrepreneur is here

Startup Lessons Learned

Last May, I shared the news that long-time Lean Startup advocates Brant Cooper and Patrick Vlaskovits were working on a new book called The Lean Entrepreneur featuring illustrations by FAKEGRIMLOCK. Social entrepreneurs take note!) The Lean Entrepreneur is about those new methods.

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HBS Entrepreneurs Founded the Most Startup Unicorns of Any MBA Program

View from Seed

Perhaps most famously, Guy Kawasaki quipped that the value of an MBA to an entrepreneur is “probably about a negative $250,000.”. The question is, can MBA entrepreneurs really think big? Also, I hope to see future MBA entrepreneurs working to solve big problems outside of the U.S.

[Infographic] [U.S.] Greater Access To Resources Builds Entrepreneurial Confidence


By right, there should be a lot more entrepreneurs in the country, according to a recent survey by financial services firm Edward Jones of more than 1,000 adults.

Top 7 Soft Skills Of Successful Entrepreneurs


In the United States, successful entrepreneurs come from a wide range of cultural backgrounds and therefore bring different skill strengths to the table when viewing the overall contribution that they make to an organization or effort. by Lewis Robinson.

5 Productivity Apps For Startup Entrepreneurs


With productivity a key factor for any successful entrepreneur, you have to do everything in your power to optimize it. Here are five must-have apps for any entrepreneur: 1. She came to the United States 6 months ago to learn marketing and the American corporate world.

Airbnb's Brian Chesky: If 100 People Love Your Product, That's Enough

Inc Startups

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky believes the next batch of great entrepreneurs will be women and come from outside the United States

Entrepreneurs Should Rollout Local, But Plan Global

Startup Professionals Musings

New entrepreneurs who want to survive, and optimize the growth of their startups, need to think globally, and act locally, from day one. Just the middle class in India is equal in size to the entire population of the United States.

Why Startup Entrepreneurs Need to Communicate More Like George Bush Than Al Gore

Both Sides of the Table

I use George Bush vs. Al Gore as allegory and I’ve been using it with entrepreneurs for years to sink in a simple point about how to communicate with the market. Most Silicon Valley tech entrepreneurs I know are more like Al Gore. Entrepreneur Advice