Innovating Municipal Government Culture

Steve Blank

He’s helping city government in Philadelphia become more innovative by applying Lean startup methods and Philadelphia University’s innovation curriculum. I asked him to share an update on his work on teaching lean techniques to local governments.

Innovation @ 50x in Companies and Government Agencies

Steve Blank

I’ve spent this year working with corporations and government agencies trying to adapt and adopt Lean Methodologies. In doing so I’ve learned a ton from lots of people.

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Government Shouldn’t Be In The Accelerator Business

Feld Thoughts

This article originally appeared online at in an article titled Government Shouldn’t Be In The Accelerator Business. But I don’t think government should be funding these accelerators, nor do I think they need to. without government funding, being run as entrepreneurial ventures for profit by entrepreneurs. We’ve never taken a dollar of government funding, nor do we plan to.

Lean Government

Startup Lessons Learned

TLDR: Two things: 1) Uncle Sam (and I) want you to be an entrepreneur inside the US Federal Government as a White House Innovation Fellow. They wanted to tell me about work they were doing to make the federal government more entrepreneurial. Aneesh is there again, recently retired from government. His stories and specific examples of "lean government" in action left the audience with a simple message: if they can do Lean Startup in government, what's my excuse?

The fundamental lesson of the forces governing scaling startups

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Idealistic founders believe they will break the mold when they scale, and not turn into a “typical big company.”

3 Small Business Government Resources You’ve Probably Overlooked

YFS Magazine

Whether it’s funding opportunities or valuable business training, governments across the globe provide hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of free value to entrepreneurs willing to access them. Uncategorized business accelerator business counseling business incubators government contracts mentorship small business workshops

The Government Starts an Incubator: The National Science Foundation Innovation Corps

Steve Blank

government has been running one of the most audacious experiments in entrepreneurship since World War II. government agency that supports research in all the non-medical fields of science and engineering. “We’ve Over the last two months the U.S.

The Future of Government: Hayward & the Lean Startup

Startup Lessons Learned

It’s been exciting to watch the Lean Startup movement grow from a practice utilized in the tech world to one implemented in a wide variety of sectors ranging from enterprise to education, religious organizations, nonprofits, and government groups. When we talk about government, we mean both the macro outfits whose work affects the entire country (perhaps you’ve heard of the IRS ) and regionally-focused groups alike. I also think politics can derail these efforts by city governments.

How technology can disrupt a Government.

Start Up Blog

Any government is only all powerful as long as the system it operates under is stable, and the people allow it to continue to control its market. A Government is just like a business in many ways. Could a Government be disrupted, in a non military, non-coup kind of way?

Power To The People – Creating Trust In Data With Collaborative Governance


They must adopt a model of collaborative governance. The good news is that IT professionals have a blueprint from the companies that pioneered the use of the World Wide Web for collaborative data governance. Airbnb is another excellent example of collaborative governance in action.

Government and Universities Should Use the Word “Convener” More

Feld Thoughts

This was used to define a role for many of the constituents in the COIN summit which included entrepreneurs, government, university, and big company folks. Government and universities, in my view around startup communities, are feeders, not leaders. Startup Communities convener Entrepreneurship government startup communities universityI heard the word “connector” several times yesterday at the Colorado Innovation Network summit.

How we changed the way the U.S. government commercializes science: Errol Arkilic — Part 1 of Episode 6 on Sirius XM Channel 111

Steve Blank

In my interview with Errol, we discussed the origins of the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps), how and why it was created, and how it changed the way the government commercializes scientific research. government needs your help,’ and I remember saying, ‘The U.S.

Governments Should Fund Startup Travel Programs

Instigator Blog

Occasionally I meet a government official and he asks me, “What should the government do to help startups?” Most governments already provide funds (although they should be continuously looking at how and where, and the efficacy of those funds, because I suspect a lot of money is wasted or given out inappropriately). Some governments understand the need to get out of the way. By that I mean that governments should not dabble in startups.

Governance Models That Don’t Scale: The World According to Charles T. Munger and Jean Jacques Rousseau

Pascal's View

Can you name five successful, long serving CEO’s (excluding Warren Buffett ) whose governance histories are free of the “high-beta” associated with outliers such as Larry Ellison and Steve Jobs ? It is in this context that I found “Corporate Governance According to Charles T.

Enterprise Software Churn: UNIT4 in UK local government

deal architect

The general presumption in the enterprise software marketplace is customers stay loyal for lifetimes – the more realistic thinking, of course, is they stay loyal for long periods, but not that long. When I was researching SAP Nation, I was. Industry Commentary SAP Nation Book

Here is Why You Should Start your Career in Government

Inc Startups

US Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil weighs in on working for The White House, and how to start a career in government

6 Tips For Landing Government Contracts

Inc Startups

The SBA brought together government contractors and entrepreneurs for nearly four hours of instruction in how small businesses can go to work for Uncle Sam. No matter how you might feel about that politically, it means great opportunity for government contractors. government.

10 Tips to Help Small Businesses Get Government Business

Up and Running

Government culture differs greatly from corporate culture. Companies may pay top dollar for outstanding sales representatives, but unless the person understands the government marketplace and the culture, success will be slow in coming. How long have you been selling to government?

Keeping Your Information Safe When Ordering Government Documents

The Startup Magazine

Hackers are now so advanced that they even attack government institutions and demand for payments. That’s because most government services are now online. It is very enticing use free public Wi-Fi when filling up forms for government services.

Serious Business: Should The Government Give Subsidies To Small Businesses?

Inc Startups

editor Jim Ledbetter and Felix Salmon, a senior editor at Fusion, debate whether the government should dole out subsidies to small business owners to support job growth In this week's episode Inc.

Why Can’t Startups and Government Learn to Get Along?


Government and tech startups don’t have anything in common. By their very nature, government organizations are typically huge, slow-moving bureaucracies built to deliver continuity. For startups, working with government agencies will open new markets and growth potential.

No Matter What You Might Think, the Government Doesn't Want to Kill the Private Sector

Inc Startups

Local and state governments loves entrepreneurs and startups. The just don't always know the right way to help. Startup

Why Government-Supported Venture Capital Is Something You Should Think (Twice) About

Inc Startups

The government should be giving their resources to entrepreneurship. The question is: how? Startup

How To Fix Obamacare

Feld Thoughts

Now that our federal government is back at work and the short term debt ceiling thing is resolved, it should be no surprise that the news cycle is now obsessed with Obamacare and its flawed implementation. Our team is bringing in some of the best and brightest from both inside and outside government to scrub in with the team and help improve And let them hire a team – using all the budget for individual hires, not government contractors or consulting firms.

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Government and startups: It’s not them vs us

The Equity Kicker

There’s a widespread notion in the tech world that governments get in the way of innovation. Society needs a range of services to function and some are best provided by government, some by the private sector and many by a blend of the two.

How Big Data Analytics May Help Governments Protect Us

Inc Startups

Did You Realize Big Data Is Connected To Your Privacy? Technology

Mark Cuban Thinks Government Still Needs Thoughtful Disruption


Cuban spoke at a keynote discussion on Sunday […] The post Mark Cuban Thinks Government Still Needs Thoughtful Disruption appeared first on SiliconHills. By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News In his heart, Mark Cuban says, he’s a libertarian. Cuban supports the Trump administration’s efforts to get rid of excessive regulation. But there’s a difference between regulations designed to protect interests with money and regulations designed to protect people.

US Government Grant Tips for New Business

The Startup Magazine

If your business idea has goals that can be aligned to those set up by certain government departments, it might be an excellent idea to try and get financed through a government grant. The post US Government Grant Tips for New Business appeared first on The Startup Magazine.

President Obama Wants the Tech Industry and Government to Collaborate Even More


SXSW Badgeholders […] The post President Obama Wants the Tech Industry and Government to Collaborate Even More appeared first on SiliconHills.

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My Last Post About This Election – Don’t Waste Your Vote

Feld Thoughts

Government election governmentPlease vote. Just so you know my bias before reading further, I’m voting for Hillary Clinton. This post is not aimed at you if you have already decided to vote for Clinton or for Trump. It is aimed at you if you haven’t voted, are considering not voting, or are voting for someone other than Clinton or Trump.

Elon Musk Says the Government Will Have to Pay Citizens a Salary. This Company Is Testing That Theory

Inc Startups

An experiment taking place in Kenya could drive a big conversation in the U.S. about how to deal with a future that includes fewer jobs for people

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What Happened In 2015

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

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How Innovation Governance Can Save Your Company (Five Ways To Make It Happen)


Put this buttoned-up concept together with its dreamy-eyed sibling and you have “innovation governance” — something that is sorely needed in many organizations. Innovation governance sounds like an oxymoron, but in fact it’s an extremely powerful concept.

A Startup Visa – The International Entrepreneurs Rule – Form I-941

Feld Thoughts

I’ve learned a lot about our federal government as part of this process and expect that the learning will continue. Government global eir coalition immigration international entrepreneurs rule Startup VisaOn Friday, the USCIS proposed The International Entrepreneurs Rule.

The Merrymaker Sisters: How Two Aussie Girls Quit Government Jobs, Launched A Healthy Food Business On Instagram And Today Lead The Merrymaker Business Empire by Yaro Starak

The post The Merrymaker Sisters: How Two Aussie Girls Quit Government Jobs, Launched A Healthy Food Business On Instagram And Today Lead The Merrymaker Business Empire appeared first on

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8 Tough Questions The US Government Is Not Answering About Russian Hacking

Inc Startups

While an investigation might be warranted, there are also several critical questions that we, the American people, should be asking our own government

How we confused the role of Government and Business

Start Up Blog

“We have come to rely upon capitalism for justice and the government for economic stimulation, precisely the opposite of what reason would suggest. It is the job of government to channel that energy and growth into socially useful avenues, without stifling what it seeks to channel. That’s the basic problem of our form of government: how to achieve a balance between economic vitality and justice. This is what is wrong with our current form of Government.

Hillary Clinton’s Initiative on Technology & Innovation

Feld Thoughts

Promote Multi-Stakeholder Internet Governance. Smarter and More Innovative Government. Make Government Simpler and More User Friendly. Open up More Government Data for Public Uses. Facilitate Citizen Engagement in Government Innovation. Use Technology to Improve Outcomes and Drive Government Accountability. Government clinton Innovation policy Technology

Time to Flip Power In America Upside Down

Feld Thoughts

I’m totally sick and exhausted with our federal government. She totally nails it – people at the top, then metros, then states, and then federal government following their leads. Government government immigration metropolitan revolution startup communities

Parents Ordered By Government To Destroy Doll That Can Spy On Children & Adults

Inc Startups

A German federal regulator has ordered parents to destroy a tech-enabled doll because of security risks that can transform the toy into an illegal, hidden surveillance device