Governance

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As the price of bitcoin rose to over $11,000 this morning (from lows near $6000 two weeks ago), governance was a key theme over the past week. The Ethereum community is grappling with its own governance roadmap, with an active debate currently underway on how to resolve issues of lost funds due to hacks or vulnerabilities in smart contracts. The post Governance appeared first on The Barefoot VC.

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.

Does The Government Already Have All Of Our Data?

Feld Thoughts

Near the end of the week last week, the lastest “the US government is spying on US citizens” scandal broke. Government Says Secret Court Opinion on Law Underlying PRISM Program Needs to Stay Secret. The post Does The Government Already Have All Of Our Data?

Can the Bitcoin code be forbidden by democratic governments?

The Startup Magazine

No democratic government will ever ban technology. By their nature, governments must protect innovation. In the long run, a healthy strategy for a government is to encourage innovation, including the use of cryptocurrency. What can the governments win from bitcoin?

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.

Why Governments Don’t Get Startups

Steve Blank

When I read policy papers by government organizations trying to replicate the lessons from the valley, I’m struck how they seem to miss some basic lessons. Any government that starts public financing entrepreneurship better have a plan to get out of it by building a private VC industry.

Government Shouldn’t Be In The Accelerator Business

Feld Thoughts

This article originally appeared online at Inc.com 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.

How Federal Government Can Help Entrepreneurship

Feld Thoughts

Over the past few years, I’ve spent some time thinking about how the government can help entrepreneurship. It started with my role as the co-chairman of the Colorado Governors Innovation Council which was my first involvement in any formal way with any government initiative. “ On my run yesterday, I mulled over the big activities that I thought the federal government could do to “build a more supportive environment for entrepreneurship.&#

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.

Need Ideas for Creative Alternatives to Government Paralysis

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

I’m sick of having a dysfunctional government. I think this crazy partial government shutdown is probably going to happen, and to me this signals a new low. I think both sides share the blame in this, and, it will require both sides to return to a productive government.

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.”

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?

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

U.S. Government Embraces Crowdsourcing

crowdSPRING Blog

Within the next 120 days, the administration will release a web-based platform to manage the government’s crowdsourcing efforts. Here’s the opening paragraph of the government’s memorandum: At the outset of his Administration, President Barack Obama signed the Memorandum on.

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.

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.

Should Government Help Fund Startups? | VentureArchetypes Blog.

Seed Stage Capital

skip to main | skip to sidebar 18 May 2009 Should Government Help Fund Startups? Ive been running an ongoing, informal debate about the role government should play in encouraging entrepreneurship. We like to say that the government should be the ones to take over.

Obstructionism is terrible governance

Reid Hoffman

Links governmentAs an entrepreneur and investor, I prioritize construction and collaboration.

How Latin American governments are assisting their local startup ecosystems

The Next Web

Launching a successful startup in an environment which lacks a supportive local business ecosystem and startup friendly government, can become nigh on impossible. Launching a successful startup is hard work.

9 Ways the Government Shutdown Could Affect Your Small Business

Inc Startups

The Senate failed to pass a stopgap measure so the government is officially shut down.

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?

Verizons Ethics and Governance

deal architect

In 2007, when Verizon was negotiating Congressional immunity for its role in wiretapping, I wanted to be a fly on the wall to hear how its Shared Success Council (its ethics committee which reports to the Board) was reconciling government

Government Grants are Not as Free as You Think

Startup Professionals Musings

It’s time for you to meet state and local government officials, make them aware of what you are doing, and get them excited and working for you. entrepreneur startup government grants free business

Why governments support venture capital

The Equity Kicker

The Canadian government is investing directly in funds, some other governments have followed that model whilst others achieve the same result via manipulation of the tax code.

How This Couple Combined Their Expertise to Become a Major Contractor for the Government

Inc Startups

The couple behind 2M Research broke into government consulting without any experience.

Government Grants Cost No Equity, But are Not Free

Startup Professionals Musings

Since government grants are funded by tax dollars for specific industries and research, usage of grant funds is carefully monitored. For example, federal and state governments don’t provide grants for starting a business, paying off debts, or covering operational expenses.

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.

The untapped Open Data opportunity: who will unlock government data?

Version One Ventures

I’m fascinated by the Open Data movement, particularly when it comes to government where the concept of open data hinges on the belief that data is a public asset – just like highways and parks – and should be made available to all. Making data available, discoverable, and usable will help improve the effectiveness of governments, strengthen our democracy, as well as create opportunities to improve everyone’s quality of life.

The Case for Government Support of Innovation

Inc Startups

Government involvement in business isn't necessarily a bad thing. Sometimes it's critical for innovation

The Ethics in Government Act (1978) - Great Resource For Debate

Chaganomics

The Ethics in Government Act of 1978 is a United States federal law that came about during he Nixon scandals. It created mandatory, public disclosure of financial and employment history of public officials and their immediate family" - Wikipedia PDF of document from the US House: The Ethics in Government Act of 1978 Morrison v. The law was originally passed in '78 during the Nixon scandals.

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.

Indian Government Taking a Look at Bitcoin and Crypto-Currencies

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Whether intended or not, he has prompted other government officials within the Indian government to use the same argument to question the validity of allowing Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies to be traded among the Indian people. Kalra simply believes that the government is taking the position they need to take more time to look at the government’s regulating options. These are the very issues currently being raised by government officials in South Korea and China.

Alibaba S-1: How Alibaba Is Governed Like China’s Politburo

Agile VC

Some context… like many startups, the founders of Alibaba still own substantial stakes in the company and believe it’s in the company’s best interests for them to retain an outsized influence in the company’s governance longer term.

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

YoungUpstarts

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.

Popular Drone Maker DJI May Be Sending Customer Videos To The Chinese Government

Inc Startups

A US Government memo claims that the drone manufacturer is supplying the Chinese government with information then used for espionage and commercial purposes.

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 SBA Is the Rare Government Agency That's Working. Here's Why That Matters for Entrepreneurs

Inc Startups

The SBA seems to be the only government agency that is working well in these partisan times. Money

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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.

3 Government Apps That Make City Living a Little Easier

Inc Startups

Ask anyone what app they wish their city's government offered, and they'll tell you. Here is why more cities need to tap into that wish list. Technology

U.S. Government Continues To Embrace Crowdsourcing

crowdSPRING Blog

Government adopted a new policy promoting government crowdsourcing initiatives at the national level. It’s great to see the government follow-through on its commitment to leverage crowdsourcing to solve complex public problems – and to help private industry in the process.

U.S. Government Continues To Embrace Crowdsourcing

crowdSPRING Blog

Government adopted a new policy promoting government crowdsourcing initiatives at the national level. It’s great to see the government follow-through on its commitment to leverage crowdsourcing to solve complex public problems – and to help private industry in the process.