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.

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?

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.

The Bullshit of Government Statistics

Feld Thoughts

It’s a simple game the government is playing with the numbers. Tags: Politics government statistics I just got the following breaking news alert from The New York Times. Economy Adds 290,000 Jobs in April; Jobless Rate Rises to 9.9%”. Let’s parse this. The first clause says “U.S. Economy Adds 290,000 Jobs in April.” This means to me that a bunch of people found new jobs in April. A bunch. Good economy. The second clause says “Jobless Rate Rises to 9.9%.”

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.&#

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?

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?

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.

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.

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.

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?

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

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.

Governments and Business Model Innovation

deal architect

The DOJ is suing Apple and several book publishers over e-Book pricing. In a word, I am ambivalent. In my new book, I have a whole chapter on business model innovation facilitated by technology. Here is an extract: It was. Industry Commentary

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.

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.

Government Support – Congrats to EkoStinger!

ithacaVC

I am always very cautious when it comes to government grants and government supported competitions. Apart from SBIR/STIR grants (which often literally are used to start companies based on university research), my general view is that startups should NOT overly rely on the government for anything.

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.

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

Widespread UK Business Sector Welcomes Government’s New “Industrial Strategy” White Paper

YoungUpstarts

The UK government earlier unveiled a highly anticipated industrial strategy designed to tackle Britain’s productivity woes and championing sectors such as Construction, Manufacturing, Automotive and Life sciences. There will be more to come – hopefully, under future government as well.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

ReadWriteStart

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.

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

YoungUpstarts

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.

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?

What to Do About Bad Government

Growthink Blog

read more. Jay Turo

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.

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.

Obstructionism is terrible governance

Reid Hoffman

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

Free Government Money for Startups

David Teten

A few weeks ago, Fred Wilson discussed the role of government grants in helping launch tech companies. Fred is not a fan and argues that evaluating and aiding early-stage companies is not a core competency of government organizations.

The Government’s Amazing International Business Dating Service

Austin Startup

Did you know that the government was in the dating industry? I mean, technically it is a “business matchmaking service,” but let’s be serious, the government is hooking businesses up internationally, and it is pretty amazing. Can the government seriously help me?

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.

Government and IT: A recipe for rip-offs

deal architect

It says “The Government's over-reliance on large contractors for its IT needs combined with a lack of in-house skills is a. That’s the title of a report by the Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) of the UK House of Commons. Industry Commentary

Startup firms partnering with government? Really?

Austin Startup

And yet, in spite of all this, small emerging firms are largely left out of government contracting. Selling to the government is a slow process in the beginning. They dislike bureaucratic processes even more, so the government marketplace has never been an attractive option for startup firms. Yet, small, emerging firms have much to offer government. Last month, the General Services Administration posted a guide to help startups navigate government contracting.

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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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.