Massachusetts Has An Innovative Approach To Immigration Reform

Feld Thoughts

Two big proposals from Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick today. He’s also proposing an incredibly clever and innovative approach to immigration reform applicable only to Massachusetts. The Massachusetts non-competition situation has always been stupid. The post Massachusetts Has An Innovative Approach To Immigration Reform appeared first on Feld Thoughts. First, he’s proposing to ban non-competition agreements.

Startups at 351 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge, MA

Feld Thoughts

I lived at ADP at 351 Massachusetts Avenue for four years as an undergraduate at MIT. But Feld Technologies wasn’t the first company I started at 351 Massachusetts Avenue – that honor went to Martingale Software and my partners Dave Jilk, Sameer Gandhi, Andy Mina, and Jeff Pierick.

California, Massachusetts, New York, Colorado

VC Adventure

California, Massachusetts, New York, Colorado. That’s the order of states with the greatest dollar value of seed and early stage investment according to a PWC MoneyTree study that my partner Jason blogged about today. 290M invested in 41 companies based in Colorado in 2011. Compare that with 2006 when Colorado ranked 12th on the list with just under $ 90M invested in 32 companies.

Do You Consider Yourself a Texan?

Feld Thoughts

I answered that I grew up in Texas, live in Colorado, was born in Arkansas, and went to school in Massachusetts. While Massachusetts was very good to me, I never felt at home living in Boston or Cambridge. Places arkansas Colorado massachusetts texasDid you know that 28.5714% of the partners at Foundry Group are Texans? Recently, I was asked if I consider myself a Texan.

California, Massachusetts, New York, Colorado

VC Adventure

California, Massachusetts, New York, Colorado. That’s the order of states with the greatest dollar value of seed and early stage investment according to a PWC MoneyTree study that my partner Jason blogged about today. 290M invested in 41 companies based in Colorado in 2011. Compare that with 2006 when Colorado ranked 12th on the list with just under $90M invested in 32 companies.

Massachusetts Sales Tax “Fairness”

Andrew Payne

In case you missed it, H.1731 and S.1554 are winding their way through the Massachusetts legislature. But I object to these bills because they put Massachusetts at a competitive disadvantage in the emerging Internet economy, at a time when more entrepreneurs are eyeing NY and CA for new companies, instead of MA. These bills attempt to make large vendors like Amazon subject to state tax, by arguing that MA-based affiliates create an in-state presence.

Changing How We Think About Education

Feld Thoughts

Education Chris Rogers Ken Robinson lego Massachusetts Institute of Technology startup weekend Tufts UniversityOn Friday I spent three hours at Tufts University meeting with Chris Rogers and a few of his colleagues at the Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach.

Time for Massachusetts to Pass Education Reform

Seeing Both Sides

This week, the Massachusetts Legislature is about to vote on a bill to (finally) reform education in Massachusetts - to lift the cap on charter schools, empower commissioners to reform the worst-performing schools and create "Readiness Schools" that get around the usual bureaucracy and drive towards academic excellence. And those of us who are passionate about the Innovation Economy in Massachusetts are too busy to hang around the State House and lobby.

Innovation, Class Warfare, and “A Level Playing Field”

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Warren is seeking to be the new Senator in the State of Massachusetts. Creativity and Self-Expression Entrepreneurial Innovation Inspirational Politics & Government Trends, Futurism, and Research class warfare Creativity Elizabeth Warren Enron Facebook free market Gregg Fraley level playing field Massachusetts military service of the poor NPR regulations society taxation Twitter USAElizabeth Warren made a very interesting comment at a recent campaign stop.

Welcome New York to the Global EIR Coalition

Feld Thoughts

The first program was in Massachusetts and is a state driven initiative. When we started the Global EIR Coalition last year, we knew that Massachusetts and Colorado would be straightforward since they were both in process (MA was done, CO was almost done.) If you are in a state other than Massachusetts, Colorado, and New York and are interested in playing a leadership role around the Global EIR Coalition, please email me.

Professors Pitch a New Mouse, Exercise Device and Better Catalysts at UT Austin

SiliconHills

It’s in good company with Stanford taking the top spot, followed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University. By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News The University of Texas ranks as the fourth most innovative university in the country, according to a recent report by Reuters. And Pitchbook, a venture capital research […] The post Professors Pitch a New Mouse, Exercise Device and Better Catalysts at UT Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Announcing the Global EIR Coalition

Feld Thoughts

Last year Jeff and a bunch of his friends in Massachusetts created the Massachusetts Global Entrepreneur in Residence pilot program. So when I started seeing what Jeff was doing in Massachusetts, I started working on a similar approach in Colorado with Craig Montuori, and Chris Nicholson of Venture Politics.

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Why Gateway Accelerate Is A Great Choice For International Entrepreneurs

Feld Thoughts

Missouri is our fourth state to go live following Massachusetts, Colorado, and Alaska. On September 15, 2016, UMSL Accelerate joined the Global EIR network and began taking applications for its international accelerator program, Gateway Accelerate. Today is the last day to apply , so if you are considering it, don’t wait. The goal of this program is to contribute to St.

Colorado Global EIR Program – Applications Open for 2016

Feld Thoughts

While Colorado is one of three states to have a program ( the others are Massachusetts and New York ) we are about to launch a few other states, including one I’m particularly excited about. Applications are open for the second group of Colorado Global Entrepreneurs in Residence. If you are interested in applying send a resume and a cover letter, including a statement of interest, to GEIR-apply@colorado.edu.

Global EIR and Silicon Valley Bank Funding Match

Feld Thoughts

SVB had previously supported the Global EIR program in Boston with the University of Massachusetts, so I was delighted when they jumped on the opportunity to join a fundraising match with me across the entire country.

Startup Stories: Zagster’s mission to make bike sharing simple

The Next Web

Founded in Philadelphia in 2007 as CityRyde and now headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Zagster helps property managers, hotels, businesses and universities across North America offer bike sharing programs to tenants, employees, guests and students.

Seed and Later Investments for Startups are Booming

Startup Professionals Musings

Massachusetts is a distant #3 but in terms of the rate of follow-on financing, Massachusetts has the highest rate. The number of startups getting seed funding in 2012 jumped by 65% over the previous year to a total of 1749, according to a recent report by CB Insights.

Right Entrepreneurs In The Right Place Get Funded

Startup Professionals Musings

California (Silicon Valley), New York (NYC), and Massachusetts (Boston) are the places to be in the US for venture capital attention. Co-founder companies are the norm in California, but 40-50% of the startups in New York and Massachusetts have only one founder.

Which startups should jump into the ‘Shark Tank’?

The Next Web

Growing up in Canada, then Massachusetts, their dad taught the sisters how to engrave plastic, recycle metal and create art using global stamps and coins. As child refugees from Lebanon, Donna and Rosy Khalife knew how to get creative.

Which U.S. States Are the Most Entrepreneurial?

ReadWriteStart

According to FormDs.com's findings, Massachusetts leads the pack with 100 fundraisings per million people, but Colorado comes in a close second with 95 fundraisings per million people. When looking at those figures, Massachusetts still leads the other states at $418 per person. The website FormDs.com has posted a very interesting map with a breakdown of investment dollars over the course of the past year.

7 Social Media Events In 2015 Most That You Can Still Make To

Brandanew

Place: Boston, Massachusetts. Place: Boston, Massachusetts. Are you a social media enthusiast longing to network with those from your field? Or someone who is setting foot in the marketing world because they found social media to be their calling?

Trying Something New On Immigration In Colorado

Feld Thoughts

Through extensive work with Craig Montuori and leadership from Phil Weiser , the Dean of CU Law and head of Silicon Flatirons, we’ve come up with a neat approach that follows from the work that was done in Massachusetts, led by Jeff Bussgang and others, and originally approved as a major state initiative , only to see its funding pulled back after the recent election cycle.

What are the top VC firms and angel groups in Seattle/Portland/Vancouver (or Pacific Northwest area)?

Gust

In particular, the first two, Alliance of Angels and Bellingham Angel Group, are two of the preeminent groups in the country, easily rivaling those of us in California, New York and Massachusetts. The Pacific Northwest has some of the best and most active angel groups in the country (and I say that coming from New York!) Check out: Alliance of Angels - Seattle, WA ( [link] els.com/ ). Bellingham Angel Group - Bellingham, WA ( [link] els.com/ ).

Right Entrepreneurs In The Right Place Get Funded

Gust

California (Silicon Valley), New York (NYC), and Massachusetts (Boston) are the places to be in the US for venture capital attention. Co-founder companies are the norm in California, but 40-50% of the startups in New York and Massachusetts have only one founder.

Year-End VC Report Shows Strength of Internet & Early Stage Investment

ReadWriteStart

New York Takes the #2 Spot For Tech VC from Massachusetts. Massachusetts, 207. billion for Massachusetts. Sure, this isn't a rousting of Massachusetts by New York.

It's All About Talent (part 2) - Eliminating Non-Competes

Seeing Both Sides

For the last few years, many leaders in the Massachusetts innovation community have been arguing that non-compete agreements should be eliminated.

Hacking Immigration - The Global EIR Coalition

Seeing Both Sides

With the Global EIR program , pioneered by Massachusetts and Colorado , a model has been developed for companies to partner with universities to allow entrepreneurs to become exempt from the stifling H1-B visa cap. Yesterday, the Massachusetts state legislature reaffirmed their support for the program, which was originally proposed by former Governor Deval Patrick and now has been endorsed by Governor Charlie Baker. Our immigration reform system is broken. That isn''t new news.

Why Small Businesses Should Adopt A Geofencing Marketing Strategy

YoungUpstarts

For example, Massachusetts doesn’t allow geofencing near medical facilities. by Christopher Burres, owner of eWebResults. If you own a small business, you should know that internet marketing is essential to your company’s success.

VC Activity In Q1 2011 Back To Pre-Recession Levels

ReadWriteStart

Sorry Massachusetts, New York has pulled ahead in VC funding. billion for Massachusetts. While the news is good out of Massachusetts, some of the other states that have long been known as tech centers didn't fare so well.

4 Key Questions To Identify Your Ideal Startup Site

Startup Professionals Musings

Since 2006, the number of startups founded and funded outside of California, Massachusetts, and New York, has grown by almost 65%. Even in this age of globalization and virtualization, the geographic area where you choose to live and work can still make or break your startup business.

How To Speak Your Audience’s Language

YoungUpstarts

At the Harvard Kennedy School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, we use the term “across the river” to refer to the Harvard Business School, which sits across the Charles River in the town of Allston.

Venture Capital Investors Look Beyond Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

California (Silicon Valley), New York (NYC), and Massachusetts (Boston) are the places to be in the US for venture capital attention. Co-founder companies are the norm in California, but 40-50% of the startups in New York and Massachusetts have only one founder.

ADPrentice 2010

Feld Thoughts

My frat at MIT has spawned numerous startups that I’ve written about in the past, including my post on 351 Massachusetts Avenue (home of the first office for my first company – Feld Technologies). On Saturday, I spent the day with my MIT fraternity (the Lambda Phi Chapter of Alpha Delta Phi) at the Microsoft NERD facility in Cambridge next to MIT.

Who is Getting Venture Capital Money This Year?

Startup Professionals Musings

California (Silicon Valley), New York (NYC), and Massachusetts (Boston) are the places to be in the US for venture capital attention. Co-founder companies are the norm in California, but 40-50% of the startups in New York and Massachusetts have only one founder.

How To Find The Best City For Your Type Of Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Since 2006, the number of startups founded and funded outside of California, Massachusetts, and New York, has grown by almost 65%. Even in this age of globalization and virtualization, the geographic area where you choose to live and work can still make or break your startup business.

What Was The Address of Your First Real Office?

Feld Thoughts

While I had offices in my bedroom at my fraternity (351 Massachusetts Avenue) and in my bedroom at my parents house in Dallas, this was my first real office. I’m fascinated with first offices. I’m not talking about the bedroom, the dorm room, the garage, or the apartment. I’m talking about the first real office. Here’s mine. Bill Warner took this picture of me standing in front of 875 Main Street in Cambridge, MA last year.

The Pitfalls Of State And Local Taxation For Startup Companies

YoungUpstarts

Alabama, South Dakota, Tennessee, Massachusetts, Vermont and Wyoming have all adopted economic nexus rules effective during 2017 or prior with regard to sales and use tax. by Rebecca Stidham, Senior Manager – Tax Services at OUM & Co.

SaneBox Helps Manage Your (Exploding) Email Inbox

YoungUpstarts

According to Boston, Massachusetts-based SaneBox , its users save an average of two hours a week with its service. Admit it – if you’re anything near as busy as I am, you’ve hit the delete button on countless less significant emails in your email inbox.

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From Berlin To Boston: Which City Is Best For Your Startup?

YoungUpstarts

Boston, Massachusetts. One of the best things about setting up a startup these days is that nothing is out of bounds thanks to the Internet. You can now trade with clients in other continents. And there is a wealth of resources online that you can help yourself to whenever you need them.

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In Boston, a School to Learn How to Work at a Startup

ReadWriteStart

For years, the Boston tech scene has lamented the fact that many of its best and brightest grab a prestigious diploma or hook up with a hot startup and flee Massachusetts. Have you thought about joining a startup, but have no idea what you could possibly offer?

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Where To Find The Most Angels To Fund Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

This is an online platform connecting entrepreneurs based in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont, with Angel investors worldwide.

1985: Oil Prices Will Go Up Forever

Feld Thoughts

I never knew what it was going to be, so I was always very excited when the blue Petcom check showed up at 351 Massachusetts Avenue in my mail cubby. This is not a post about a bubble, real or imagined. It’s a lesson from when I was 20 years old. I showed up at MIT as an eager freshman. I was 17, from Dallas, with a nice pair of cowboy boots and long hair. On my first day, at the freshman picnic, I heard that 50% of us would end up in the bottom half of our class.

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Portfolio POV: What’s Trending on Everipedia?

Mucker Lab

Dave Liebowitz is a recent graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and majored in political science while double minoring in history and philosophy. Guest post by Dave Liebowitz.