Massachusetts Global Entrepreneur In Residence Five Year Results

Feld Thoughts

It’s a national effort, led by Craig Montuori, that is modeled after an extremely successful program in Massachusetts, led by William Brah at the University of Massachusetts. The results in Massachusetts have been extraordinary.

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.

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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.

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.

How Massachusetts Tried To Fleece Its Technology Sector With “Tech Tax”

ReadWriteStart

Massachusetts needs money. But Massachusetts looked at its burgeoning technology sector and thought that it could squeeze at least $160 million a year out the Commonwealth’s startups and established technology firms for funding of a transportation bill. So, the Massachusetts “Tech Tax” was born. And, for once, the Massachusetts legislature listened. Tech Tax Hurt Massachusetts Innovation. Massachusetts Tech Companies Need Protection.

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.

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.

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.

Help Ban Non-Competes In Massachusetts

Altgate

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.

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.

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Making Elections Resilient Against Pandemics

David Cohen

Included were a former Director at the NSA, a County Clerk in Utah, a State Election Director in Oregon, and the first woman state treasurer and a former nominee for Governor in Massachusetts. Conversation: Making Elections Resilient Against Pandemics.

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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

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.

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.

Does Your Small Business Need Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

YoungUpstarts

These include Arkansas, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah. by Veronica Baxter. Perhaps. Statutory workers’ compensation laws are particular to each state, but in general, businesses having employees that are not large enough to self-insure must carry workers’ comp insurance.

Entrepreneurship For All in Longmont, Colorado

Feld Thoughts

In Massachusetts (where they are based), they run programs in cities like Lawrence, MA, and Lowell, MA – both recovering factory/mill towns that lost their economic driver years ago when most of the factories closed down. Amy and I recently decided to support Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll) and their national expansion to Colorado through our Anchor Point Foundation.

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. Startup Stories is a series of short documentaries about TechStars companies, hosted exclusively by The Next Web. This time, we’re taking a look at bike sharing startup Zagster.

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.

When Planning A Startup, A Top Priority Is Location

Startup Professionals Musings

Since 2006, the number of startups founded and funded outside of California, Massachusetts, and New York, has grown by more than 65 percent. 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. I still have to tell some entrepreneurs that even with the best idea, they have to move to Silicon Valley to find the investors they need, or they need to move to the U.S.

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. I’m a strong believer that investors invest in people, before they invest in a business plan, or an idea.

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. That sense of inspiration through organic play became the value proposition for Surprise Ride, a monthly subscription service which offers thematic play for kids ages 6 to 11. Thanks to an appearance on Shark Tank last year, the Washington, D.C.-based

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.

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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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. California (Silicon Valley), Massachusetts (Boston), NY, Washington, and Texas held as the top 5 states for venture capital in 2012, but overall, 38 states got in on the action. 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.

Why The Government is Isn’t a Bigger Version of a Startup

Steve Blank

After World War II, the military-academic relationship that was so effective against Germany and Japan mobilized to face the Soviet threat and almost every research university (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford, Caltech, Harvard, Columbia, Johns Hopkins, University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin, Cornell, University of Chicago, and many others) continued to engage in weapon systems research during the Cold War. This article previously appeared in War On The Rocks.

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.

Book: One Base at a Time

Feld Thoughts

My oldest daughter was studying psychology and interning at the newly formed Home Base Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and I thought the article might give me some insight into what she was learning. 29 years of nightmares. Over 10,000 nights in a row. That’s hard to fathom.

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.

How To Become A Real Estate Agent

YoungUpstarts

New York state, for example, has reciprocity with several states, including Massachusetts, Georgia, Arkansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Mississippi, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. There are nearly two million active real estate agents in the United States today, according to the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials. Real estate agents face new challenges and situations every day, so their days are never dull or boring.

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. Article after article has been written in support of putting this policy forward to increase the dynamism of our ecosystem and send a message to the broader innovation community that Massachusetts is a great place to start and develop your career.

Entrepreneurial Journey Takes Melvin Brewing To Denver’s Heights and Beyond

The Startup Magazine

They have also begun to test the waters for distribution in Massachusetts. Jeremy Tofte’s family background in the beer business shows through in his work with Melvin Brewing.

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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.

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? Either ways, the rules of the game are pretty simple – the more you network, the better you get at your job.

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. I’m a strong believer that investors invest in people, before they invest in a business plan, or an idea.

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. The event, thrown by a conglomeration of Boston companies headed by Gemvara , was a bit of a celebration of the Boston startup community but also signified the progress and importance of the technology ecosystem to the Massachusetts economy.

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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. A solution, of course, is to attract less emails, but that’s not feasible. The more practical one is to find a way to manage and prioritize incoming emails.

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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. I still have to tell some entrepreneurs that even with the best idea, they have to move to Silicon Valley to find the investors they need, or they need to move to the U.S.

The Changing Nature of Entrepreneurship | EforAll

VC Adventure

EforAll is up and running in 9 communities in Massachusetts and Colorado and, to date, they’ve supported entrepreneurs in starting almost 350 businesses, 83% of which continue to be actively pursued by their founders. Entrepreneurship in the United States is changing pretty dramatically – in ways that many of us have failed to notice or understand. Specifically t oday’s American entrepreneurs are more likely to be female and non-white.

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/ ).

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.

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. I still have to tell some entrepreneurs that even with the best idea, they have to move to Silicon Valley to find the investors they need, or they need to move to the U.S.