Looking For Several Startup Visa Supporters in Texas, California, and Virginia

Feld Thoughts

If you support the Startup Visa and are in the congressional district for Congressman Lamar Smith (TX-21), Darrell Issa (CA-49), or Bob Goodlatte (VA-6) I’d like to talk to you – please drop me an email. Startup Visa

“WHAT WAS ALL THIS VIDEO???” Five Questions with Magic & Loss Author Virginia Heffernan

Hunter Walker

Oh I was so intimidated to meet Virginia Heffernan for the first time. Virginia recently wrote Magic and Loss , an amazing and well-received book about the Internet as art. Virginia Heffernan: Part of the reason for the development of critical theory—literary theory, art theory—in the 20th century is that critics recognized that without it all they were doing was generating just one more reading of a specific work.

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“WHAT WAS ALL THIS VIDEO???” Five Questions with Magic & Loss Author Virginia Heffernan

Hunter Walker

Oh I was so intimidated to meet Virginia Heffernan for the first time. Virginia recently wrote Magic and Loss , an amazing and well-received book about the Internet as art. Virginia Heffernan: Part of the reason for the development of critical theory—literary theory, art theory—in the 20th century is that critics recognized that without it all they were doing was generating just one more reading of a specific work.

The Delusions of Entrepreneurs Matter | Virginia Postrel

Campus Entrepreneurship

Not only did I find an incredibly interesting piece by Virginia Postrel, In Praise of Irrational Exuberance , but it turns out that another GMU economist, John V.C. Nye , has some fascinating research and thoughts on how our modern, innovative economy can thrive, or not. Thanks to Tim Kane at Growthology for the find). From Postrel : Nye, now at George Mason University, argues that countries become economically stagnant when their business people become too mature and rational.

Austin and Virginia Beach ranked most business-friendly cities

entrepreMusings

Austin and Virginia Beach ranked most business-friendly cities. (San The top performing cities were Austin, Virginia Beach and Houston. I received a request to post this info back in April, but just now had the time to get it on the blog. It’s a bit dated but still useful especially since Austin, Texas made the list for being one of the most friendly places for small businesses!

British Airways Dreamliner: The Wellness Plane

SiliconHills

Austin British Airways Fred Schmidt Glenn Morgan Homeaway Jon Driscoll Mass Relevance Matt Curtis Spredfast Virginia Miracle By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News The British Airways direct flight that just started its inaugural journeys back and forth from London to Austin isn’t your average plane ride. It has been calibrated to reduce jetlag. For example, the lighting is different from other planes.

Useful Buzzwords: What’s “Affordable Loss”

Up and Running

Saras Sarasvathy , of the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. Uncategorized affordable loss angel investment Darden School of Business Inc.com Leigh Buchanon Saras Sarasvathy University of Virginia

The Death of the Open Web?

Up and Running

Take a quick read of The Medium–The Death of the Open Web on the nytimes.com site, by Virginia Heffernan. Tags: technology trends apps iPad iphone NYTimes.com open web smallbizlabs Steve King Virginia Heffernan I like a thoughtful analysis that puts some conceptual order into larger sweeping trends. She makes some very interesting points.

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MassChallenge Texas Awards $500,000 to Five Startups

SiliconHills

The company, based in Warrenton, Virginia installs high-speed fiber optic cable on roads, and parking lots. TRAXyL, a startup that installs high-speed Internet on roadways, received the top prize of $150,000 in cash from MassChallenge Texas in Austin on Thursday night. It coats the fiber optic cables in heavy-duty paint that can be glued on […]. The post MassChallenge Texas Awards $500,000 to Five Startups appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

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Eat, Pray, Love, and Vacation

entrepreMusings

Virginia Woolf wrote, ‘Across the broad continent of a woman’s life falls the shadow of a sword.’ Hamilton Pool. I just got back from a week long part stay-cation and part away-cation with some friends who live in two different cities.

Amazon Expands its Austin Tech Hub with 800 New Jobs and New Office Building

SiliconHills

Amazon, based in Seattle and Northern Virginia, already has more than 1,000 employees in Austin at two buildings in the Domain area. Amazon announced Thursday that it plans to add 800 jobs to its Austin Tech Hub. The jobs will be in the fields of software and hardware engineering, research science and cloud computing. And […]. The post Amazon Expands its Austin Tech Hub with 800 New Jobs and New Office Building appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

10 Startups Pitch at Techstars Austin Demo Day 2018

SiliconHills

This year’s class included six teams from the Carolinas and Virginia and four from Austin and half of them had female founders. By Laura Lorek Publisher of Silicon Hills News From dog walking services to robot teaching assistants, 10 startup founders pitched their ventures at the sixth annual Techstars Austin Demo Day. They made their […]. The post 10 Startups Pitch at Techstars Austin Demo Day 2018 appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

How One Woman’s Flat Tire Inspired A Global Trucking Movement

YoungUpstarts

You wouldn’t need a PhD to know that the driver of the car, Virginia, Ellen’s mother was out of sorts. Virginia was a strong person, but the signs were evident. Unfortunately, it seemed Virginia wasn’t going anywhere fast on that particular day. Virginia’s rear tire was flat and the July heat was driving the mercury level through the roof. Then Virginia harkened back to that fateful afternoon in July. Virginia smiled.

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Feminist Literature That I’m Reading

Feld Thoughts

A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf. In response to my post Book: Against Our Will: Men, Women and Rape several people asked me for the feminist literature reading list that Amy had put together for me. Following are the other ten books that I’m working my way through this fall. Sexual Politics by Kate Millet. Sisterhood is Forever by Robin Morgan. The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan. Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde. Ain’t I a Woman by bell hooks.

Chris Taylor Built Square Root into a Thriving Software Company in Austin with no Outside Investment

SiliconHills

By LAURA LOREK Publisher and Reporter with Silicon Hills News As a kid growing up in rural West Virginia, Chris Taylor launched his first entrepreneurial venture, ranching turtles. In the summertime, he would capture turtles from the woods and create a “Turtle Ranch” that people would pay $1 to visit. At the end of the […] The post Chris Taylor Built Square Root into a Thriving Software Company in Austin with no Outside Investment appeared first on SiliconHills.

Does Your Small Business Need Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

YoungUpstarts

These include Alabama, Mississippi, Missouri (all businesses except construction), Tennessee (if not construction, coal mining, or trades), West Virginia (if agriculture), In Florida, if you have an agricultural business and have six (6) or more employees and twelve (12) or more seasonal employees , you must carry workers’ compensation insurance. by Veronica Baxter. Perhaps.

Austin Loses its bid for Amazon’s HQ2

SiliconHills

The Seattle-based company announced this week it has selected New York City and Arlington, Virginia, as the locations for its new headquarters. Austin lost its bid for Amazon’s HQ2 project. Amazon plans to invest $5 billion and create more than 50,000 jobs in the new locations. The fundamentals that made Austin a top 20 finalist […]. The post Austin Loses its bid for Amazon’s HQ2 appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Austin-based Mood Media Buys focus4media

SiliconHills

Focus4media provides sight, sound, scent and system solutions to businesses in the mid-Atlantic region, including Alabama, Florida, Virginia and more […]. Austin-based Mood Media, the parent company of Muzak, announced Monday afternoon that it has acquired focus4media, one of the largest Mood independent affiliates in North America. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Technology, Innovation, and Modern War – Class 1

Steve Blank

For example, the F-35/B-21/KC-46 aircraft, Ford-Class Carriers, Columbia-class SSBN, Virginia-class SSN, M-1 tank upgrades, etc. We just had our first week of our new national security class Technology, Innovation and Modern War.

March 3-6, Birmingham, AL: Alternative Investing Conference

David Teten

Burton, III, Trustee, Commonwealth of Virginia Retirement Systems (VRS); Member, Board of Directors Chase Investment Counsel Corporation; Professor of Economics, University of Virginia. Mr. John Mcfarlane, Chairman of the Board, University of Virginia Investment Management Company (UVIMCO).

Be a Creator and Change the World Says Alexis Ohanian, Co-Founder of Reddit

SiliconHills

When Ohanian and his University of Virginia roommate, Steve Huffman, pitched their idea […] The post Be a Creator and Change the World Says Alexis Ohanian, Co-Founder of Reddit appeared first on SiliconHills. Everyone can be a creator now on the Internet, said Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit. It doesn’t take anything but an idea and an Internet connection, Ohanian said during an afternoon keynote address at Dell World held at the Austin Convention Center.

How To Trim Startup Operating Expenses Fast

YoungUpstarts

Whether you need to buy workers comp insurance in Arizona , Florida or Virginia, you need to research carefully to find the best rates, bearing in mind that requirements vary from state to state.

How one founder’s $5 million risk paid off

The Next Web

Since its humble inception, Nathan has grown Heyo from his dorm room at Virginia Tech to 10,000 paying customers, $2.5 Just last month, Nathan Latka took a risk: A public, five million dollar, business-defining risk. At 26, Nathan is already a bonafide startup icon.

Open Doors: Kimberly Wilson on building a strong connection with the community

Transformify - Recruiting

Our guest today is Kimberly Wilson, Deputy Director of Human Resources, Volunteers and Community Service, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Kimberly, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is an organisation that values volunteering and building a strong connection with the community. Diversity in hiring is at the heartbeat of what we do at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. What are the best D&I practices the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts?

Mentors-Plus-Capital Programs – Intense Incubation

Startup Professionals Musings

The latest entry is DayOne Ventures , just opened for business in Southwest Virginia, and seeking applicants. By Jim Flowers A few months ago, Marty invited me to comment on business incubation and what a startup company ought to expect from an incubator. Relationships , I said back then.

Why Teleportation Will Be Awesome

Feld Thoughts

As I sit in my hotel room in Virginia trying to fall asleep (and not succeeding), my mind has wandered to my trip here from Austin this morning and my trip home to Colorado tomorrow. Plus I’d be home now, instead of still in Virginia. During this contemplative moment, I’m fantasizing about teleportation. I would like to simply walk into a teleportation machine on this end and appear instantly in my house in Boulder. Then I’d be able to sleep in my bed tonight.

The 5 Best States In America For New Business

YoungUpstarts

Virginia. Virginia topped Forbes Magazine’s list of best states for business in 2013. Virginia is known for its educated workforce and diverse industry. by Lewis Robinson. Looking to start a business? Prospective business owners must make a myriad of choices before even opening up shop. One of the most important is where to locate the business.

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.

More Automation Is Coming! Bulletproof Your Career!

YoungUpstarts

Hess is a professor of business administration and Batten Executive-in-Residence at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and the author of 11 books, including “ The Physics of Business Growth: Mindsets, System, and Processes “ and “ Learn or Die: Using Science to Build a Leading-Edge Learning Organization “. by Edward D. Hess, author of “ Hyper-Learning: How to Adapt to the Speed of Change “ Everyone knows that jobs have been automated over the last 20 years.

Can Business Save The Earth?

YoungUpstarts

” and Tayloe Murphy Professor of Business Administration and Senior Associate Dean and Chief Strategy Officer at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. by Michael Lenox and Ronnie Chatterji, co-authors of “ Can Business Save the Earth?: Innovating Our Way to Sustainability “ Can business save the earth? For many observers, the question is preposterous.

Learn To Code With One Month Rails

YoungUpstarts

” Many students who have undergone the program and picked up web development include Sandi Lin, CEO and co-founder of Seattle-based Everpath ( www.everpath.org ), Bradley Kipp, co-founder of Virginia-based UpHex ( [link] ), and Mike Wyatt II, a GM factory worker-turned-developer based in Missouri. You have a great idea for an app or a startup but you have have absolutely no programming skills.

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Build The Sidewalks After The Paths Are Discovered

Mike Michalowicz

This is a picture (thanks to Google Maps) of the Virginia Tech drillfield, the center of campus. All the students living in dorms cross the drillfield every day to get to classes on the other side. The grey lines you see, crossing the drillfield are the sidewalks. The tan ones are paths made by students. It is interesting what you learn after the fact. The students (consumers) will blaze the paths that are most convenient for them.

[US] [Event] Launch Tennessee’s Southland Conference To Highlight South’s Top 50 Startup Companies

YoungUpstarts

” 50 startups have been selected – representing a broad cross section of the south, with companies from eight southern states including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia – to present and compete for the title of “Southland’s Most Innovative Startup” during the conference, with the winner walking away with a US$10,000 prize.

Do confidentiality agreements with time limits protect your trade secrets?

NZ Entrepreneur

The legal justification is that some states in the US (for example Kansas, Illinois and Virginia) will not enforce an indefinite obligation to keep information that is not a trade secret confidential. A lot of clients, particularly those based in the US, ask us about confidentiality agreements that include a time limit on the confidentiality obligations (usually between three and five years).

Keeping Corporate Culture

Mike Michalowicz

One of the employees explained that approximately half the staff was from other Cracker Barrel stores in Virginia and that they were here to get the Jersey employees up to speed. During a recent trip I stopped by one of my favorite chain restaurants, Cracker Barrel.*. It was a new store that had opened in New Jersey, yet I noticed many of the employees had southern accents.

Solidifying Startup Opportunities By Cutting Unnecessary Expenses

YoungUpstarts

Should you decide to go the prefabricated route, durable metal buildings in West Virginia can be sourced cost-effectively, and help you save. You should cut expenses wherever possible if you want to solidify your startup opportunities; at least, that’s one of the fourteen tips Entrepreneur.com indicates you should take into account. Where you work is also a big part of saving ; so being able to design a cost-effective production space is a considerable option.

Tips On Hiring A Web Design Service

YoungUpstarts

In fact, the crux of the matter is you get want you to pay for – CCM Web Virginia Beach , for instance, is a web design firm that excels in offers cost-effective plans. Carrying out business is not an easy task without a few of the different requirements. One such requirement is the need to have a good web design firm that can handle your online presence and help you in content management services. How would you search for a web design service for your business?

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The Big Bang. The Lean LaunchPad explodes at University of Maryland

Steve Blank

The DC, Maryland, and Virginia (DMV) region represents the most fertile science and technology region in the country with about $30 billion in federally-funded R&D. program in 2011, I approached Edmund Pendleton from University of Maryland, Jim Chung from George Washington University and Jack Lesko from Virginia Tech with the idea that together we could leverage the respective strengths of our institutions, and catalyze the region through I-Corps.

The Best Startup Incubators Have the Best People

Startup Professionals Musings

Incubators I hear mentioned most often include YCombinator , led by Paul Graham in Silicon Valley, and the VT KnowledgeWorks Business Acceleration Center at Virginia Tech, led by Jim Flowers.

10 Branding Elements And What They Mean

Brandanew

For instance Virginia Slims is a cigarette targeted at women. Branding is complex topic. Everybody uses the term “brand” but few will be able to clearly define it. We have had clients, who confuse branding with a website. While websites and digital presence is a significant aspect, it is a part of your overall brand.

Onward And Upward: Your Relocation For Work Guide

YoungUpstarts

Virginia. Did your dream job make an offer? It’s everything you want it to be – except it’s in another city, state, or even country altogether. Around 11% of all job seekers in 2018 relocated. The next person to make the big move could be you! Relocation for work is a serious business. In addition to the obvious advantages of the new position, there are social, professional and tax ramifications tied to relocating for a job. It can be exciting as well as stressful.

[Singapore] Online Healthcare Community Compare Clinic Launches

YoungUpstarts

“ Compare Clinic aims to help people lead happier lives by being a stepping stone to better health,” says Virginia Chan, Director of Compare Clinic. Singapore has a reputation for being one of the best places to seek excellent – if not cheap – healthcare in the region.

The First Thing I Learned In My Marketing Class

Growthink Blog

I was in my third year at the University of Virginia, and my professor, Sandra Schmidt, was simply awesome. I took my first marketing course 20 years ago. And I absolutely loved it. She was one of those professors who loved what she did. She was always smiling, spoke with great emotion, and truly loved marketing and teaching. And on the very first day of class, I still remember to this day, she asked us two questions to test our knowledge.