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. You can order Virginia’s book Magic & Loss: The Internet as Art RIGHT NOW

“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. You can order Virginia’s book Magic & Loss: The Internet as Art RIGHT NOW

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!

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.

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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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

50 Must Have Features to Include in Your Small Business Website

Brandanew

About Guest Author: Piyush Mangukiya is the founder and Managing Partner of 99MediaLab, a Virginia inbound marketing agency helping small businesses with mobile responsive websites, SEO, social media marketing and PPC campaigns.

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.

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?

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?:

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.

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.

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.*.

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.

There are Right and Wrong Ways to Add Amazon to NYC

This is going to be BIG.

It bothers me, for example, when condo builders get tax incentives to build luxury condos in NYC when it’s pretty clear you can still make plenty of money without them—and it’s not like they would pick up and start building condos in West Virginia if they got better tax treatment. I’m not a fan of protectionism.

Learn To Code With One Month Rails

YoungUpstarts

You have a great idea for an app or a startup but you have have absolutely no programming skills.

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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.

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.

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2013’s Top 10 Small Towns For Mobile Entrepreneurs

Mike Michalowicz

Poquoson, Virginia. Located just outside Hampton Roads and Norfolk, Virginia, this mobile entrepreneur friendly town has amazing views of the world’s largest natural harbour. Businessweek declared Poquoson as one of the safest communities in Virginia.

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5 Storytelling Experts Who Inspire Us (And What Brands Can Learn From Them)

Brandanew

One of the finest writers of the 21 century, Dalrymple’s roots can be traced back to Virginia Wolf. Storytelling is an art , an art propelled by the condition of life itself.

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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.

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

YoungUpstarts

How To Build Trust With Potential Clients

YoungUpstarts

When pitching a new client, I think it always comes down to trust,” says Graham Anthony, the principal and founder of Anthony Advisors, a mergers and acquisitions consultancy based in Charlottesville, Virginia. “Do

[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.

Doubling Down On a Good Thing: The National Science Foundation’s I-Corps Lite

Steve Blank

National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps Node (a collaboration among the University of Maryland, Virginia Tech, George Washington, and Johns Hopkins). I’ve known Edmund Pendleton from the University of Maryland as the Director of the D.C.

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crowdSPRING on Good Morning America

crowdSPRING Blog

Last year in our 12 Questions interview series, we profiled Tiffany Reed , a single mom living in Virginia and working as a graphic designer on crowdSPRING. This past week, Tiffany’s design work on crowdSPRING was covered by Good Morning America (America’s most popular morning show) on their national television show and an accompanying article – Small Biz 101: Resources on Crowd Sourcing. The video clip is below (the story about Tiffany starts at 1:51 of the clip).

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.

Welcome to The Frontier – An Ode To Startups

Feld Thoughts

“American democracy was born of no theorist’s dream; it was not carried in the Sarah Constant to Virginia, nor in the Mayflower to Plymouth. Following is a guest post by Zack Rosen , co-founder and CEO of Pantheon. Pantheon is building “A big badass platform that will run 30% of the Internet.” ” They are making it easy for professionals to build, launch, and run websites.

VC funding strong in Q3 2012, more mobile startups funded, seed deals bigger: Report

The Next Web

Virginia is number two in the amount of funding over the past quarter. Venture capital is still alive and well, at least it was in the third quarter of this year.

Hear This From SXSW: Lessons From Vets

Austin Startup

Ask Virginia : In 2015, Virginia became the first state to functionally end veteran homelessness. The Forrest Four-Cast: March 29, 2018 Military veterans hold a special place in our society. They’ve signed up for sacrifices most of us don’t ever have to contemplate.

5 Fall Must-Read Books for Entrepreneurs

Up and Running

Having acted as director of sports psychology at the University of Virginia for 20 years, Rotella also wrote the book “ Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect.”

The Audacious Plan to Make Electricity as Easy as WiFi

Both Sides of the Table

Note: Company headquarters is in Los Angeles with major R&D also happening in Northern Virginia. When I first met Meredith Perry she was 24. That was three months ago this week.