National Security Innovation just got a major boost in Washington

Steve Blank

Two good things just happened in Washington – these days that should be enough of a headline. First, someone ideal was just appointed to be Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense. Second, funding to teach our Hacking for Defense class across the country just was added to the National Defense Authorization Act. Interestingly enough, both events are about how the best and brightest can serve their country – and are testament to the work of two dedicated men.

Washington Post Launches Web Channel On Small Business

YoungUpstarts

The Washington Post has just launched On Small Business , a new online channel that focuses on entrepreneurship and small business. Resources Capital Business Entrepreneurship On Small Business online resource small business The Washington Post

Favor Launches in Washington, D.C.

SiliconHills

In its continued expansion across the country, Austin-based Favor announced this week it has launched in Washington, D.C. ” The company employs errand runners which […] The post Favor Launches in Washington, D.C. Favor is now available in 14 cities nationwide and in Canada. For the launch, the company is offering its first time customers in D.C. free delivery using the promo code “District.”

Today on Capitol Hill?—?A Venture Capitalist goes to Washington

Lightspeed Venture Partners

A Venture Capitalist goes to Washington appeared first on Lightspeed Venture Partners The post Today on Capitol Hill?—?A

Hands On Demo With Oblong In Washington, DC

Feld Thoughts

If you are in the Washington DC area and want to see a live demo, email me. Oblong is one of the most amazing companies I’ve ever had the honor to be involved with. We invested in them in 2007 when they were four people building on the incredible research and ideas of John Underkoffler. Today they are almost 100 people strong, have shipped an awesome set of products, and are on a path to fundamentally change the way we interact with computers.

Washington Report

Seeing Both Sides

Last Thursday, I helped lead a delegation of over one hundred CEOs to Washington DC - our most impressive turnout ever - to advocate for policies consistent with our values. There is a growing awareness in Washington on the importance of reducing regulatory burdens on business. In addition to my day job as an early-stage venture capitalist, I spend some time on civic activities - I think I must have gotten the social justice gene from my Dad.

What would you want to tell Washington DC about startups?

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Tuesday, September 8, 2009 What would you want to tell Washington DC about startups? Im writing this post from an airplane headed to Washington DC, where Ill be presenting at the Government 2.0 So heres my simple question: What do folks in Washington need to know about the global community of entrepreneurs? Hope your presentation here in Washington, DC reaches a few new minds today.

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2015 Challenge Cup Kicks off: Here are the winners from Washington, D.C.

The Next Web

The new year came early to 1776 last night. The D.C. incubator – which launched in February 2013 – hosted the first regional pitch of its 2015 Challenge Cup. Founders from four categories – health, education, energy, and cities – competed to represent D.C. at the Challenge Festival in May 2015.

Washington Out Of Control

Altgate

Washington, DC May 24: HBS Angels/VCs and Creating Portfolio Company Value

David Teten

I hope you can join me in Washington, DC, on Thursday, May 24, 2012, 5:30 PM To 8:30 PM for a talk and event sponsored by the HBS Club of Washington, DC. Angel Investing Background: This event will also be used to re-launch the angel investing activity of the HBS Club of Washington DC. RSVP required; No money can be taken at door. As I’ve previously blogged , I will soon publish the first formal study of best practices of VCs in improving portfolio company value.

Startup Day Across America on August 29

Feld Thoughts

Though it may seem as if politicians in Washington, D.C. Much progress has been made to ensure that those in Washington are hearing entrepreneurs’ concerns, but we still have a long way to go – especially with connecting politicians to those in the seed-stage technology sector. Politics Entrepreneurship events global accelerator network startup day across america startups washington

The Washington Post, Change, and Resistance in American Higher Education

Campus Entrepreneurship

The for-profit higher education space is currently under incredible scrutiny in Washington, with administration officials and many Senators supporting various regulatory actions that are unprecedented in the history of American Higher Education. Over at Inside Higher Education , Stephen Burd goes after the Washington Post Company because it owns the paper and Kaplan Inc.

Women’s Marches in Washington D.C. and all over the World!

entrepreMusings

Ashley Judd Recites ‘I Am a Nasty Woman’ Poem at Women’s March on Washington (Watch) (Variety) – Not suitable for kids because she repeats words our current President has said that have already been in the media. Wow, just wow!

Is Washington Poised to Create Yet Another Bubble?

The Entrepreneurial Mind

Well, Washington is at it again. Remember when the government pushed banks to lend to people who could not afford mortgages? That's right. We had the housing bubble that first over inflated our economy and then led to its collapse. We have all been suffering ever since. It seems that Fed Chief Bernanke is pushing banks to more lend to small businesses.

5 Financial Professionals Every Entrepreneur Needs On Their Team

YoungUpstarts

Washington, founder of Real Money Answers and author of “ Real Money Answers for Every Woman “ Your success, in any area of life, is strongly determined by the people you surround yourself with. by Patrice C.

How Paralegals are an Asset to Startup Law Firms

The Startup Magazine

As an example, all graduates of George Washington University Online come out of school with a number of valuable contacts. Legal insight George Washington University law firm Lawyer legal brief paralegal

Why Jeff Bezos bought The Washington Post and why he’s the most authentic leader going

Jeff Hilimire

Jeff Bezos just bought The Washington Post and the snarky tweets and blog posts are pouring in. So do I think he’ll be able to figure out how to take The Washington Post and successfully bring it into the digital age?

Maximizing shareholder value: The goal that changed corporate America – The Washington Post

Scalable Startup

Maximizing shareholder value: The goal that changed corporate America – The Washington Post. via Maximizing shareholder value: The goal that changed corporate America – The Washington Post. Business Development CEO Succession founder Revenue Growth SaaS startup CEO Tom Nora

Monday Motivation – Claim Your Dream

Hearpreneur

Inspiration denzel washington motivation videoThis motivational video is for entrepreneurs, startups and business owners to start their week off on the right foot.

Rural Broadband Necessary for Rural Innovation

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Writing you today from Three Oaks, Michigan, aka “Michiana” Steve Case’s article this morning in the Washington Post – Why innovation and start-ups are thriving in ‘flyover’ country – is spot on.

The Scott Brown Upset Win - A Referendum on Washington AND Wall Street

Growthink Blog

It is Washington. Never in my lifetime have I seen Americans as mad with the "system" as they are right now. And never have more Americans agreed on what that "system" is: 1. The "out to lunch and out of touch" tone and policy responses from both Democrats and so-called free market Republicans to the historical economic crisis facing American families and small businesses. It is Wall Street.

A New Era of Fundraising for Start-Ups, Crowdfunding now Legal and Web-enabled

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

The Washington Post has a good take on this aspect of things. Readers of this blog know that I advocated for the passage of the JOBS Act (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) in the USA. This is H.R. The good news is that the bill has passed the US Senate.

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Brainstorming “Doesn’t Work” Article Mis-interprets Smith/KohnStudy

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Jena McGregor (@jenamcgregor) wrote an interesting piece recently for the Washington Post titled “Why Brainstorming Doesn’t Work.” Creativity and Self-Expression Idea Generation Innovation Alex Osborn brainstorming Creativity facilitation Gregg Fraley ideas ideation Jena McGregor multi-modal ideation Nicolas Kohn Steve Smith Texas A&M University of Texas Washington Post Why Brainstorming Doesn't Work

First 100 Days: Washington Has Become the New, New York

Seeing Both Sides

Instead, Washington DC has in many ways become the New, New York. As you would expect, the CEOs were keen to hobnob with the Washington elite and their peers. broadband, wireless), then what's going on in Washington DC matters to you. But for companies outside of NY, it is simply less relevant, whereas Washington has gone from being irrelevant, to suddenly centrally relevant. Personally, I don't believe this power shift to Washington DC is entirely a good thing.

Startup Visa update

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Saturday, March 6, 2010 Startup Visa update As I write this, I am traveling at 30,000 feet on Virgin Americas excellent IAD->SFO nonstop, following an intense few days of conversations in Washington, DC about the Startup Visa.

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Inforumpeeling an onion

deal architect

At Inforum in Washington this week, I only got a detailed briefing about the Retail vertical. I wrote last week that I was looking forward to getting an update on Infor’s verticals – hospitality, healthcare, manufacturing, logistics, retail and others. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

Unintended Lessons

Steve Blank

We started in North Carolina eating BBQ and enjoying the Southern culture, went through Washington D.C

Better No Excuse Than a Bad One

Up and Running

12, and George Washington’s birthday on Feb. But even so, here are some of my favorite quotes from George Washington: Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation. Tags: startup advice George Washington Presidents' Day

Support the Startup Founders Visa with a tweet

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Saturday, September 19, 2009 Support the Startup Founders Visa with a tweet Its been an exhilarating first day here in Washington DC for the Geeks on a Plane tour. Labels: startup visa Support the Startup Founders Visa with a tweet Its been an exhilarating first day here in Washington DC for the Geeks on a Plane tour.

Alumni Networking

Eric Friedman

As a geek I was also happy to see George Washington University is using Google apps for their email provider. George Washington University GWSB GWUI recently updated my alumni profile (or created one actually) at GW and have been thinking about the idea of alumni networking.

The Comparative Advantage of Nations applied to technology

deal architect

As Washington, London and other world capitals debate and revisit classical global trade thinking, a remarkable change has been happening in the technology world.

Berlin: Startup Home As A Service

Feld Thoughts

The Washington DC startup community is called Washington DC. I thought this was outrageously brilliant. Thanks to Andrew Hyde for sending it to me. For a long time I’ve ranted against naming your startup community “Silicon Whatever.”

Taking Silicon Valley’s Innovation Message to Washington: A Special Event on Cyber Security at the National Press Club June 25th Sponsored by the Security Innovation Network

Pascal's View

  The non-profit Security Innovation Network , on whose board of directors I now serve, is taking this message to Washington on June 25th.

Oracle HCM World: Fracking for Talent

deal architect

Thomas Smouse, VP of Administration and HR at Newfield Exploration, an attendee at Oracle’s HCM event this week in Washington, DC, appropriately framed for me the rapidly changing talent market. The oil and gas industry has been transformed with innovations. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

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Gov 2.0 Summit wrap-up

Startup Lessons Learned

Summit in Washington DC last week. Summit wrap-up International tour about to begin The cardinal sin of community management Happy blogiversary (my present: a brand new URL) What would you want to tell Washington DC about st. Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Tuesday, September 15, 2009 Gov 2.0 Summit wrap-up I had an incredible time at the Gov 2.0 Ive never seen such a mixed crowd of entrepreneurs, vendors, and policy makers all in one place. There was quite an exchange of ideas.

International tour about to begin

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Monday, September 14, 2009 International tour about to begin For my international readers: are you in Washington DC, Paris, Barcelona, London, Amsterdam, Malmo, or even Oulu, Finland? Summit wrap-up International tour about to begin The cardinal sin of community management Happy blogiversary (my present: a brand new URL) What would you want to tell Washington DC about st.

One Giant Leap For Mankind

entrepreMusings

He was the first man to walk on the moon (Washington Post). According to the Washington Post article: “ Although the world remembers him best for walking on the moon, Mr. Armstrong recalled his time on the surface as anticlimactic, “something we looked on as reasonably safe and predictable.” Neil Armstrong died August 25 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He performed that amazing feat before I was born.

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Finding Money in the 2010's

The Entrepreneurial Mind

Today I return to writing a new book I am co-authoring with my buddy George Solomon, who teaches at George Washington University. Tags: Entrepreneurial Finance Business Model Business model George Solomon George Washington University Hewlett-Packard Our book is about raising money in light of the new economic realities we now face. I received a very timely e-mail this morning from a Belmont alum, who is trying to start a business here in Nashville.

Perspective – April 2013

entrepreMusings

Six Americans, including three civilians, killed in attacks in Afghanistan – The Washington Post. I do feel really sorry for the individual who might be at the bottom of the “life sucks” totem pole, but my guess is that even they can think of someone worse off than they are because what’s important to them may not be important to someone else… parenting random stuff associated press reality tv success is not a straight line washington post

Marco Polo 2.0

deal architect

First entry this year in a series on innovation from places you do not typically expect much innovation from The Invisible Bike Helmet – Sweden Big Data of International Technology Patents – Washington, US TGVLabs – France Florida Poly Futuristic.

The IBM Balance Sheet

deal architect

Fortune on Ginni Rometty of IBM Speaking October 16 at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit in Washington, D.C., Rometty outlined five areas on which she depends to help her prepare IBM for future markets. First, there''s research, an area.

Are Small Business Employees Generally Happier?

YFS Magazine

According to Washington State University, disengaged employees cost the economy at least $300 billion a year. That’s just a safe estimate. Grow Human Capital company culture employee engagement employee motivation HR human capital human resources

Film: American Muslim Storytellers

Feld Thoughts

The timing of the email was particularly good as I had just read a Washington Post Story about American Muslims raising money to repair vandalized Jewish cemetery. .