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Crowdfunding is a hot topic in the entrepreneurship space these days. Many startups are asking about it, and are trying to decide if seeking funding from the crowd is the right for their company. Sensing this demand, we hosted a three hour event on the subject a few days ago which you can view here and here.
One of the questions I get asked the most is some version of "what do you think of crowdfunding?" I usually answer with some noncommittal answer about how it is going to be important, but no really knows how it will impact the trajectory and success of startup companies. After all, the notion of banding together through social media to fund the development of a prototype, documentary film or art project has been going on for many years now.
At the Kauffman Foundation, we recently announced a grant to a group that is trying to map and track where startups are around the world. The project--Startup Genome--is working "to build the most complete and accurate database of the world's startup communities, present it in useful, beautiful ways and provide tools and reports that community builders can use to gain insight into what's happening in their community. And make better decisions about how to grow it."
When Barack Obama was still a presidential candidate, he promised to change the way Washington worked. He was swept to power on this mantra of change accompanied by seemingly insurmountable majorities in both houses of Congress. But due to a multitude of factors, major membership...
So who will fill these empty Senate seats? Will the American people choose the real job creators in our economy to get our country hiring again? I thought I’d profile a couple of candidates with backgrounds in innovative high-growth companies that are running for office...
The race is on in California. Voters from the state that boasts the eighth largest economy in the world will go to the polls in November to decide who will succeed the embattled Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger. Though California’s financial problems have been well-documented, two candidates...
As the United States gears up for the mid-term elections in November, it appears that entrepreneurship may be emerging as a campaign issue that candidates are embracing as a way to create jobs and bring America out of the Great Recession.
But before I tackle that...
By now, every American should be aware that the U.S. government is conducting its decennial census, as mandated by the Constitution. Since this only happens every ten years, every approach to counting the number of people living in the U.S. is completely different, especially with...
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