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Developing a Strong Environment for Entrepreneurial Risk

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I’ve worked closely with many startup companies for over 25 years and have observed what factors create a successful climate for startups to succeed.  The creation of a strong environment for startups requires four major components: infrastructure, outstanding educational institutions, the ability to attract a talented and diverse workforce, and access to capital.

 

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What are the key ambitions that drive entrepreneurs?

 

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people take the plunge and become entrepreneurs. There are countless reasons people decide to start their own businesses, but whatever they are, they all have one thing in common—ambition. The word ambition refers to a strong desire to do or to achieve something that generally requires hard work, determination, or a combination of both.

Starting a business and going on off on your...


Riding the SURF

 

The word surf has an etymology that connotes many meanings. Both a noun and a verb, surf is the wave that breaks upon the shore as much as it describes an action: the dude who surfs—on the crest of a wave, or by searching for information on the internet and by cruising TV networks. For Seaton Gras, the founder of the SURF Incubator in Seattle, the word Surf expands...


Protect Your Startup

Essential Step to Protect Your Startup By Barry Lewin

It seems that many people these days have ideas related to services for mobile devices. Often, these ideas provide improvements to our ways of life. At times, the ideas utilize abilities of mobile devices, but go well beyond the devices themselves. These concepts can evolve into very significant business opportunities, and these entrepreneurs need to protect...


Stagey Startups | The Broadway Beat

The Broadway industry is full of startups.  Indeed, each production that opens is its own startup; its own LLC with its own set of investors.  Only recently, however, has this startup industry seen a new generation of startups join in on the fun, as several tech startups have found ways to make inroads on Broadway.  Here are the top three tech startups on Broadway, and what they are doing to shake up the industry.

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Should You Consider Growing Your Cleantech Startup Internationally?

Silicon Valley is the undisputed global leader in startup ecosystems[1], followed by New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Tel Aviv, London and Chicago. There are significant advantages to launching and growing a cleantech startup in one of these hubs. Some of these advantages include:

(1) Access to non-financial resources: Launching your new business in a...