It’s a good time to be a startup, according to early-stage entrepreneurs

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It’s a good time to be a startup, according to early-stage entrepreneurs

May 6, 2013 7:00 am by | 0 Comments

Entrepreneurs are feeling as good as they have in over a year about the prospects for their early-stage companies. According to the Startup Confidence Index for Q1 2013, 84 percent…


Irrefutable: Entrepreneurs must lead the charge in their cities

Irrefutable: Entrepreneurs must lead the charge in their cities

April 19, 2014 1:45 pm by | 0 Comments

Yesterday, Kauffman Foundation released a study that provided empirical support for the Boulder Thesis that I came up with in my book┬áStartup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City….


Where are the U.S.’s fastest-growing companies? Many aren’t where you’d expect (infographic)

Where are the U.S.’s fastest-growing companies? Many aren’t where you’d expect (infographic)

February 19, 2013 3:51 pm by | 1 Comments

When it comes to entrepreneurial hubs and good places to start a business, reports that name Silicon Valley and Boston as technology and healthcare clusters are only telling part of…



Attention entrepreneurs: 1 Million Cups is about to hit 18 new cities

Attention entrepreneurs: 1 Million Cups is about to hit 18 new cities

November 22, 2012 12:08 pm by | 3 Comments

The format of 1 Million Cups of Coffee is simple: Two startups pitch every each morning for six minutes and then each conduct a 20-minute question-and-answer session. The final minutes of the event are for networking.


Is it time for the venture capital industry to ditch the 2-and-20 pay model?

Is it time for the venture capital industry to ditch the 2-and-20 pay model?

May 31, 2012 10:17 am by | 1 Comments

The 2-and-20 compensation structure for venture capital funds is a one-size-fits-all approach that misaligns incentives and can help VCs to get paid handsomely while their funds perform abysmally. That was…


Call for applications: Kauffman Life Science Ventures Summit

Call for applications: Kauffman Life Science Ventures Summit

February 24, 2012 10:31 am by | 0 Comments (Sponsored)

Life science startups face more complex and daunting hurdles than new enterprises in non-regulated industries do. To help aspiring and early-stage life science entrepreneurs address these challenges, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation will hold a Kauffman Life Science Ventures Summit June 22-23, 2012.

The Foundation announced a call for applications today for the inaugural Summit, scheduled at the Mission Bay Conference Center at the University of California-San Francisco.