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Some data on the democratization of entrepreneurship

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Go ahead, cook up an idea for a new startup! Entrepreneurs who build a product for their own use are also likely to build a successful company around it, according to a study out from the Kauffman Foundation. Maybe the idea is for an app to help avoid speeding tickets...
Some data on the democratization of entrepreneurship
Short term VC returns sink as recent IPOs disappoint
Senators to Obama: Talk about startups in State of the Union address

6 Trends Startups Must Cope With In 2013 - From Paul Kedrosky

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Predicting the future is notoriously difficult, and the volatile world of high-tech startups don't make things any easier. That's why ReadWrite turned to famous and fearless tech prognosticator Paul Kedrosky, a senior fellow at the Kauffman Foundation, focused on entrepreneurship, innovation and the future of risk capital, to ask him...
6 Trends Startups Must Cope With In 2013 - From Paul Kedrosky

The Real World: Google Fiber

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Hot tub hackathon? Good things come to those areas blessed with Google Fiber, and so it is with Kansas City. Last summer, GOOG the Beneficent gifted the metropolitan area with its own brand of ultra high-speed Internet. Local startups have already been taking advantage of Google Fiber’s 100x speed, but there is...
The Real World: Google Fiber

Gang of Eight senator: Startup visa has a "good chance"

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A member of the so-called “Gang of Eight” senators who are leading the charge on bi-partisan immigration reform today said that a startup visa has a “good shot” at being included in the final legislative proposal put before Congress. Startup community leaders have been lobbying Congress to include a visa...
Gang of Eight senator: Startup visa has a "good chance"
GeekWire Radio: Startup Weekend CEO Marc Nager spreads the startup gospel globally

Internet companies and the billion dollar money drain

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Are VCs wasting money on online ad models? Photo via Images of Money Over the last ten years, more than $43 billion was invested in 7,200+ Internet-related companies, according to the PWC MoneyTree report. Fifty percent of those companies will disappear within the first three years of operations, and the...
Internet companies and the billion dollar money drain
Confessions of a founder dad

Does VC (fund size) matter?

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Despite what you may have heard, big is beautiful. By Tom Grossi, contributor Many smart venture capital observers have lamented the emergence of VC "megafunds," like those managed by my firm New Enterprise Associates.  For example, the Kauffman Foundation recently issued a report claiming that "big VC funds fail to deliver...
Does VC (fund size) matter?
Entrepreneurs full of confidence: 84% expect more profits in the next 12 months
Meet 1 Million Cups, the biggest startup event in Kansas City that's about to hit 18 more cities

The hard truth: Report says 75% of VC-backed startups fail

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Embrace failure (Wikipedia photo) Over the years, I’ve covered hundreds of startup closures, from high-profile flameouts like HomeGrocer.com to smaller lesser known upstarts that never really got off the ground. Now, according to research from Harvard Business School lecturer Shikhar Ghosh, there appear to be a lot more failures going...
The hard truth: Report says 75% of VC-backed startups fail

Startup Weekend begins its 2012 Global Startup Battle, aims to build 1,200 companies in over 130 cities

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Startup Weekend, the organization famous for its self-described 54-hour “entrepreneurship boot camp” has teamed up with the Kauffman Foundation on a new worldwide competition its calling the Global Startup Battle. It says that it hopes that 1,200 new companies and startups will be created in just one week from Kansas...
Startup Weekend begins its 2012 Global Startup Battle, aims to build 1,200 companies in over 130 cities

The woman in tech dialogue is taking center stage -- and this is a good thing

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I tweeted to female entrepreneurs and developers to ask whether they enjoy the “women in tech” conversation or avoid it, and why. I hit a nerve and received dozens of responses, which we compiled using Storify. Check it out at the bottom.   THE NUMBERS • Women contribute to...
The woman in tech dialogue is taking center stage -- and this is a good thing
Institutional Investors Loved Venture Capital to Death

The Next Emerging Tech Powerhouse: Latin America

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In aging buildings, hidden on unassuming side streets in the Bohemian sections of Mexico City known as Condesa and Roma, a revolution of sorts is occurring. Twentysomethings in T-shirts huddle over laptops, writing code and working on user interfaces for start-up technology Web sites. Design approaches are debated, and Lean...
The Next Emerging Tech Powerhouse: Latin America

A major crisis is building in the derivatives market yet a cabal on Wall Street is blocking the formation of a clearing house that could stop the next financial meltdown, a senior official with the Kauffman Foundation said on Tuesday.

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A major crisis is building in the derivatives market yet a cabal on Wall Street is blocking the formation of a clearing house that could stop the next financial meltdown, a senior official with the Kauffman Foundation said on Tuesday.
Google praises immigration reform, says foreign-born individuals 'play a vital role at Google'

If We Don't Have Enough Entrepreneurs, It's Because Our Society Has Failed

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Carl Schramm, the former long-time president of the Kauffman Foundation, isn't satisfied with the state of American entrepreneurship. It's not because people aren't getting into it — it's because they're not being taught correctly. And it's society's fault, he says. "The world needs more entrepreneurs: They make innovation real and...
If We Don't Have Enough Entrepreneurs, It's Because Our Society Has Failed

Calling all entrepreneurs: Startup Weekend and Startup America launch UP Global

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Startup Weekend is joining forces with Startup America to launch UP Global, a new program designed to help entrepreneurs through the entire startup journey. As part of the effort, UP Global will combine the education-oriented programs of Startup Weekend with the regional community networking programs of Startup America. “Startup Weekend and Startup America Partnership...
Calling all entrepreneurs: Startup Weekend and Startup America launch UP Global

Who needs Ferris Bueller? Super Bowl ad touts entrepreneurship

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The Kauffman Foundation funds a 30-second spot that highlights the contributions to society of the "star athletes of the economy."...
Who needs Ferris Bueller? Super Bowl ad touts entrepreneurship

Why Are Indians So Entrepreneurial In The U.S.?

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A recent study exposed an alarming trend in the tech industry. Immigrant entrepreneurs, who in recent years have launched half the startups in Silicon Valley, are founding drastically fewer companies. Except for one group: Indians. What makes entrepreneurs from India so different? The startup study was sponsored by the...
Why Are Indians So Entrepreneurial In The U.S.?
The VC industry is broken. So now what?
Thumbtack Revamp Makes It Even Easier To Find A Service Provider

This Guy Left His Six-Figure Job And Sold Everything He Owned To Start This

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Any meat eaters out there would appreciate the pitch for this startup. Entrepreneur Naithan Jones wants to connect people and local businesses to farms that sell meat. His company, Aglocal, hooks up farms that produce locally raised meats to urban consumers and businesses. He is part of the NewMe accelerator...
This Guy Left His Six-Figure Job And Sold Everything He Owned To Start This

Kauffman Foundation: The venture capital model is ‘broken’

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In the technology press we hear much more about the disbursement of venture capital funds than we do how those monies were originally raised by the firm that is now releasing them. Of course, a huge fund raise will generate a few headlines, but it’s far sexier to talk about...
Kauffman Foundation: The venture capital model is ‘broken’
CEO Supper Club: What company do you envy?

High Returns On A Small Fund Challenge Low Returns On A Big Fund

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Editor’s note: David Teten is a partner with ff Venture Capital and founder and chairman of Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York. Follow him on Twitter @dteten.  I recently had an extensive debate with Tom Grossi, partner with New Enterprise Associates, about why and whether small funds (like mine) tend to outperform...
High Returns On A Small Fund Challenge Low Returns On A Big Fund

Here’s The Latest Incubator Class At Utah-Based BoomStartup

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BoomStartup, an incubator based in Salt Lake City, Utah, just announced the startups participating in its third annual session. The program runs from May to August. Participating companies get $20,000 in seed capital and $80,000 worth of infrastructure, office space, and services from companies like Microsoft, PayPal, and Rackspace.  Co-managing partner Robb...
Here’s The Latest Incubator Class At Utah-Based BoomStartup
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