A recent NY Times article discusses how visionaries, researchers, engineers, and entrepreneurs, are all working together to move technology ‘from the lab to the marketplace’ at a handful of universities in United States.
Crowndfunding, an alternative to traditional startups funding models, is crowdsourcing the fundraising process by pooling the donations of many individuals. Based on the idea of the “wisdom of crowds”, crowdfunding promises fundraising that is more transparent, more collaborative, more accessible, and more global.
The European Commission together with the European Business and Innovation Network has published a new guide for those working at the interface between innovation and entrepreneurship. The handbook for these so-called innovation-based incubators
Bloomberg BusinessWeek partnered with startup tracker YouNoodle to analyze the performance of U.S. angel investors. The result is magazine’s first annual ranking of the top angel investors—chock full of surprises.
Grow VC aspires to bring the first truly transparent, global, community-based approach to early stage funding of web and mobile startups. Grow VC will not only connect startup entrepreneurs with ‘funders’ (investors) to help them discover their common interests, but also provide tools for the process and new transparent ways of doing things.
Om Malic has published, in GigaOm blog, a short list of 10 articles by the startup luminaries such as Paul Graham, that encapsulate the art of the startup. Most of the list’s articles were published during 2009, and they are educational and full of practical tips that entrepreneurs can apply to their business.
On September 14th and 15th entrepreneurs from all over the world attended TechCrunch50 2009 conference. It’s a two-day annual event held in San Francisco, where 50 selected companies launch their business on stage in front of a big crowd of media, investors, and industry players.