Angel Ron Conway Leads Political Makeover in San Francisco

Ron Conway‘s success with a payroll tax initiative demonstrates a profound transformation playing out in San Francisco’s business corridors and its halls of power. As startups blossom, attracting a wave of entrepreneurs and investment dollars, the tech industry is wielding newfound clout in local politics.

Victor Belfor, Ben Smith: Why Startups Innovate Better Than Big Companies

With all their resources and talent, why do big companies have trouble innovating? How can a Blekko exist when there is a Google? Or a Tapulous when there is an Electronic Arts? Even more puzzling, why couldn’t Yahoo create Facebook with Yahoo 360 instead of losing out to a 20-year-old kid from Harvard? A lot […]

New Health Care Accelerator BluePrint Health Opens In New York

A lot of incubators and accelerators focus on Internet and technology startups where companies are founded with fast-moving ideas and small sums of money. Here is a new accelerator targeting health care and offering a $20,000 infusion of seed money to startups and a three-month mentorship program. BluePrint Health is kicking off a winter program […]

Incubators And Accelerators Galore: Here Is One More From Carnegie Mellon

Startup incubators and accelerators are all the rage. Y Combinator in Silicon Valley, TechStars in New York and elsewhere. The Cambridge Innovation Center in Boston. They are fostering a new generation of young companies sometimes on a shoestring and shifting the axis of company creation away from VCs. Just this week, Dave McClure’s 500 Startups […]

Carnegie Mellon Launches Startup Accelerator Program In Silicon Valley

Carnegie Mellon University said it will launch an entrepreneurship program at its Silicon Valley campus aimed at encouraging students to germinate their own startup projects. The accelerated one-year program will offer students a master of science degree in software management and teach management, metrics, product definition and strategy. The first program is to begin Aug. […]

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