Posts Tagged ‘startups’

The World’s Top Startup Ecosystems

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Startup Genome’s 2012 report ranks the top 20 startup ecosystems in the world. The authors used interviews, case studies, surveys, and secondary data to produce the rankings.

The top ten:

1. Silicon Valley

2. Tel Aviv

3. Los Angeles

4. Seattle

5. New York City

6. Boston

7. London

8. Toronto

9. Vancouver

10. Chicago

Download the report [PDF] here.


Related: Our interview with Judy Estrin on entrepreneurship, innovation, and Silicon Valley.

GEW 2012 Starts Today!

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Global Entrepreneurship Week starts today and runs through November 18. So far, Dropifi (an app that helps ecommerce businesses to connect more effectively with customers) won the award for most innovative startup, and hundreds of new business were created. Many more events are coming up this week in over 130 countries.

Read more about GEW’s kickoff and this week’s activities here.

Avi Millman, Innovative Co-Founder of Stray Boots

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Entrepreneur interviews Avi Millman, co-founder of the startup Stray Boots. Stray Boots is an innovative service that turns your smartphone into an unconventional tour guide. This “gamification” of major cities sends users challenges and trivia questions that result in a self-paced, scavenger-hunt-like tour. Different teams can even compete to see who can finish the tour first.

Read the interview here.

Why the Wealthy Should Fund Innovation

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Former Microsoft Chief Technology Officer Nathan Myhrvold believes that successful businesspeople should get involved with innovative startups. These wealthy individuals no longer have the pressure to provide for their families, so they can afford to take on riskier ventures. Moreover, says, Mr. Myhrvold, “We have the experience and resources to look for game-changing ideas—and the confidence to act when we think we’ve found one.”

Read the article here.

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2012

Monday, September 10th, 2012

This year’s Global Entrepreneurship Week, “the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators,” is being held November 12 through November 18. There are more than 30,000 events planned worldwide including Startup Weekend, the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards, and the Creativity World Forum.

Check out the events scheduled for your part of the world here.

Watch a video about last year’s Global Entrepreneurship Week below:

“Stop Telling Women to Do Startups”

Monday, December 19th, 2011

We at CEE are guilty as charged and appropriately chastised by TechCrunch’s Penelope Trunk, who is tired of people encouraging women to become entrepreneurs. Read the article here.

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011

Monday, May 16th, 2011

This year’s Global Entrepreneurship Week will take place from November 14 – 20. Last year, over 400,000 Americans participated in all 50 states. GEW promotes innovation, creativity, job creation, and economic growth through a variety of activities, which include: a competition to find the 50 most promising startups worldwide; a clean technology competition; a competition to win a free yearlong trip around the world; and Startup Weekend, a networking event focused on creating new startups.

Learn more about GEW 2011 here.

The Vanishing Entrepreneur

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Professor Donna Matias of the University of San Diego School of Law describes some of the regulatory obstacles that entrepreneurs — especially those with low income —face:

Bureaucratic Red Tape Strangles Entrepreneurship

Monday, December 20th, 2010

The Institute for Justice’s City Studies series examines the political red tape that keeps entrepreneurs from getting their businesses off the ground. The studies focus on “real-world entrepreneurs from eight different cities across the nation,” such as Los Angeles’ Jill Bigelow. Her “most frustrating experience while trying to open her restaurant was when an inspector would not allow her to open because her previously approved wall tile did not have enough ‘reflective value.'” Despite being in the top ten most economically free countries, the U.S. clearly has a long way to go towards truly supporting entrepreneurs.

Watch the Institute for Justice’s entertaining video that highlights some of the aggravating roadblocks that entrepreneurs face:

A History of Entrepreneurship in New York City

Monday, November 29th, 2010

In his recent article “Start-Up City,” Edward Glaeser traces New York City’s long history of innovative entrepreneurs from the sea trade industry to sugar refining to the garment industry to finance. Glaeser then discusses the dependence of the economy on entrepreneurs, the current perils New York faces, and how we can encourage more entrepreneurship.

Read the article at City Journal.