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An entrepreneurial ecosystem has sprouted in what some would say is a most unexpected community. It has all the elements of a large city effort, including support for technology startups as well as the 98 percent of startups that are not technology-based.
Shortly after the Icelandic economy crashed in 2008, we founded our first company. Call us crazy, but in the midst of thousands losing their jobs and the first en masse public protest against the government since Iceland’s induction into NATO in 1949, we decided to start a board game company. It was a blast.
Some 88 million young women and men worldwide are unemployed — 47 percent of the unemployed globally. Economic leaders have been stumped as to what to do about it. Now Generation Y is taking matters into its own hands.
An engineering degree and business school training gave Justin Ashton the background he needed to start a high tech company, but it was serving six years as an Air Force intelligence officer that taught him the skills he needs to lead the firm.
Millions of parents who have taken out loans to pay for their children’s college education have since fallen on tough times because of the recession, health problems and job loss.
Jason Sadler is the kind of guy who will sell you the shirt off his back. Now, he's going to go one better — he'll sell you the name off his driver's license!
For decades, politicians spanning the full ideological spectrum paid devotional lip service to the "family farmer." Today, the economic bloc that is patronized most avidly by Democrats and Republicans alike is "small business," shorthand for honest business people whose work ethic and risk taking magically generate most of the country's new jobs.
In the wake of Sandy’s aftermath, startups based on New York City have had to relocate to keep operations running. With so many Silicon Alley offices located in Lower Manhattan, where power has been out for days, finding a remote hideout with wifi has been critical.
Expedia Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi said Hurricane Sandy will hurt its results, though he couldn't estimate the total cost.
Over the last few years, sustainable farming startups have managed to get loans from companies like Whole Foods, or sold equity stakes to venture capitalists like Michael Dell's brother, Adam. A lot of the seed money is being used to help these businesses grow, many with a focus on being local.
The chronicle of where people choose to start companies as compared to where they come from is far more complex and much more interesting than you might imagine.
A college degree is by no means the only determining factor for a tech startup's success, but it turns out that it does make a difference.
While Silicon Valley and other traditional high-tech hubs claim dominance as places for startups, demand for health care and other business services has put places like Indianapolis and Salt Lake City on the entrepreneurial map.
Tech startup founders in their 20s and 30s make all the headlines, but when it comes to entrepreneurship, increasingly it’s baby boomers who are more likely to be in business for themselves.
This weekend in California an estimated 19,000 runners will try to outrun 500 zombies as part in a 5k obstacle course called Run For Your Lives.
From elves to vampires and reindeer wranglers, here's a look at some of the season's odder jobs. Wait, you want me to do what?!
Most U.S. small business owners are living under the false pretense that their business is safe from cyberattacks, but in reality, they are far from secure.
Model Launcher is a new website that features amateur photos of aspiring models. The public then votes on their favorites.
The teeth are pretty sharp on Wall Street but Father Sebastiaan van Houten, professional fang maker, makes them even sharper. Hsssssss!
So how do you go beyond traditional recruitment paths — job boards, referrals — to access the best in class? Consider the rosters of Silicon Valley's most talented "failed" entrepreneurs.
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