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Diet Entrepreneurship: How Competitions Give a Sample of Entrepreneurship Without All the Risk

Diet Entrepreneurship: How Competitions Give a Sample of Entrepreneurship Without All the Risk

Sep 14, 2010

“Have you quit your job yet?” This is the question that confronted MassChallenge founder John Harthorne when he approached business tycoon Gururaj “Desh” Deshpande for help in getting MassChallenge off the ground.  Fortunately, Harthorne and his partners had quit their jobs to work on the startup. Deshpande replied, “Good. Then I can make some...

Entrepreneurship in NYC: Interview with David Lerner of Columbia University Tech Ventures

Entrepreneurship in NYC: Interview with David Lerner of Columbia University Tech Ventures

Aug 12, 2010

Oftentimes, the Big Apple – the city seemingly perfect for entrepreneurs – gets lost from view behind the Charging Bull of Wall Street.  But today is different.  The Big Entrepreneurial Opportunity of NYC is back, a change that’s underpinned not least by the burgeoning entrepreneurial environments in universities across the city. In this interview...

An IdeaStorm’s A Brewin’

An IdeaStorm’s A Brewin’

Apr 3, 2010

Wi-Fi enabled parking meters that automatically give you a ticket when your meter expires.Believe it or not, a group of 15 hyper-educated, TechCrunch reading, Red Bull sipping, pillars of the startup ecosystem came up with this idea.  Where, you ask?  IdeaStorm. IdeaStorm engages students, engineers, entrepreneurs, and increasingly, investors, in an hour-long...

East Meets West: 5 Observations on Silicon Valley from an MIT Sloan Perspective

East Meets West: 5 Observations on Silicon Valley from an MIT Sloan Perspective

Mar 26, 2010

In January, a class of 90 MIT Sloan students traveled to Silicon Valley as part of the annual MIT Sloan Entrepreneurship & Innovation Class Trek. Our purpose was to take a deeper look into the entrepreneurial ecosystem on the West Coast. We were keenly interested in entrepreneurial trends, local investment wisdom, and the Silicon Valley culture. Here are our...