I.P.O. Euphoria, Without Much Memory
February 5, 2012 | New York Times
The financial system may not be in great shape, but why dwell on it? Stocks are rising and I.P.O. euphoria is in the air. “It’s like we’re finally emerging from nuclear winter for I.P.O.’s but we’ve forgotten our history,” said Harold Bradley, chief investment officer for the Kauffman Foundation and a former executive with the American Century mutual funds.
Clean-Tech Industry Facing Lean Times After Solyndra
February 2, 2012 | NPR
Three years ago, venture capitalists were pouring billions of dollars into technologies like solar power, wind power. The federal government directing some $44.5 billion into clean technology from late 2009 to 2011 through loans, subsidies and tax incentives. But now the clean-tech industry is facing leaner times, in part because of cheaper natural gas prices, the effects of the financial crisis and China's growing solar industry.
Sacrificing the Desert to Save the Earth
Kansas Governor’s Big Agenda Is Off to a Slow Start
February 5, 2012 | Kansas City Star
Gov. Sam Brownback roared up to the Statehouse last week on his Big Dog motorcycle. It was a grand entrance for the Republican governor attempting to make a grand impact on Kansas. With just a year under his belt, Brownback has proposed a 2012 legislative agenda that’s already been labeled the nation’s most ambitious for any state.
Who Really Benefits from Putting High-Tech Gadgets in Classrooms?
February 5, 2012 | Los Angeles Times
Something sounded familiar last week when I heard U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski make a huge pitch for infusing digital technology into America's classrooms. Where had I heard that before? So I did a bit of research, and found it. The quote: "Books will soon be obsolete in the schools.... Our school system will be completely changed in 10 years." The year was 1913
The New Exit in Venture Capital
February 1, 2012 | Vanderbilt University
This Article examines a third exit option in venture capital to supplement IPOs and trade sales: secondary markets for the sale of individual ownership interests in start-ups and venture capital funds. Now that venture capital has become a $400 billion worldwide asset class, however, start-up stock and limited partnership interests in venture capital funds have begun trading in private secondary markets.
Start-up Guru Aims to Build Investment Fund
An Early Start on Innovation
Tony Hsieh of Zappos Bets Big on Las Vegas
Accelerator Funds Multiply for St Louis, San Diego, Oklahoma City, Toronto & NC
Lawmakers in 9 States Target Own Pension Perks
Just How Risky Is Entrepreneurship, Really?
DC Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners Work their ‘Side Hustles’
Japanese Entrepreneurs Aim for Silicon Valley
K-12 Marketplace Sees Major Flow Of Venture Capital
Nebraska Governor Slams NU, Wants Tax Cuts
JobsOhio Identifies Target Fields for Growth
Pockets of Prosperity across USA Escape Recession
Latinos, Hit Hard by Job Losses, Are Making Strong Comeback
Tax Break Increases Deficit, but May Have a Silver Lining
New Resource for Hiring Programmers Entirely Too Successful
Startup America Gets a Do-Over
Big Year for Tech Mergers
White House Offers Plan to Lure Jobs to America
Tax Credits for 'Angels' Get Clipped
San Diego Life Sciences Strengthened in Recession, Outpacing Nation
Illinois Gov: Boost Low-Income College Grants by Tens of Millions
'Angel' Investors Exist Outside Tech Elite, Too
Stanford Scientists Bypass Stem Cells to Create Nervous System Cells
FDA vs. Drug Ads: Cut the Kids and Dogs, Spell Out Side Effects