Beyond The Venture Capital Model: Job-Creation Volume, Optimum Location Are The Story Of The Future

Accelerators, incubators and venture development organizations like JumpStart have traditionally focused attention on a specific kind of business — high-tech, venture capital-backed startup. At JumpStart, we’ve spent more than a decade helping these kinds of ventures (and the entrepreneurs behind them). Along with our partners, we’ve helped more than 1,000 companies raise $1.7 billion in

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Forget The Oscars. Why Aren’t We Angry About The Lack Of Diversity In The Entrepreneurial World?

The announcement of this year’s Oscar nominees has created a great deal of controversy, most of which revolves around the roster’s lack of diversity. Conspicuously absent this year are several strong performances by African Americans, such as the red hot director/actor team of Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan, who reinvigorated the Rocky film series

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The Next Silicon Valley Doesn’t Exist

By now I’m sure you’ve read at least one article with a title like “Detroit Hopes To Drive Tech Startups Away From Silicon Valley,” or “Five Cities Poised to Become the Next Silicon Valley” or my personal favorite, “Move Silicon Valley to Cleveland.” Even I have played with these types of comparisons, but that was

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