Innovations: Entrepreneurship


Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 09/18/2012

Economic Freedom of the World Report 2012: Hong Kong comes in first; U.S. ranks 18th

The Economic Freedom of the World report was released Tuesday.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:10 AM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Entrepreneurship, Morning Read, Research

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 08/01/2012

Microsoft hosts skilled immigration roundtable

The room was packed with industry and policy leaders discussing the “acute” need for STEM talent in the U.S.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:17 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Education, Entrepreneurship, Technology, The Lunch Break

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 07/11/2012

Is this what the next Russian Revolution looks like?

Even as there are protests in the streets of Moscow and online, the Skolkovo project signals a potentially positive shift in Russia.

By Dominic Basulto  |  01:34 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Entrepreneurship, The Lunch Break

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 06/26/2012

America’s other immigration problem: Report outlines contributions from highly-skilled immigrants

A new report outlines the contributions from highly skilled immigrants in tech research.

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:23 PM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Entrepreneurship, Research

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 06/26/2012

Why Baby Boomers are the innovators of the future

Move over Mark Zuckerberg, aging Baby Boomers are becoming the new face of the innovative startup.

By Dominic Basulto  |  12:34 PM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Entrepreneurship, Technology, The Lunch Break

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 06/13/2012

Rolex recognizes 5 ‘visionaries’

The Rolex Awards for Enterprise were announced Wednesday.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Entrepreneurship, Research, Technology, Morning Read

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 06/05/2012

Hey, ladies: Men are from Venus, too

Could the Transit of Venus be seen as a metaphor for a new way of thinking about the Web?

By Dominic Basulto  |  11:09 AM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Technology, Morning Read, Entrepreneurship, Video

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 05/30/2012

The new #Fail: Fail fast, fail early and fail often

It may sound counter-intuitive, but the future of innovation is in learning how to fail.

By Dominic Basulto  |  02:18 PM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Entrepreneurship

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 05/17/2012

Moguls with hoodies: The blurring line between Silicon Valley and Hollywood

The line between the moguls in the Valley and the moguls in Hollywood is blurring.

By Dominic Basulto  |  01:09 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Technology, Entrepreneurship, Video, The Lunch Break

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 04/26/2012

Venture capitalists’ spirits are up — way up, says survey

A new survey released Thursday shows venture capitalists’ confidence is up.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:23 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Entrepreneurship, Invention, The Lunch Break, Technology, Vivek's Take

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 04/11/2012

Instagram, Facebook and a prediction about Brazil

Vivek Wadhwa predicted that the next Mark Zuckerberg could come from Brazil.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:58 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Entrepreneurship, Technology

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 02/14/2012

Chef Jose Andres on ‘the most amazing business in the world’

Chef Jose Andres has isolated the essence of potato chips and caramelized olive oil, but to him there’s more to the culinary arts than meets the eye or the palate.

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:28 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Entrepreneurship, Health, The Arts

Posted at 07:40 AM ET, 02/10/2012

MetricStream CEO Shellye Archambeau on America’s innovation economy and the art of success (video)

MetricStream CEO Shellye Archambeau on innovation, planning and cracking the success code.

By Emi Kolawole  |  07:40 AM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Entrepreneurship, Morning Read, Technology, Video

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 02/07/2012

Naveen Jain on the limitless power of innovation (video)

If you’re feeling down in the mouth about the state of the U.S. economy, talk to entrepreneur, philanthropist and Moon Express founder Naveen Jain.

By Emi Kolawole  |  10:23 AM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Entrepreneurship, Invention, Morning Read, Video

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 02/06/2012

Super Bowl ads: Mobile innovators download in Best Buy Web video series (video)

The consumer technology chain produced a high-quality, 30-second ad but also created an entire Web series featuring mobile innovators.

By Emi Kolawole  |  10:43 AM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Entrepreneurship, Invention, Video, Morning Read

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 02/03/2012

Innovation, action and finding your purpose: An interview with Purpose CEO Jeremy Heimans

Purpose co-founder and CEO Jeremy Heimans sat down with the Post’s Emi Kolawole to discuss innovation, the next generation and transforming sentiment into action.

By Emi Kolawole  |  10:59 AM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Entrepreneurship, Morning Read, Video | Tags:  Purpose, Jeremy Heimans, Susan G. Komen Fpundation, Avaaz, Planned Parenthood

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/18/2012

Harvard survey delivers more bad news for future of U.S. competitiveness

A survey of nearly 10,000 Harvard Business School alumni paints a picture of the U.S. in decline.

By Emi Kolawole  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Education, Entrepreneurship, Morning Read, Research, Video

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 01/13/2012

How can America foster growth through innovation? (#BiJobCreation)

The Brookings Institution convened business, policy and thought leaders Friday to discuss America’s ability to compete.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:52 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Education, Entrepreneurship, Invention, Technology, Research

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 12/16/2011

Facebook, Google, Twitter and the Internet knockoff economy

Nearly every week it seems like Google introduces a new product that emulates one already popular with Internet users. And they’re not alone.

By Dominic Basulto  |  11:35 AM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Entrepreneurship, Invention, Technology

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 12/13/2011

Harvard Business School tackles U.S. competitiveness

Professor and competitiveness expert, Michael E. Porter, spoke with the Post about the school’s latest undertaking.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:59 AM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Education, Entrepreneurship, Morning Read, Research, Technology

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 11/30/2011

Eric Ries on innovation, education, the auto industry and movies

Eric Ries sat down with the Post’s Michelle Williams to discuss education, the auto industry and the lies movies tell.

By Emi Kolawole  |  04:30 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Video, Technology, Research, Invention, Entrepreneurship, Education

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/14/2011

Global Entrepreneurship Week: Successful and aspiring entrepreneurs gather worldwide

Global Entrepreneurship Week kicks off Monday, with aspiring and successful entrepreneurs gathering at events worldwide.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Business, Invention, Technology, Business, Education, Entrepreneurship, Morning Read

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 10/28/2011

Race debate over Silicon Valley documentary heats up on Twitter

The latest installment in CNN’s “Black in America” series inspires debates, but also shows the medium’s limits.

By Emi Kolawole  |  05:28 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Entrepreneurship, Invention, Technology, Video

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/20/2011

Technology, innovation and cracking the job-creation code

Experts convened in Washington Wednesday to discuss what America must do to win the high-tech innovation race and grow the nation’s economy in the process.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Business, Education, Entrepreneurship, Research, Technology, Video, Urban Development

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 10/12/2011

The Republican debate and the role of innovation

The word was used seven times, according to the transcript, but was it more than just rhetoric?

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:23 PM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Entrepreneurship, Health, Technology

Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 10/12/2011

Do too many kids go to college? (#HigherEd)

We took to Tumblr and Quora to hear what you have to say prior to Vivek Wadhwa and Peter Thiel’s debate tonight.

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:25 AM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Entrepreneurship, Technology

Posted at 07:17 AM ET, 10/07/2011

Innovators, data will set you free

OPINION | In any 48-hour period, more data is created than had been created by all of humanity in the past 30,000 years.

By Dominic Basulto  |  07:17 AM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Morning Read, Technology, Entrepreneurship, Business

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 10/06/2011

Lawmakers hear testimony on immigration as study finds Indians may wait 70 years for green cards

A Judiciary subcommittee met as a study was released Wednesday showing an extraordinarily long wait-time for Indian immigrants seeking a green card.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:16 PM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Education, Entrepreneurship, Research, Technology

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 09/30/2011

China, India and why Peter Thiel is wrong about education

Vivek Wadhwa | Peter Thiel is wrong about education, and on Oct. 12, I’ll get to tell him face-to-face. In my mind, it’s black or white. We are in a knowledge economy and face brutal competition from all over the world. The weapons in these battles are education and innovation.

By Vivek Wadhwa  |  03:33 PM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media Notes, Business, Education, Entrepreneurship, Technology, Vivek's Take

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/28/2011

How to create a nonprofit in Silicon Valley

Ednovo’s Prasad Ram has done what few have sought to do — create a technology nonprofit in the heart of Silicon Valley.

By Emi Kolawole  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education, Entrepreneurship, Invention, Morning Read

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/13/2011

PayPal co-founder: Innovation ‘between dire straits and dead’

Max Levchin and fellow co-founder Peter Thiel had some tough words for Silicon Valley at the TechCrunch Disrupt Conference.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Entrepreneurship, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/02/2011

The underground venture capital economy

At a time when the above-ground economy seems to be stuck in perpetual neutral, something very interesting is happening in the underground, VC economy.

By Dominic Basulto  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Dominic Basulto, Entrepreneurship, Invention, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 08/18/2011

Reid Hoffman: Today’s social media data will inform the next generation of companies (Video)

Reid Hoffman spoke with All Things D’s Kara Swisher after the LinkedIn IPO.

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:29 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Video, The Lunch Break, Business, Technology, Entrepreneurship

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/15/2011

Solar light bulb sheds light on social entre­pre­neur­ship model

An inventor has created a solar-powered LED light bulb, but he’s not giving it away for free.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Entrepreneurship, Invention, Morning Read, Technology, Video

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/12/2011

Get ready for the new era of manufacturing

Dominic Basulto | The future of manufacturing in America may look completely different from the way that you imagine it.

By Dominic Basulto  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Business, Entrepreneurship, Invention, Morning Read, Research, Technology

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 08/05/2011

Gold, silver, both or neither: What do you do when markets crash? (#MarketTips)

Bad economic news has people debating whether to buy gold, silver or both. But is there a better way to beat back the recession?

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:25 AM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Entrepreneurship

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/04/2011

Goodbye debt ceiling debate, hello startup visas

The White House has a new series on their blog, and it’s all about entrepreneurs.

By Emi Kolawole  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Entrepreneurship, Morning Read

Posted at 07:30 PM ET, 08/01/2011

Airbnb: ‘We screwed up and we’re sorry’

In a statement, Airbnb CEO and co-founder Brian Chesky outlined the company’s latest safety features.

By Emi Kolawole  |  07:30 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Entrepreneurship

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/28/2011

10 ventures chosen to give COMMON Pitch

One team wants to make affordable public showers for the homeless. COMMON Pitch may be its chance to realize that dream.

By Emi Kolawole and Frank Yonkof  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Energy, Entrepreneurship, Invention, Morning Read, Technology, The Arts, Video, Urban Development

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/27/2011

Is U.S. innovation experiencing death by patent?

Patents have been popping up in the news quite a bit over the last few weeks. As the economy continues to stumble along, companies and investors are working even harder to find ways to make a profit. This includes enforcing their patents.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Entrepreneurship, Invention, Morning Read, Research, Technology

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 07/26/2011

Airbnb chooses the road less traveled

The big travel brands have only themselves to blame if Airbnb manages to continue its unchecked expansion.

By Dominic Basulto  |  10:08 AM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dominic Basulto, Entrepreneurship, Business, Video

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/25/2011

Educating innovators and entrepreneurs in Nigeria

THE MORNING READ | Two new centers in Nigeria plan to educate and mentor budding innovators and entrepreneurs.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Education, Entrepreneurship, Business

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 07/22/2011

Ashton Kutcher, Madonna’s manager back mysterious ‘Amen’ project

Actor Ashton Kutcher and Madonna’s manager Guy Oseary are backing a new, highly secretive project.

By Emi Kolawole  |  10:21 AM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology, Entrepreneurship, Business

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/20/2011

The IdeasLab: Where Big ideas meet big problems

A new interactive feature from The World Economic Forum peels back the curtain on their IdeasLab.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Education, Energy, Entrepreneurship, Invention, Research, Technology, Morning Read

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 07/19/2011

Innovative training centers start with $250

Fourteen years ago, Danny Arnold started with $250. Today, he owns his own fitness training center in three cities.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:58 PM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Entrepreneurship, Health, The Lunch Break, Video

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/19/2011

What startups can learn from News of the World

The morning read | GigaOm’s Om Malik writes that transparency is a transformative force.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Entrepreneurship, Invention, Research, Technology, Video, Morning Read

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/15/2011

Google’s a big infrastructure spender

The morning read | Why Google spent nearly $1 billion on infrastructure and college students build what may be the next generation of Foursquare.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Entrepreneurship, Invention, Technology, Morning Read

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/05/2011

The Global Innovation Index is out; tracking the big IPOs; decoding the term sheet; pilots get iPads; Prizes.org has arrived

The morning read | INSEAD released its global innovation index. But do we need one?

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Entrepreneurship, Technology

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 07/01/2011

The tech bubble is coming. Prepare yourself.

Ideas@Innovations | Vivek Wadhwa argues that the high valuations of tech companies like Zynga and Groupon are a clear sign of an oncoming bubble.

By Vivek Wadhwa  |  08:42 AM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Vivek's Take, Technology, Entrepreneurship, Business

Posted at 05:55 AM ET, 07/01/2011

Mark Zuckerberg is going to tell us something ‘awesome’; FTC digs into Twitter; ViralHeat is watching you; Net Neutrality is almost here

The morning read | Mark Zuckerberg says he’s going to announce something “awesome” next week. And so, we wait.

By Emi Kolawole  |  05:55 AM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Business, Entrepreneurship, Health, Morning Read, Technology

Posted at 06:36 AM ET, 06/27/2011

LulzSec calls it quits; enter the internal social network and the all-digital textbook; where Google health failed

The morning read | Goodbye, LulzSec. Hello, internal social networks.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:36 AM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning Read, Education, Entrepreneurship, Technology

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 06/24/2011

We need a black Mark Zuckerberg

Ideas@Innovations | Is Silicon Valley diverse? Yes. But it’s missing something: Blacks and Hispanics.

By Vivek Wadhwa  |  02:04 PM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Vivek's Take, Entrepreneurship, Technology, Business

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 06/22/2011

Clique: The next generation of online dating?

Clique is making ripples in New York City. Is it the next generation of online dating?

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:51 AM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Entrepreneurship, Invention, Technology