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Combing the World for Cleantech Entrepreneurs

This year has brought a lot of productive give-and-take of ideas on clean energy innovation by people around the world who saw opportunity rather than doom in the combination of environmental and financial challenges. Last May, for example, I joined over 140 participants from all...

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Jonathan Ortmans
on July 25, 2010
Category:  Energy  Environment 
Entrepreneurship Recession Proof, Hits 14-year High
Click the image above for an interactive set of graphics displaying the data According to the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity, a study that measures the percentage of the adult, non-business-owner population that starts a business each month, 2009 has had the highest level of entrepreneurial activity... [More]
Mark Marich
on May 20, 2010
States Providing Funding / Incentives for Entrepreneurs
[HT to Innovation Daily]  A recent piece on Forbes.com, “States that Truly Bet on Small Business," offers a glimpse at a Spinal Tap-esque list (it goes to 11) of states that strongly promote entrepreneurship through funding programs. Which states -- and programs -- make the list? Ohio: Ohio Third... [More]
Mark Marich
on May 05, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill 
Hotspots for Cleantech
As everyone continues to look to cleantech as a hot industry for the coming year, what are the best places to be to capitalize on the trend? A recent post from the Cleantech Group ranked the top universities, while an earlier post looked at the... [More]
Mark Marich
on January 11, 2010
Category:  Energy  Environment  Technology Transfer 
New Benchmarking Reports: Cyberstates and Rich States, Poor States
Two new national economic benchmarking reports were recently released.The annual Cyberstates study, produced now by TechAmerica, examines national and state trends in technology industry (primarily information technology-related sectors) employment and growth. Despite glum economic news, the technology industry had a pretty good year in 2008,... [More]
Mark Marich
on April 10, 2009
Category:  General 
Entrepreneurial Development in Texas
For the past several years, Momentum Texas, a Dallas-based economic development entity, has been involved in an effort to encourage entrepreneurship in five Texas cities: Abilene, Corpus Christi, El Paso, Lubbock, and Tyler. The Texas Entrepreneurship Initiative (TEI) sought to work with community leaders in... [More]
Mark Marich
on January 13, 2009
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