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While the startup genome in Silicon Valley is always mutating, some formulas are becoming basic tenets in the science of startups. A critical mass of email about my use of the word “iterative” in my blogs prompts me to revisit one such startup fundamental—the so called “Lean Startup” formula.
Top 5 Attributes to Hone Before Launch
Chances are if you are an entrepreneur you already have a fair amount of self-confidence — assessing risk and measuring opportunity. So it’s no surprise that most entrepreneurs rated themselves highly on many of the 17 personal characteristics, traits and skills that bode well for taking an entrepreneurial plunge. So where do they see themselves falling short?
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
Following the Independence Day holiday, members of Congress have a full slate of hearings in the week ahead. Included is a look from the House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform at the impact on entrepreneurs of the Supreme Court decision validating the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Other hearings cover topics including: commercializing NASA technologies; mobile payments; renewable energy; regulatory reform and more.
A Look Back at Innovation Daily
Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation-- courtesy of Innovation America. Here, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories it compiled last week.