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Wednesday
Apr162014

The Next Big Business Buzzword: Ecosystem?

An article by Victor Hwang.

There’s a new word on the block.  And that new word – ecosystem – actually has a richer meaning than a typical business buzzword.  However, just as the word has started to get traction, it is already at risk of being dumbed down.  The thought of this meaningful word being stillborn is sad.  So I need your help.  Let’s save the word ecosystem before it’s too late!

Tuesday
Apr152014

Silicon Valley's Secret Subculture, Not So Secret Anymore

An article by Victor Hwang.

Silicon Valley has many strengths, but a classic complaint is that the region has no artistic culture.  People moan that it lacks the funky, artsy vibe for which San Francisco is famous.  Given that innovation and entrepreneurship thrive in a culture of diversity, eclecticism, and creativity, then why has the Valley lacked a complementary edgy art, music, and literary scene?  Read it here.

Monday
Apr072014

ICT Days Horizions 2016

An Italian article from the ICT Days conference.

 

Saturday
Apr052014

Horowitt - "Startuppers, you are important"

Written by Valentina Zeni

TRENT. "You matter!, You are important." This was the slogan launched by Greg Horowitt to a group of young startuppers during a conference held during the conference Designing the invisible held yesterday....

Friday
Apr042014

ICT Days 2014. Day 1: Greg Horowitt, Architecting the Invisible

Building and Growing a Sustainable Innovation Ecosystem in Trentino.

Greg Horowitt, Co-Author of The Rainforest: the Secret to Building the Next Silicon Valley, Founding Partner & Managing Director of T2 Venture Creation, and Kauffman Fellow joins us from California to discuss how to create innovation ecosystems and how Trentino can take advantage of its competitive advantages.

 Watch the video here.

Thursday
Apr032014

Distinguished Innovator Lecture Series

A. Richard Newton distinguished innovator lecture series.

This lecture series recognizes the entrepreneurial vision of A. Richard Newton, Dean of UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering from 2000 to 2007, by inviting distinguished innovators to share lessons from their own successes and failures. Learn more here.

Monday
Mar312014

3 Old School Lessons for New School Entrepreneurs

An article by Mark Newberg.

Lately, I've observed a trend among young entrepreneurs in impact. They're certain that impact will change the world; that focus on social values is the recipe for transforming the communities in which we live, the jobs at which we work, and the fabric of how we interact. The trend is marked by a serious exuberance about the possibilities ahead, and the sheer catalytic nature of the endeavor on which they're about to embark. Read it here...

Wednesday
Mar262014

Is Facebook just a big venture capitalist?

An article by by Sabri Ben-Achour.

Facebook is buying Oculus VR for $2 billion. A Virtual Reality company.  Really? 

Yes. Not because Facebook thinks people are thirsting to experience their status updates in a more ‘realistic way’, but because it thinks Virtual Reality is going to be the next big thing....Read more here.

Monday
Mar242014

Does Synergy Really Mean Anything?

An article written by Henry Doss.

On at least one occasion, in the midst of making an argument for some strategy, some funding request, or some resource allocation or other, you struggled to articulate a clear rationale.  You were pretty sure that you were “right” and that the strategy, tactic or idea you were arguing for was going to work.  But your argument lacked rigor, or logic, or supporting evidence. Read more.

Monday
Mar172014

How Do You Design an Ecosystem to Drive Innovation and Entrepreneurship?

The purpose of the Global Innovation Summit was to answer that question....Read it here!

Saturday
Mar152014

Leaders brainstorm for Reno's future economic well-being at 'Reno Rainforest' event

An article by Patricia Bobek and Brad Rasslerof Nevada Media Alliance. 

Praising collaboration as the theme for the future, dozens of members from different sectors of the community joined forces for the inaugural “Reno Rainforest” event Friday to talk about what’s next for the future of the Biggest Little City.

Read it and watch the video here.

Tuesday
Mar112014

Games of chance? Cause and effect in innovation ecosystems Part 1

Author: Alistair Brett

Chance, probability, cause and effect are so embedded in our daily lives that may give scant thought to the mechanisms of causality – what cause produces what effect, either immediately or at a later time. In this and the next blog we shall show that time is the critical feature of causality in both “plantation” and “rainforest” innovation ecosystems....

Read it here.

Tuesday
Mar112014

Twitter- Entrepreneur

How to Build a Great Team While Keeping Costs Low by .

 

Monday
Mar032014

An Interview with Bob Sharon – Green Global

Sustainability in corporate operations can achieve bottom-line reductions of as much as 80% in energy costs and 90% in greenhouse gas emissions. Most CFOs believe that sustainability upgrades to building or IT infrastructure and operations are a nice to have, but not affordable as the ROIs could take 5 to 10 years. Nothing could be further from the truth. Read it here.

Sunday
Mar022014

Philadelphia’s Rainforest of Innovation

 An article by Stephen S. Tang.

That creative thinking continues today and is supported by our longstanding strength in research and development and our strong Eds and Meds foundation. It is evidenced by Philadelphia’s thriving culture of startups and programs to support them, such as the City of Philadelphia’s Startup PHL program and DreamIt Ventures. That creative thinking continues today and is supported by our longstanding strength in research and development, read it here...

 

Friday
Feb282014

Why the Typical Business School Class Can Never Teach You to Be an Entrepreneur

An article by Angus Chen.

The debate has raged on in the Wall Street Journal, where people like Victor Hwang, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist, claim there's just no replacement for real world experience. The only way to become an entrepreneur is to go out and do it. Kate Chase, who teaches entrepreneurship at Oberlin College, agrees with Hwang's thinking. She said when it comes to making successful business ventures, read it here....

Friday
Feb072014

Bubbles, Unicorns, Outliers and Innovation in Silicon Valley and Austin

An article by Laura Lorek, featuring Greg Horowitt.

“The fact is we have to take care of each other,” he said. “There has to be a sense of yes it’s important to compete, but you also have to collaborate.”There has to be a sense of a paradox of innovation, Horowitt said. That is only accepted once it’s imitated, he said. It’s hard to spot innovation because there’s no pattern recognition when something is completely new...Read it here.

Wednesday
Feb052014

Interview

An interview with Victor Hwang about the Rainforest in Porto Alegre. 

Tuesday
Feb042014

Global Innovation Week: why creating Silicon-Valley like ecosystems is still an ambition

An article by Nitin Dahad.

Creating and nurturing innovation ecosystems and people who can create companies that create jobs and growth is a major ambition for many governments and development agencies around the world. What started many years ago in some countries as ‘we want to be like Silicon Valley’ has now become an international passion, with several cities around the world having created....Read it here.

Tuesday
Feb042014

Why Innovation Is Like A Rainforest: TedxTalk

Victor Hwang giving a TedxTalk at the University of Nevada.