Even with the fastest growing startup ecosystem in the world, India is a bleak place for women entrepreneurs. India was ranked 29th, in a new study of 31 countries, for the support it provides to women entrepreneurs. Continue reading… “The startup scene in India one of the worst in the world for women”
There is an old engineers proverb: “Better, cheaper, faster – pick two.” When it comes to the mobile apps that rule our world, we are demanding all three every day. Continue reading… “Why big companies and startups alike are jumping all over ‘microservices’”
Startup activity was in a slump just five years ago. According to the 2015 Kauffman Index, things are looking up. Continue reading… “The American entrepreneur in 2015”
You have no product, traction, or even a working prototype, but you have an idea for a startup. Well then you could still get up to $500,000 from a new wave of venture capitalists. These “pre-seed investors” will be happy to fund your future business endeavor. Continue reading… “$500,000 for a startup idea sketched on a napkin?”
When governments provide citizens with economic security, research shows that they embolden them to take more risks. Continue reading… “Does welfare make America more entrepreneurial?”
All the current 20-something CEOs are ruining it for people who may facing a mid-life crisis. These infographics prove why it’s never to late to start your own venture. Continue reading… “Too old to start a new venture? Take a look at these famous entrepreneurs”
Start-up activity plummets in first half of 2010.
A new survey shows that start- up activity plummeted in the first half of 2010 as would-be entrepreneurs were either scooped up by employers or scared off by fragile economic conditions, a tight lending market and uncertainty over the sustainability of the recovery.
Veranda Solar Panels
Solar start-up Veranda Solar wants to change the world of solar power the way Apple changed computers. Veranda got a big head-start on financing the start-up when the company was awarded 100,000€ as runner-up in the PICNIC Green Challenge, funded by the Dutch postcode lottery. The solar panels Veranda uses are nothing special. The prototypes were developed in cooperation with Stanford University and SunPower Corp. No new photovoltaic advances, no biomimicry.
Ecovative Design’s Greensulate (building insulation) and Negative Volume (packaging) are manufactured -or rather, grown-from agricultural waste products like rice hulls, which are combined with water, recycled paper and living mushroom cells to create panels that can be used to insulate buildings or protect packages during shipment.