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April 22, 2014 - Inc. - Ask Them Anything: Reddit's popular AMA -- Ask Me Anything -- series is on a bit of an entrepreneurship kick today. At 10 a.m. est, there's Brooklyn Brewery founder Steve Hindy; Tim O'Reilly, founder of O'Reilly Media takes the keyboard at 1 p.m., and Steve Case is slated for 3:30.
April 18, 2014 - MSNBC Andrea Mitchell Reports - The Obama administration is hoping to encourage more business entrepreneurs by creating a new council to help startups. Former AOL CEO Steve Case talks with Andrea Mitchell about the initiative and the national push for immigration reform.
April 16, 2014 - The Wall Street Journal - Tech stocks have taken a pounding over the past month, putting pressure on the ecosystem for financing startups and taking them public. The market's recent downturn—despite a modest rally this week—has changed the tone in Silicon Valley and has some company directors recalibrating their expectations, said Jim Breyer, a partner at venture-capital firm Accel Partners. "We're obviously in the throes of what feels like a correction for the small-cap and growth-equity companies," said David Golden, managing partner at Revolution Ventures, which is based in San Francisco.
April 14, 2014 - Business Insider - Twitter: The go-to spot to stay informed and up to date on all things tech. Where a glance at 140 characters can change your perspective. We asked PeerIndex to rank for us the most influential people in tech on Twitter. PeerIndex assigns each user a score of 0-100 by analyzing the speed and quantity with which users spot and share their tweets. We've included both the overall PI ranking for each tweeter, as well as the specific PI ranking among Twitter users in the tech community.
April 14, 2014 - Moultrie News - Eight minutes for $10,000. That's three minutes to pitch your idea, five minutes to answer questions from the judges, and one shot at turning your startup into the next big thing in business. This is DIG South's Wild Pitch competition. The crowd begins to take their seats in the Charleston Music Hall, where earlier in the day SouthYeast Labs took home the top prize in Wild Pitch's student competition.
April 10, 2014 - Inc. - There's no shortage of documentaries that convey what it's like to be an entrepreneur. Which is a good thing because all too often entrepreneurs feel as if they're alone in their experience, or unaware of what it takes to succeed. Here's a roundup of upcoming small business-themed documentaries worth watching, if not for their festival buzz, then for their power to inspire. 1. Startupland The plot: Structured like a television miniseries, Startupland consists of five major plotlines that unfold over multiple episodes. The series focuses on five early-stage tech companies in Washington, D.C. that are enrolled in an accelerator and going through growing pains.
April 9, 2014 - Forbes - Four billionaires, including retail maven Tory Burch and LinkedIn's LNKD -2.48% Reid Hoffman, are among the 11 new ambassadors selected by President Barack Obama to help develop the next generation of entrepreneurs. Known as the Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship, these honorees will work closely with the Commerce Department, State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to help entrepreneurs launch and grow businesses. From technology elite (LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman and AOL’s Steve Case) to scrappy young founders (Chobani’s Hamdi Ulukaya and fashion’s Tory Burch), these self-made billionaire ambassadors have years of entrepreneurial experience. And with an aggregate net worth of $7 billion, they certainly know how to build successful businesses.
April 7, 2014 - Inc. - Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker chaired the first-ever meeting of the Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship on Monday. The group, whose formation President Obama announced last October in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is composed of leading U.S. entrepreneurs who will act in an advisory capacity with policy leaders around the globe. Their goal will be to help foster a culture of entrepreneurship, innovation, and the creation of startups at home and abroad.
April 7, 2014 - Bloomberg TV - Tory Burch CEO and Co-Founder Tory Burch and Revolution Chairman and CEO Steve Case discuss fostering entrepreneurship in the U.S. They speak with Trish Regan on Bloomberg Television’s “Street Smart.”
April 6, 2014 - The Motley Fool - To read the press accounts, the city of San Francisco is in the midst of a veritable civil war. On one side are the technology companies whose Web 2.0-fueled success has driven the city's unemployment rate to a staggeringly low 4.6%. On the other are many of the city's longtime residents worried about how San Francisco's transformation into a tech industry company town—an urban extension of Silicon Valley's sea of office parks—has turned a place that has long prided itself on inclusiveness into the gilded bastion of "the 1%."
April 4, 2014 - PandoDaily - As CEO and Chairman of AOL, Steve Case spearheaded the mainstream adoption of the internet across the US starting in the early 90’s. He left AOL in 2003 and employed his savvy in making startup investments, until in 2011 he made the jump from capital to Capitol. For the past three years he has been pounding the pavements in Washington, D.C, engaged in policy talks with lawmakers in his Obama-appointed roles in the Startup America Partnership and the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.
April 4, 2014 - Smashpipe Magazine - Ted Leonsis is the founder and chairman of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which owns and operates three professional sports teams (Washington Capitals, Washington Wizards and Washington Mystics) and Verizon Center. He also serves on the board of governors for the NBA and NHL.