A Look Back at Innovation Daily
Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation--courtesy of Innovation America. Below, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories compiled from the last week.
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- The Role of Universities in New Business Starts
Blue Sky Innovation
Universities are in a unique position to aggregate these components to support the creation of new companies. Higher education institutions attract top talent to the state, offer vital programs, and cultivate valuable relationships with leading executives and venture capital firms.
- Where Are The Deals? How VCs Identify The Next Generation Of Startups
You’ve probably read dozens of articles about how to raise capital from venture capitalists. However, as a venture capital fund, we have the opposite problem: how do we find companies in which to invest?
- When to Say ‘No’ to Venture Capital
Ryan Smith knew he wanted to build a company he could grow over the long haul. So rather than race to find financiers in 2002, the co-founder and CEO of Qualtrics spent four years bootstrapping his enterprise survey provider from his dad's basement.
- Ecosystem Supports Technology Innovation, Drives Economic Diversification
Succeeding in the commercialization of an innovation or discovery is best not approached as a solitary endeavour. Engaging the support of the innovation ecosystem can dramatically accelerate the development and growth of a new company, and dramatically increase the probability of success.
Silicon Valley VCs Are More Confident Than They've Been in Years
Silicon Valley venture capital investors are as confident as they were before the Great Recession and are looking forward to an active 2014.