A Look Back at Innovation Daily

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.

Behind the Rise of Entrepreneurship
It has been a laggard recovery thus far, but the economic outlook shows interesting potential. A combination of developments in technology, financing and corporate culture is behind the rising power and leverage of small companies. As a result, an increasingly diverse cross-section of individuals is leaving large organizations and pursuing the creation of their own businesses.

Accelerator Impact: A Look at the Numbers
Let’s look at it by the numbers: 7,225 jobs, 225 companies, and $300 million dollars. It is a major boost to Michigan’s economy, and it is all coming from four lower Michigan partners who have banded together to form the Business Accelerator Network for Southeast Michigan.

Speaking to the Innovation Population
Who cares about innovation? The answer depends on what sort of innovation you’re talking about, and to what end. 

How Many Languages Do Developers Need to Know?
There are already hundreds of programming languages in existence, and more are popping into existence all the time. Many are designed for use in a relatively narrow range of applications, and large numbers never catch on beyond small groups of coders.

5 Things VC Investors Should Know About the Bitcoin
Peter Vessenes, the chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation and founder of U.S. venture-backed bitcoin company CoinLab Inc., shared some tips with private-equity and venture-capital investors on how to invest in the mysterious world of bitcoin, a virtual currency created in 2009 that some merchants have begun to accept as payment.

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