Communities The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on Communities en-us Copyright 2014 Inc., All rights reserved. (webmaster) 5 Business Thu, 23 May 2013 05:00:00 GMT Downtown Las Vegas Reimagined as a Startup (Photos) In the last of a four-part series on Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh's Downtown Project, we look at the city in the process of reinvention. Thu, 23 May 2013 05:00:00 GMT Teri Evans A $50 Million Bet on Las Vegas Tech Startups How the Vegas Tech Fund plans to help transform the tech scene in Sin City, in part two of our series on Tony Hsieh's $350 million Downtown Project. Tue, 21 May 2013 03:00:00 GMT Teri Evans 5 Companies to Watch in the Silicon Prairie Who says tech startups can't succeed outside Silicon Valley? Check out these new companies that are on the rise in Middle America. Sat, 19 Jan 2013 08:00:00 GMT Antonio Neves Entrepreneurs Take Lead in Building Vibrant Startup Communities A long-term commitment and philosophy of inclusiveness are critical to sustainability and growth. Fri, 26 Oct 2012 14:00:00 GMT Brad Feld Keys to a Thriving Startup Scene From VC Veteran Brad Feld Brad Feld of the VC firm Foundry Group has funded some the biggest tech success stories of the last decade. He shares his thoughts about the state of the startup scene. Mon, 22 Oct 2012 04:00:00 GMT Grant Davis Community and the Value of a 'Kinky' Business Idea Do others feel your pain? Then you might just have a great business idea. A recent online kerfuffle underscores the power in harnessing the passion of a community. Thu, 02 Aug 2012 12:29:00 GMT Laura Lorber How Industry Clusters Can Spur Small-Business Growth One way the SBA has sought to foster entrepreneurial growth is through industry clusters.The SBA's Karen Mills explains how. Sun, 20 May 2012 08:01:00 GMT Catherine Clifford A Starbucks Initiative to Brew Up U.S. Jobs An initiative by Starbucks and Opportunity Finance Network is pouring small-business funding into private lending institutions Tue, 24 Jan 2012 02:01:00 GMT Michelle Goodman Creating an 'Ecosystem' for Minority Entrepreneurs To foster entrepreneurship among minorities and in urban centers, a concentration of wealthy investors and academic, government and business institutions first needs to come together. A recent panel at Rutgers University put a spotlight on the issues. Wed, 16 Nov 2011 12:39:00 GMT Colleen DeBaise Artopolis: The State of the Creative Nation Arts entrepreneurs won't save the day for every city, but in some spots, they're the new oil (paint) barons. Tue, 25 Oct 2011 08:55:00 GMT Adam Davidson Why Artists Are Buying into Chattanooga Artists gave Chattanooga's Southside a new life--and the neighborhood returned the favor. Tue, 25 Oct 2011 08:52:00 GMT Margaret Littman