Communities

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.

Teri Evans

· 7 min read

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.

Antonio Neves

· 4 min read

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.

Grant Davis

· 4 min read

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.

Laura Lorber

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

Michelle Goodman

· 4 min read

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.

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.

Adam Davidson

· 11 min read

Why Artists Are Buying into Chattanooga

Artists gave Chattanooga's Southside a new life--and the neighborhood returned the favor.

Margaret Littman

· 3 min read