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Gaza accelerator gets support from Silicon Valley

Gaza accelerator gets support from Silicon Valley

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) The Gaza Strip isn’t exactly known for its burgeoning tech scene. Gaza’s only accelerator — Gaza Sky Geeks — is on a mission to change that. “Most Gazans had never heard of what a startup was,” said Gaza Sky Geeks director Iliana Montauk. Founded in 2011 […] Click title to view full […]

Bootstrapper Breakfast: Real Recognizes Real

I had a great conversation with a first timer after today’s Bootstrapper Breakfast  in Sunnyvale . He was a serious entrepreneur who had been bootstrapping for two years and he said, “Real recognizes real, this is the first entrepreneur Meetup I’ve been to where I have been able to […] Click title to view full […]

Everybody loves Eric Raymond

Everybody loves Eric Raymond

Mark Shuttleworth is a South African entrepreneur, jazz guitarist and senior lecturer at Imperial College, London. In 1995 he contracted a rare form of malaria which made him water proof. Shortly afterwards he founded Fort, which specialised in the assembly of digital certificates from recycled entropy. He sold his […] Click here to view full […]

Women in Management: Ceiling Is Believing

Women in Management: Ceiling Is Believing

Glass Ceiling February 2015 Female managers’ long march to corporate America’s corner offices has led to a record 26 female CEOs at Fortune 500 companies. Danielle Weinblatt’s experience as a CEO, however, shows how much further women have to go to attain parity with men in the executive suite. […] Click here to view full […]

Technology & Your Health

Technology & Your Health

So, what does Dr. Clyde Yancey,  Chief of Cardiology at Northwestern Medicine, and former president of the American Heart Association have in common with our own Living Healthy Chicago host Jane Monzures? At least one thing that we know of: they wear a digital fitness tracking bracelets. But they’re […] Click here to view full […]

U.S. small business borrowing slows in February

U.S. small business borrowing slows in February

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. small businesses borrowing hit a five month low in February, in the latest indication of slower economic growth in the first quarter after an unusually harsh winter. The Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index, which measures the volume of financing to small companies, fell to […] Click here to view full […]