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Harvard, Babson College Are Top Colleges for Entrepreneurship


A recent report published in the October issues of Entrepreneur magazine points out that Harvard University and Babson College are among the top colleges for entrepreneurship, putting together top-tiered entrepreneurship curricula for their students. The rankings were produced by Princeton Review and are separated into two sections: undergraduate and graduate programs. According to the rankings, Harvard University ranks… Read more »

The Top 20 Angel Investors Ranked 

top angel investors

Accelerator 500 Startups recently released a ranking of the top 20 angel investors, compiled by CB Insights. Over 2,000 angels were analyzed based on their network strength, the rate of follow-on investment, exits, their brand, and more. Here is the extremely male-heavy list: Naval Ravikant, cofounder of AngelList, made over 75 investments from 2009-2013 and scored… Read more »

Here Are Some of the Highest-Paid CEOs in Tech 


Is the idea of runaway success just some fuzzy pipedream for you? Well, the 2014 Equilar Top 200 Highest Paid CEO Rankings is here to put some numbers on your jackpot fantasies. The rankings looked at 2013 CEO compensation at companies with market values of $1 billion or more. And a handful of those companies… Read more »

A Ranking of the Most Entrepreneurial Corporations

most entrepreneurial corporations

This post was originally published on Medium. If you think great companies don’t let their entrepreneurs leave…you’re totally wrong! The Google Effect Google alumni’s Startups Let’s start with this AngelList graph showing Google alumni creating new businesses for a $4.9 million average (each line is a startup having at least one Google alumni). Either Google… Read more »

These Are the Top Languages Taught at Programming Bootcamps [STUDY]

Programming bootcamps

In a report released today by Course Report, Ruby led the way among programming languages taught at US bootcamps, at 57 percent: The 2014 survey included 41 of the 43 full-time programming schools in the US, which expect to graduate nearly 6,000 students in 2014. That’s up from around 2,200 graduates (and 33 schools) last year. … Read more »

DC Gets 4th Place in a Ranking of the Hottest US Startup Cities 

hottest startup cities

In a ranking of the hottest US startup cities released today by RJMetrics, Washington, DC, came in 4th place, trailing San Francisco, New York, and Seattle. The study was based on Meetup data from over 16,000 tech meetups worldwide. They took into consideration the number of total tech meetups, number of total memberships, density (memberships… Read more »

9 of the Most Successful Young Entrepreneurs


When people think of successful young entrepreneurs, we have a tendency to think of Mark Zuckerberg. I mean, sure, it’s easy to see why – he founded one of the most influential websites of our generation (arguably, THE most influential of all time). Or, maybe, we’ll refer to Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, the founders… Read more »

Infographic: Rise of the Angel Investor

Angel investing

Over the last ten years, the number of angel investors, and the amount of dollars they’ve invested, have increased significantly. That’s good news for entrepreneurs, as they have more opportunities than ever to launch their dreams and to provide innovative products and services to their customers. The infographic below, presented by, visualizes this significant increase in… Read more »

2013 Could be the Year of the Woman Entrepreneur


The State of Women-Owned Businesses survey, conducted jointly by NAWBO (National Association of Women Owned Business) and, found that 85 percent of women entrepreneurs surveyed believe that more women will venture to start their own businesses in 2013 than in 2012. Over 500 NAWBO members participated in the survey, and on average, they have been in business for over six years. Stats on women entrepreneurs according… Read more »

Mr Cranky’s Top Tech Stories of 2012

mr crankys top stories

What a year it’s been. We saw Facebook, the envy of all startups, fall from grace, and the Jersey-Shore-ification of hustlers, hackers, and designers. 2012 will go down as the year of the Wantrepreneur, the Pret-Angel, the Series A Crunch, and a whole bunch of whining – by me, by angels, by VCs and founders…. Read more »