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"My prediction is that, by the end of this decade, we will see some Mark Zuckerbergs emerging from the slums of Sao Paulo or New Delhi, India or Valparaiso, Chile. Why, you ask? Because entrepreneurs are doing what governments can’t—creating innovation ecosystems." - Vivek Wadhwa

"My prediction is that, by the end of this decade, we will see some Mark Zuckerbergs emerging from the slums of Sao Paulo or New Delhi, India or Valparaiso, Chile. Why, you ask? Because entrepreneurs are doing what governments can’t—creating innovation ecosystems." - Vivek Wadhwa

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#innovation  #facebook  #social media  #startup incubator  #technology  #business  #Brazil  #Silicon Valley 
If the lawyers, rather than the technologists, start to guide the future of Silicon Valley, we could see a massive realignment of power in the tech industry…

If the lawyers, rather than the technologists, start to guide the future of Silicon Valley, we could see a massive realignment of power in the tech industry…

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#technology  #facebook  #Yahoo  #patents  #Silicon Valley  #innovation  #law 
VentureBeat | You don’t have to live in Palo Alto to become a software billionaire, though it can help.
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VentureBeat | You don’t have to live in Palo Alto to become a software billionaire, though it can help.

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"…something is missing in India: The angel investors, venture capitalists, and, most critically, experienced mentors. This problem will fix itself as more companies achieve success and seasoned entrepreneurs decide to give back to the next generation. When that happens, Silicon Valley better watch out. It is in for some very real competition."
Vivek Wadhwa, “Why Silicon Valley should fear India,” The Washington Post.

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Vivek Wadhwa | Silicon Valley women are on the rise, but have far to go

“Vivek, do you notice something strange”, asked my wife, Tavinder, during a start-up awards event hosted by TechCrunch in San Francisco two years ago. The only thing that surprised me, I told her, was that technology celebrities were dressed in ragged jeans and t-shirts.

“No, Vivek, tell me,” she said, clearly wishing to be taken seriously, “Where are the women?”

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Business incubators and accelerators are necessary components of a vital entrepreneurial ecosystem that drives job creation and wealth in this country. That ecosystem requires capital to fuel job growth. Black American and urban centers have historically been disconnected from that ecosystem. And, with millions of Black Americans sitting on the sidelines, we don’t need to look much further than ourselves for leadership in changing the equation and brightening the economic future for those who seek to compete in the new innovation economy.
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Business incubators and accelerators are necessary components of a vital entrepreneurial ecosystem that drives job creation and wealth in this country. That ecosystem requires capital to fuel job growth. Black American and urban centers have historically been disconnected from that ecosystem. And, with millions of Black Americans sitting on the sidelines, we don’t need to look much further than ourselves for leadership in changing the equation and brightening the economic future for those who seek to compete in the new innovation economy.

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#Innovation  #entrepreneurship  #Black America  #race  #Silicon Valley  #Barack Obama  #unemployment 
"…the key to boosting entrepreneurship and innovation is to encourage diversity, mentor entrepreneurs and facilitate their networking. Science parks and industry subsidies can’t do this. This holds important lessons too for groups that are left out of tech entrepreneurship—such as women, African Americans, and Hispanics. They need to continue to form new networks and strengthen existing ones in order to uplift each other and address concerns unique to their communities. Government can’t make that happen either."
Vivek Wadhwa, “Diversity, cultural networks power innovation,” The Washington Post
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“In the current cast of characters, the Republicans are on our side, our local Democrats support us because our arguments are obvious, and the other Democrats don’t—because they don’t get it. The president understands the argument and would like to support us, he says, but there are various political issues. That’s roughly the situation. That’s been true for twenty years, through different presidents and different leaders. It’s stupid. So my point is that if you want to get a sense of how to screw this up, to put it negatively, then make it harder for us to bring in the world’s smartest people.” - Google’s Eric Schmidt
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“In the current cast of characters, the Republicans are on our side, our local Democrats support us because our arguments are obvious, and the other Democrats don’t—because they don’t get it. The president understands the argument and would like to support us, he says, but there are various political issues. That’s roughly the situation. That’s been true for twenty years, through different presidents and different leaders. It’s stupid. So my point is that if you want to get a sense of how to screw this up, to put it negatively, then make it harder for us to bring in the world’s smartest people.” - Google’s Eric Schmidt

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Silicon Valley and the next $100 billion stimulus
These tech giants need to start thinking in terms of transforming cash flow into job flow. Put the cash to work on infrastructure projects that lead to real jobs. 
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Silicon Valley and the next $100 billion stimulus

These tech giants need to start thinking in terms of transforming cash flow into job flow. Put the cash to work on infrastructure projects that lead to real jobs. 

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#innovation  #silicon valley  #energy  #business  #stimulus  #Dominic Basulto  #Washington Post