The Startup Ecosystem Report 2012 is Live!

Today we released the Startup Ecosystem Report 2012. The report contains the first data-driven Ranking of the World’s Top 20 Startup Ecosystems and  a deep dive into the each of the individual Startup Ecosystems. Check out the initial coverage here on TechCrunch: http://techcrunch.com/2012/11/20/startup-genome-ranks-the-worlds-top-startup-ecosystems-silicon-valley-tel-aviv-l-a-lead-the-way/ And please help us spread the word on Facebook and Twitter by sharing this message: …

The Danger of Celebritizing Entrepreneurship

There’s no doubt technology entrepreneurship is becoming its own kind of celebrity. Here is a quick rundown of its appearances on the national stage: The story of the founding of Facebook receiving a feature-length Hollywood portrayal in The Social Network; Hollywood celebrities like Ashton Kutcher, Justin Timberlake, MC Hammer, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber investing in …

Reversing the Decline in Transformational Ideas

This is post 2 of the Transformational Entrepreneurship series (original on HBR). Post 1 defines Transformational Entrepreneurship and the matrix of socioeconomic value creation used in this post. Post 1 can be found here. Many venture capitalists are up in the arms because their returns are down, their funds are drying up, and there appear to …

Transformational Entrepreneurship: Where Technology Meets Societal Impact

The concept of transformational entrepreneurship describes one of the guiding philosophies of the Startup Genome The last five years the global economy has been rife with turmoil. Discussion of bankruptcy, bailouts and unemployment have dominated the headlines. On the surface many of our problems stem from giving the financial sector de facto leadership over the …