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New way of angel investing

 
A friend sent me this link about RightSide Capitals' spray and pray approach to early stage VC.
 
The entrepreneur who sent me this has gone through a lot over the years we have known each other, and his risk tolerence and risk appetite have changed markedly during that time. 

Long term unemployment

 
NY Times article on the long term unemployed.
 
I've no solution for this situation.
 
Education/training hasn't helped this situation.  too many of the "new" jobs were in industries that have already gone, or will soon be shipped away.  How many html programmers are left in this country?
 
What new jobs have emerged from all the tra

Successful MITEF event at Canadian Embassy

Last night was a fantastic event for the MITEF Winter Gala at the Canadian Embassy.

 

There was a great crowd of entrepreneurs and other folks in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

 

Remembering what I don't know

It is the season for business plan competitions.  The MIT Enterprise forum of DC and Balitmore will be holding their competition in a couple of months.  However, I've been working with some schools on the VCIC, venture capital investment competition, where the teams of students act as investors, not entreprenerus, and go about judging/grading the companies based upon criteria that VC investors would use.
 
I enjoy these events, because it puts me in contact with great students, amazing companies, and it helps me remember what I didn't know about the industry

Photysyntheis and quantum coherence

 
Does this mean than every blade of grass out there is a quantum computer?

VC can't hide any more

MIT Enteprise Forum of Washington DC and Baltimore Gala 2010

Date:
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Time:
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location:
Canadian Embassy 501 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC

NYTimes: Sites to Refuel Electric Cars Gain a Big Dose of Funds

From The New York Times:

Sites to Refuel Electric Cars Gain a Big Dose of Funds

The infusion of cash is a vote of confidence for Better Place, the
closely watched start-up that hopes to create vast networks of charge
spots for electric vehicles.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/25/business/energy-environment/25electric.html

US Post office to test electric vehicle

 
I've said for a while that it will not be the end consumer who decides when we switch to electric vehicles.
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