A new report on entrepreneurship from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development finds that the smallest businesses — those with fewer than 10 employees — account for almost all of the businesses in most developed countries. The United States is on the low end of the distribution, though, with only about three-quarters of its businesses being so tiny.
"Throughout the 40 minute interview (video below) Zuck revealed some incredibly interesting things about the early days founding Facebook in his Harvard dorm room, the culture of Silicon Valley and what he would have done differently. “We didnt want to start a company we just started building it. We didn’t expect it to be a company initially, we just built it because we thought it was awesome,” said Zuck about the early days of Facebook at Harvard."
"AngelList connects promising startups to a sterling network of early stage investors. AngelList has been getting a blizzard of well-deserved press of late after Venture Hacks released the networks 18 month statistics. But not a lot has been written for startups on how to best use the service. Here's our take in small, bite-sized pieces."
"Serendipity" is the latest holy grail in the Silicon Valley software zeitgeist: an ill-defined buzzword that developers use to describe services that will connect people with online ephemera they would not normally find on their own.
"We’re looking for companies with the freshest and most disruptive products or services that leverage the cloud to drive great outcomes and solutions for real world organizations. 10 finalists will make the cut, and will have four minutes to showcase their innovative cloud technologies live at CloudBeat 2011."
"The TechStars Network consists of independently owned and operated regional organizations that operate a start-up accelerator program with a model similar to TechStars. The TechStars Network provides professional development, networking opportunities, training, consulting and ongoing support for members."
"This fact-packed presentation compiled by KPCB partner Mary Meeker explores and examines the significant trends shaping the Internet today. Backed by hard data and decades of technology analysis, Mary posits that the mobile revolution is still in its infancy and poised for tremendous growth. Her presentation also zeroes in on the newest breakout trends driving e-commerce, including the rejuvenating effects of local commerce, the global race to adopt mobile devices and apps, and the latest innovations in online payments. The evolving social space comes under Mary’s scrutiny as well. She observes that social networking is proving to be not just a powerful engagement model, but also a pervasive new wave of opportunity that spans the online experience. View the full presentation for a look at the digital trends that surround us in today’s increasingly mobile, social world."