The Time is Now to Become an Entrepreneur

Mills Scofield

Ilan , Founder of The Founder Project , is no exception and I can''t wait for The Founder Project to come stateside! Consequently, last year I founded TheFounderProject - a new type of venture fund run almost entirely by students that invests in student startups.

Benefits of Being a Young Entrepreneur

Mills Scofield

The Founder Project is a new type of venture fund run by students investing in students'' startups to create a global student startup ecosystem. The founder of Founder Project , Ilan Saks , did a guest post and asked me to return the favor, which I did here.

Six Paradoxes Women Leaders Face in 2013

Harvard Business Review

Easing into the New Year, one big hope we have for 2013 is that women continue to bridge the gender gap in terms of pay equality and access to leadership positions. What this means for 2013 is that women have a huge opportunity to convert their connections into career advancement.

How Corporate Venture Capital Helps Firms Explore New Territory

Harvard Business Review

Two in particular are corporate venture funds, which invest in start-ups outside companies'' walls, and internal idea contests. But cutting back on research funding doesn''t work either. Corporate venture capital can avoid some of these problems.

How Corporate Venture Capital Helps Firms Explore New Territory

Harvard Business Review

Corporations have narrowed the focus of their R&D by pressing for clear, short-term wins; venture capitalists are too quick to get caught up in the latest, hottest thing; and even the vaunted crowdfunding option is pretty limited: It’s great if you’re an internet star, but try getting a crowd excited about an innovative idea in industrial machinery. But cutting back on research funding doesn’t work either.

The Booming Business of Drones

Harvard Business Review

He recently left his post at Wired to work on his own passion project- (DIY Drones )-turned-startup ( 3D Robotics ), which recently raised five million dollars in venture funding. Drones are everywhere.

Why Executive Teams Shouldn't Write "Culture Decks"

Harvard Business Review

They''re in tune with corporate goals and how the company should ideally be projected to evoke success to investors and customers alike. In witnessing and being a part of an incredibly vibrant startup culture, from a 15-person early stage startup 2 years ago with no venture funding to our now 100+ person company, I know the real elements of company culture aren''t reflected in the traditional definition nor the top-down approach to culture decks.