Want to copy Silicon Valley? Don't forget the critical component.

Other places have tried to replicate Silicon Valley, but they left...

At least 25 places around the world refer to their local high-tech business cluster or industry as Silicon Something. What's in the name? Silicon Alley, which for...
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400 years of American-Dutch economic ties

The Dutch and Americans have enjoyed a 400-year trade relationship. Their countries will co-host the 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Summit June 3-5.

Pitching your idea to a U.S. investor? 5 tips for getting...

Teleconferencing is convenient, but nothing matches the effectiveness of a face-to-face meeting. If you have your business plan, you've made your contacts and are...
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Angel investors help bring tech ideas to life

Even the best ideas for innovative tech startups need money to get off the drawing board. Often angel investors are the answer.

You’re looking at a $32 billion business

Patricia Maldonado, owner of a fair-trade handicrafts company in Bolivia, shares marketing and other business advice for artisan entrepreneurs.

One man’s plan to stop terrorist recruiting: Stop ‘waithood’

How can one quash the appeal of joining terror groups in Somalia and other conflict zones? Somali-American Mohamed Ali just might have found the...

This snail farmer had to learn to crawl before her business...

While a college student in Fés, Morocco, Ola Barramou took a trip with a nongovernmental group to an impoverished village, where she and the others...

Creating a business: How to find the right mentor

Young African entrepreneurs discuss the importance of mentorship during a webchat sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's GIST program.

All aboard the idea train

During August the past two years, civic-minded youth with ideas — whether about society, business or art — have set out on a train...