Startups today are different than they were even 5 years ago. They are smaller and nimbler; teams are often virtual, markets and sources of capital are global. In most countries, technology entrepreneurship is recognized as an esential contributor to economic development.
The purpose of this wiki is to both recognize this phenomenon and share perspectives, experiences, information, ideas and feedback. The articles and discussions vary from technical how-to's to philosophical debates. We invite contributions from thoughtleaders and academics to entrepreneurs and practioners to investors and service providers.
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Hernando De Soto (economist) (born 1941 in Arequipa) is a Peruvian economist known for his work on the informal economy. He is the president of Peru's Institute for Liberty and Democracy (ILD), located in Lima.
Startup Gurus"Guy Kawasaki is a managing director of Garage Technology Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm and a columnist for Forbes.com. Previously, he was an Apple Fellow at Apple Computer, Inc. where he was one of the individuals responsible for the success of the Macintosh computer.
Guy is the author of eight books including The Art of the Start, Rules for Revolutionaries, How to Drive Your Competition Crazy, Selling the Dream, and The Macintosh Way. He has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.
Paul Graham is an essayist, blogger, programmer, and programming language designer.
In 1995 he developed with Robert Morris the first web-based application, Viaweb, which was acquired by Yahoo in 1998. In 2002 he described a simple Bayesian spam filter that inspired most current filters. He's currently working on a new programming language called Arc, a new book on startups, and is one of the partners in Y Combinator.
Paul is the author of On Lisp (Prentice Hall, 1993), ANSI Common Lisp (Prentice Hall, 1995), and Hackers & Painters (O'Reilly, 2004). He has an AB from Cornell and a PhD in Computer Science from Harvard, and studied painting at RISD and the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence.
Paulgraham.com got 8.1 million page views in 2005
- WorkSavvy - the online resource for startups
- US Small Business Administration. Masses of resources
- The Florida Startup Entrepreneur's Journal
- Startups In Boston - A list of Boston startups, sortable by industry, neighborhood, if hiring, and more.