What Do Startup Accelerators Really Do

Often one encounters confused looks and queries when discussing the distinctions between startup incubators, accelerators, and co-working locations.   Ian Hathaway from the Brookings Institution provides a comprehensive overview. Accelerators are playing an increasing role in startup communities throughout the United States and beyond. Early evidence demonstrates accelerators’ potential to improve startups’ outcomes, and for these benefits to spill over into the broader startup community. Nonetheless, the measurable impact accelerators have on performance…

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WGU Adds Master’s in Cybersecurity & Information Assurance

New online degree program offers new cybersecurity curriculum Western Governors University (WGU), www.wgu.edu, is now accepting applications for its newest online master’s degree program, M.S. in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance. Developed in collaboration with industry and policy experts, the new program offers coursework that aligns with the latest standards from national security organizations, including the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Defense (DOD), and the National Security Agency…

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Three Public Relations Tips for Bolstering Your Brand’s Reputation

Public relations (PR) is far more than just sending a press release. Communicators skate blurred lines between marketers, advertisers, digital divas, community engagers, reputation managers, publicists, brand advisers, social media strategists, and terms we haven’t created yet. Bottom line: in a fast moving entrepreneurial world, the power of PR has never been more relevant. While it takes far more than one article to delve into, here are a few solid…

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What lessons can you learn from business failures?

Like you, I’ve read dozens of inspiring articles about entrepreneurs who bounce back from failure to discover success. Steve Jobs, we are often reminded, was fired from his own company. Thomas Edison chalked up each of his thousands of failed experiments as another step toward a successful solution. You’d almost think from reading these inspirational tales that entrepreneurs set out to fail a few times just so that they can…

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