There is a block just off of Detroit’s Woodward Avenue where the city’s future is being built. Just a few years ago this cluster of buildings, known as Madison Block, housed squatters. Today some 300 young people are hard at work on 50 new startups.
Sixteen-year-old Riley Benner of Rochester, New York, employs refugees to hand sew his high-end silk, reversible ties for his business, Phoenix Haberdashery. Fifteen-year-old CEO of Gladiator Lacrosse, Rachel Zietz of Boca Raton, Florida, is on track to make her first million this year.
Here in Las Vegas last week, the most interesting thing going on had nothing to do with flashy casinos, but with startups interested in putting a dent in their universe. SxSW V2V, held every summer in Las Vegas after the major conference in Austin, focuses on edu
The Smithsonian is using Kickstarter to raise funds to preserve the suit worn by astronaut Neil Armstrong in 1969.
Who are your leaders? As we toured cities for Innovation That Matters, 1776's study of civic entrepreneurship, we found that how this question told us a lot about the future of a city’s startup ecosystem.