Blog: General Foundation
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.
“There are few industrialists in history who could match Elon Musk's relentless drive and ingenious vision,” says Ashlee Vance, a Bloomberg Businessweek journalist, in his new biography of the talented
Think of it as Google Maps, on steroids.
In conjunction with 1776, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its Foundation attended a series of roundatables in eight cities to examine the startup economy and civic entrepreneurship.
The political fights of the last decade have distracted us from what should be, in my view, the central issue of our policy debates—reviving economic growth. First quarter 2015 growth of just 0.2% comes on the heels of a lackluster 2014, when the economy grew just 2.4%.
The tech industry’s “fail fast, fail often” mantra has proven successful in pumping out world-changing innovations in record time. The faster one figures out what doesn’t work, the faster one can get to something that does. Failure is a good thing that is a natural consequence of the innovation process.