2015 In Review: Hundreds of Entrepreneurs, A New Tech Conference, Diversity Progress, Awards & Good People

The first Monday of 2016 is almost over. As I think about 2015, many would say it was a great year for me personally and professionally. Personally I would say yes, I'm healthy, Melinda and I are happy, my family is well back in NC and my son will be five years old this year. Professionally I would say last year was a building and growth year. At BUILDUP we achieved one of our main goals that we set out to accomplish when we first started in 2014 and held our first fellows program with 6 startups. BUILDUP also held two fireside chats, hosted a month long entrepreneurship workshop series and a [...]

Announcing The BUILDUP Technical Workshops Series with Google, Twitter, UBER, Galvanize and TechCrunch

Over the past year BUILDUP has held several events focused on entrepreneurship, tech culture and venture capital but as Silicon Valley and San Francisco Bay Area tech companies reflects staggeringly low representation of employees and tech founders across gender and racial categories in contrast to the diverse population of the world, we wanted to do more.

Today BUILDUP is excited to announce a five week, six series technical workshop series with Google, Twitter, UBER, Galvanize and TechCrunch starting May 26th. The BUILDUP Workshop Series is designed to educate and prepare individuals [...]

Entrepreneur University: Schools for Start Ups – #infographic


Source: GreatBusinessSchools.org

American Timeline for Entrepreneurship in Colleges

1947 Management of New Enterprises, first MBA entrepreneurship course offered at Harvard.

1953 Entrepreneurship and Innovation offered at New York University

1954 Small Business Management, first MBA small business course offered at Stanford.

1967 First contemporary MBA entrepreneurship courses introduced at Stanford & New York Universities.

1970 First entrepreneurship center, the Caruth Institute of Owner-Managed Business, established at Southern Methodist University.

1975: 104 [...]

The Top 10 Companies Acquiring and Investing in Ed Tech Startups

We all know the ED Tech Space is being disrupted. It's also a very lucrative for both venture capital and founders building new educational platforms. CBInsights provides more data just how lucrative, as it reports that Ed Tech companies received $1.1 billion in venture capital in 2012. The report also provides us with a list of the top 10 companies acquiring and investing in Ed Tech Startups.

With $1.1B in Ed Tech venture capital financing in 2012, we wanted to take a closer look at which of the larger education companies, both private and public, have been most active in both [...]

How To Learn To Code In 2013 #techticker

Where to start?

Once you’ve decided you want to learn to code web-applications, where is the best place to start? There’s an endless variety of programming languages and web frameworks to choose from, but all roads lead to HTML and CSS. They’re also quite easy to learn. To get started, you can pick up a book or just play around with scratchpad.io. Once you understand that, then you can move on to Javascript, Ruby, Python, or whatever else you want.

Shameless plug! I’m working on a step-by-step tutorial that teaches beginners how to code their first web-application. Had to at least [...]