We had a nice ribbon cutting this week at Dwolla and during the event I received a question that surprised me a little bit. While I'll get the exact words wrong, the gist of it was: Doesn't it bother you that Apple talks about 50 jobs and they get $200 million in incentives. But you… Continue reading Incentive Inequality
When talking to local entrepreneurs, my feedback is always different than talking to people who live on the coasts. The coasts, for reference are really US West & US East. More and more the coast type feedback could also apply to those in Boulder. I'm going to start saying no-coast instead of the midwest because… Continue reading Out of sight & out of mind. The no-coast startup.
In a Technology Association of Iowa board meeting many weeks ago, the topic of talent emerged. I always think this is an interesting topic. The specific discussion led to, "why do students leave Iowa who study here?" The outcome of the TAI board meeting was to come up with something to present that covered: How… Continue reading Why do well educated young people leave Iowa?