startups and government | WRAL TechWire

startups and government

Google Glass is Awesome! Let's Ban It!

I don’t like to talk about politics. I like to talk about startups. That being said, when government sticks its hands into the rich dough of innovation, the result is usually a big mess of dough and a complete lack of paper trail on where the money went. I’m going to try to keep this rant focused less on government and more on a generic shortsightedness that usually accompanies innovation. More often than not, when true innovation happens, it’s met with everything from ignorance — “I don’t understand this, so I’m going to stick with this inefficient, bloated, and...

Read More

A Strong Startup Network Means More Opportunities

On October 3rd, I sat on a roundtable with six other folks from the Triangle entrepreneurial community and six folks from the White House, including United States CTO Todd Park. The fact that this article lags said roundtable by a couple weeks is a good sign not to expect any massive revelations to emerge herein. But that’s OK. I didn’t have massive expectations for the roundtable itself, which is to say I had none, but it turned out to be better than I thought. See, I learned a long time ago not to put a whole lot of stake...

Read More