Take the NEXT Training Program Powered by Google for Entrepreneurs

Are you ready to take off with your Startup? There are still two days left to enjoy early-bird rates for the NEXT training program in Portland, Oregon.

NEXT, powered by Google for Entrepreneurs, is a comprehensive, five week program for entrepreneurs who want to learn more about how to launch a business. Rooted in Steve Blank’s “customer development” methodology and built around in-person interactions, participants meet weekly to present their customer discovery insights. Google for Entrepreneurs is excited to power NEXT technologically and help it expand globally.

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Video: SC13 Seeks Your Ground-Breaking Innovations in the Emerging Technologies Track

In this video, Torsten Hoefler from ETH Zurich describes the new SC13 Emerging Technologies Track.

The SC13 Emerging Technologies Track is a new element of the Technical Program at SC13. It is aimed at providing a showcase on the SC13 show floor for novel projects at a national or international scale. It is different from other aspects of the technical program, such as contributed presentations and posters, in that it will provide a forum for discussing large-scale, long-term efforts in high performance computing, networking, storage, and analysis, rather than a recent research result that such a project might have achieved. Emerging Technologies will provide space in a booth at an attractive central location of the SC13 show floor. The booth will facilitate displays, presentations, and spontaneous discussions among participants and visitors.

If you have ground-breaking technologies in the works, the SC13 conference would love to provide you an opportunity to showcase it to the world leaders in supercomputing. Read the Full Story and get your submissions in today!

Building Startups on the Unreasonable at Sea Voyage

In this video, Colleen Taylor from TechCrunch talks with the Founder of Unreasonable at Sea, Daniel Epstein. The 100 day voyage continues through April 25, 2013.

Unreasonable at Sea is a radical experiment in global entrepreneurship to combat the greatest challenges of our time. 20 Mentors. 100 days. 1 ship. 13 countries. 11 ventures. 1 belief that entrepreneurship will change the world.

In related news, check out our RichReport podcast interview with Unreasonable at Sea entrepreneurs.

Startup PDX: Challenge Offers Seed Money and a Home for Your Startup

Do you need help getting your Startup off the ground? Here in Portland, Produce Row is hosting Startup PDX:Challenge, a new initiative designed to connect startups to all our community has to offer. Located in Portland’s Central Eastside Industrial District, Produce Row is a growing network of businesses thriving on entrepreneurial spirit. Produce Row seeks to support and promote entrepreneurial and creative businesses through a common identity, collaboration, and with collective resources.

The Startup PDX:Challenge is Portland’s next step in the creation of community and value for startups. The Challenge will offer access to accelerator programs and other organizations in unique ways. The Challenge winners will co-locate in Portland’s Produce Row, a neighborhood where the entrepreneurial and DIY spirit thrives. The startups who win the Challenge will get the nuts and bolts of what they need in a package valued at $40,000 per company

Applications are due April 4, 2013.

Podcast: Interview with Entrepreneurs on the Unreasonable at Sea Voyage

We’ve been following the maiden voyage of Unreasonable at Sea since before they set sail. The ship of entrepreneurs is now halfway through its 100-day journey, so I caught up with them via Skype at their Port of Call in Singapore to learn more about what its like on board.

Participants:

  • Daniel Epstein, Unreasonable at Sea and Unreasonable Group
  • Scott Frank, One Earth Designs
  • Catlin Powers, One Earth Designs
  • Rachel McCallister, Moderator, MPRM Communications

When we first heard about Unreasonable, we thought: “Whoa! This is such an amazing idea!” said Caitlin Powers of One Earth Designs. “We’re going to go to all these great countries where people have been already asking about our products and we’re going to be able to find multiple distributors. And all of those things have happened, but I would say that something even more amazing has happened, which is that we’ve all come together here on this ship. All these people with great ideas, and we’ve gone beyond our companies and started talking about what is the future world that we want to see and how can we really build towards that and collaborate actively towards that direction. That’s really changed my way of thinking. So I would say that I came onboard this ship thinking: “What can I do to help my company?” And already halfway through I’m starting to think: “What can I do to collaborate with other companies around the world to really do something that’s bigger than our company?”

Download the MP3 or read the Full Interview Transcript. The Unreasonable at Sea voyage wraps up in Barcelona on April 25, 2013. You can follow their journey through videos and more at their Voyage Blog.

CareerMob to Revolutionize How Veterans Transition to Civilian Careers

A new Startup called CareerMob is seeking to revolutionize the way veterans receive help to transition to civilian service. Launched by five entrepreneurs on a hackathon competition known as the StartupBus, CareerMob offers a novel solution to the daunting challenges of veteran unemployment in a time when thousands of vets are on their way home.

Veterans face unique challenges when returning from duty and – unfortunately – one of those challenges is unemployment,” said Josh Seefried, currently an Air Force officer and one of the cofounders spearheading CareerMob. “Our goal is to ensure that Americans that fight for us don’t have to fight for a job when they come home.”

CareerMob starts with a simple questionnaire about a veterans work experience and interests and aligns them with civilian job opportunities. Furthermore, a veteran is then offered a selection of mentors that can help them transition to the civilian workplace. The process is simplified and seeks to ease the anxiety servicemembers face when transitioning from the military workplace.

Americans want to thank America’s veterans in meaningful ways – but too often, we fail to turn our good intentions into meaningful actions,” said Doug Wilson, former assistant Secretary of Defense of Public Affairs. “Helping our men and women in uniform returning from the battlefield to the workplace not just to find a job but to succeed in that job is one of the most tangible, productive answers to the question: ‘How can I help?'”

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