Category Archives: Special Issues

Santa Clara University – Miller Center Supporting Social Entrepreneurs From Around the World

For six months, 14 social entrepreneurs in countries such as Egypt, India, Kenya, Mexico, Myanmar and Rwanda have worked individually with Silicon Valley executive mentors to hone their social enterprise business plans. On Aug. 18, the participants in the Global Social Benefit Institute (GSBI®) Accelerator at Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship made the next important step in their social enterprises’

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Let My People Go Surfing – Yvon Chouinard Founder of Patagonia Inc

In his long-awaited memoir, Yvon Chouinard-legendary climber, businessman, environmentalist, and founder of Patagonia, Inc.-shares the persistence and courage that have gone into being head of one of the most respected and environmentally responsible companies on earth. From his youth as the son of a French Canadian handyman to the thrilling, ambitious climbing expeditions that inspired his innovative designs for the

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Mofo Report – BREXIT And the Impact on the Venture Capital Community

The process of Brexit and the implications for businesses will unfold over time. MoFo’s Brexit Task Force is coordinating Brexit-related legal analysis across all their offices and working with clients on their key concerns and issues. In the run-up to the Brexit vote, the negative impact on access to capital and access to the best start-up talent were two of

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USA Proposes New Immigration Rule to Welcome International Entrepreneurs

According to a recent study by the National Foundation for American Policy, a research group that focuses on immigration issues, more than half of American tech start-ups valued at $1 billion or more had at least one immigrant founder. The main immigration pathway for foreign workers with specialized skills, the H-1B visa program, has been plagued by controversy and abuses,

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US-Mexico Air Transport Agreement Opens A New Chapter for Travel And Trade

On Sunday, August 21, we welcomed an exciting, new chapter in commercial aviation between the United States and Mexico, a chapter that will help drive economic growth on both sides of the border. Entry into force of our new Air Transport Agreement is an important milestone that realizes a key goal of the ongoing U.S.-Mexico High-Level Economic Dialogue. The new

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US House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot – National Small Business Week (2016)


The nation’s small businesses play a vital role in the American economy and House Republicans are working to protect them through an agenda that focuses both on jobs and economic growth, House Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot, R-Ohio said Saturday in recognition of National Small Business Week. “If we want a confident America, we need confident Americans,” said Chabot in

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NFAP Study – Immigrants Founded 51% of U.S. Billion-Dollar Startups


Immigrants play a key role in creating new, fast-growing companies, as evidenced by the prevalence of foreign-born founders and key personnel in the nation’s leading privately-held companies. Immigrants have started more than half (44 of 87) of America’s startup companies valued at $1 billion dollars or more and are key members of management or product development teams in over 70

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Electronic Frontier Foundation – A Technical Perspective on the Apple iPhone Case


Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) presents a deep dive on the FBI’s fight with Apple over its customers’ privacy. Apple is being asked to assist the FBI’s ongoing investigation of last December’s San Bernardino mass shooting by providing software to unlock a phone used by (deceased) suspect Syed Rizwan Farook (though owned by his employer, the San Bernardino County Department of

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