City Administrator Dana Lietzau looked out the window of her office and counted the empty buildings along First Avenue, the street that runs through the business district of Gibbon. Twelve buildings, four of them empty.“Our downtown is really struggling and has been for a while,” she said.
Guest In Minnesota, you probably know someone who works for Best Buy, UnitedHealth, Target, or the other local Fortune 500 companies. But these were startups once, and they’re deeply invested in the success of their home state. Larger corporations are an asset to startups, as they provide critical on-ramps for entrepreneurs.
Diversity in tech is an ongoing issue that sees a lot of talk but a consortium of tech groups, with the backing of JPMorgan Chase Foundation, is taking action with a new initiative dedicated to growing the proportion of female and ethnic minority tech founders
Typically, when a startup goes public after reaching a billion-dollar plus valuation, it’s considered a “win” for that community. But what happens when that billion-dollar company is no longer a unicorn?
The Bay Area is saturated with tech companies like Twitter and DropBox, but it wasn’t always that way. The inclusive San Francisco was once home to unconventionals and creatives, but tech companies have since taken over, diminishing the rich culture and causing Bay Area real estate prices to soar.