While the overall VC picture looked pretty grim in 2022, some bright spots emerged that may tell us something about the future direction of the innovation economy.
Conversations with Steve Case and Heartland Visionaries Today, we have some incredibly exciting news to share with you. After nearly six years of making a significant impact by connecting thousands of individuals to new career...
A few weeks ago, we had an amazing event in Cleveland but something important was missing. A sold out crowd with hundreds of entrepreneurs and investors from across the region gathered to talk tech, but where were all the artificial...
The key to success for tech startups and aspiring tech hub cities is the quality of their trust network. This is the true “secret” to Silicon Valley success. It isn’t a place; it’s a trust network.
Hot war in Ukraine, cold war on the horizon with China and a newly expanded battlefield to cyber and space are all creating an unstable world. Will emerging technology shift the global balance of power? Will interdependent supply...
Massive, world-altering problems are always ahead for humanity. It may seem like today's challenges are insurmountable, but in reality, these are just the challenges of the moment. I believe that bigger problems only lead to bigger...
News flash: Tech is more than software. Silicon Valley is often associated with tech, but in reality, it’s primarily a hub for various software industries. Enterprise SaaS, social media networks, deep AI, and others have all found...
For decades, Silicon Valley has held the title of the leading center for technology innovation and disruption, but recently it’s become clear that The Times They Are a-Changin. What is it about emerging tech regions that allow critical industries beyond software to flourish? And what can Silicon Valley learn from the Heartland about innovation and the future tech economy?
Coming out of the current economic downturn, we should expect to see (and are already seeing) an explosion of entrepreneurial activity–and not just in the Bay Area, but across the country. We can be sure that the next breakout tech company is being built today somewhere, and by most indications, it’s just as likely in the Heartland as Silicon Valley.
I’m excited to launch a new series of short videos called “Founder Friday,” which spotlight the amazing innovation, tenacity and leadership of tech founders from across the American Heartland.
One America Works is more than an inspirational vision – we’ve made a real, measurable impact. We believe the opportunity is just beginning. The Heartland has the people to innovate – and only requires the capital to fuel that innovation.
For so many people in the tech sector, the end of 2022 can’t get here soon enough. I feel much the same way, but mostly because I’m excited about what 2023 has in store.
As this rollercoaster year comes to a close, the team at One America Works cannot wait to see what 2023 has in store for the communities of the Silicon Heartland.
As Columbus’ tech and culture scene rapidly expands, more and more people are beginning to take notice of what the city has to offer.
The basics of economics tell us that when supply is higher than demand, prices fall. What it doesn’t tell is that low demand also breeds innovation.
Whether it’s semiconductor manufacturing, EV battery plants, other clean technologies, VC deal volumes, or rising tech employment, the cities and states of the Silicon Heartland are writing their own storyline – and it’s an exciting time.
In 2022, it became clearer than ever that the health of the U.S. tech sector cannot simply be measured by what’s going on in traditional tech hubs like Silicon Valley or Seattle.
These are difficult times for the tech sector. Big names like Amazon, Meta and Twitter are announcing layoffs in the tens of thousands as continued post-pandemic uncertainty hangs over the global economy. But in times like these, it’s worth remembering Sylvester Stallone’s iconic quote from Rocky Balboa: “It ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.”
As layoffs roil Silicon Valley, tech industry experts met in Pittsburgh recently to discuss the needs of startups and other innovative firms in the middle of the country to ensure their continued growth. The Oct. 20 event, hosted by One America...
Pittsburgh has been a hotbed for innovation and progress for many years. From the steel industry to technology to medical research.