Worth Reading 9/28/2012

It’s been another exciting week at the Dingman Center, just earlier today we held our first Dingman Center Angels Review Day of the 2012-2013 Academic Year!  Participating entrepreneurs came in to pitch in front of a packed crowd of Dingman Center Angels and eager business students.  Across the hall, Dingman Center EIRs advised a full docket of aspiring entrepreneurs for Pitch Dingman.  Amidst the hustle and bustle at the Dingman Center, we are still excited to continue our new feature started last week!

So here’s what we found worth reading this week!

  • Did you know that the US Chamber of Commerce has ranked the State of Maryland the #1 state for innovation and entrepreneurship? Maryland secretary of business and economic development breaks it down for us.
  • Nobody can build anticipation like Apple.  With the recent release of the iPhone 5, Catherine Kaputa of Fast Company examines the strategies that Apple employs to get its fans pumped for every new release, and what lessons entrepreneurs can learn from these strategies!
  • With political campaigns in full swing, there’s a lot of talk about China and the potential threat it imposes, as well as jobs lost to India.  Michael Silverstein, the founder of BCG’s global consumer practice joined the HBR Ideacast this week to argue why China (and India) should be seen as an opportunity for businesses, not a threat. (More of a worth listening.)
  • The District of Columbia continues its quest to find ways to become a more attractive location for entrepreneurs.  However, the mayor’s plans hit a speed bump this week as the DC Council refused to pass a major capital gains tax break for tech investors and entrepreneurs.
  • Finally, Google launched its new microsite “Google for Entrepreneurs” this week.  Check out the different ways that Google supports the startup community and stay up to date about upcoming community events around the world.
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