Posts from March 2010

Incubating New Social Enterprises

Posted by Donna Fenn on 03/31/10 |

I’ve been following the progress of a very cool new organization called The Unreasonable Institute.  It’s a Boulder, CO-based incubator for not-for-profit and for-profit social enterprises that’s based upon the TechStars model: bring together people with great ideas, give them access to a little capital, mentors, and (most importantly) each other, and watch them soar.  I love the idea of the incubation/accelerator model being used for social enterprises and I’ll be watching the progress of the 25 Unreasonable fellow throughout the summer. To catch up on what I’ve written already, check out my blog on

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Making Ideas Happen: SXSW Interview

Posted by Donna Fenn on 03/26/10 |

I caught up with Scott Belsky, the CEO of Behance at SXSW and had a great conversation with him about his new book, Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality, (Portfolio, April 2010). It seems to me that this book will be particularly valuable to young entrepreneurs, who are frequently filled with wonderful ideas, but who sometimes fall short in the execution department. You can read my interview with Scott on my new BNET/CBSi blog

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