What Greek Startups Can Teach the World

While some might question the sanity of an individual who decides to make Greek startups a cornerstone of a plan to spread entrepreneurship around the world, Gary Whitehill says the young, entrepreneurial tech startup economy taking hold there offers lessons for startups everywhere.

Are You Ready to Rally to Fix Young America?

There’s a notion, one you’re no doubt all too familiar with, that America is in need of an economic refresh. The troubles are likely to intensify as millions of Millennials try to join the workforce, only to be met with what Scott Gerber, the founder of the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), calls, “America’s youth unemployment epidemic.” So…

Would You “Rent” a Startup Founder? For Charity?

Have you ever wanted to get first-hand advice from the founder of a successful startup? Or at least get to shoot the breeze for a while and get a sense of what they’ve been through and what awaits you?

Of course, right? But would you pay for the privilege of “renting” a tech company founder? OK, what if the money you spent went to charity? And…

Here’s How to Win $5k For Your Favorite Non-profit

Wanna win $5000 for your favorite non-profit? All it takes is to post a slide deck on Sliderocket for this contest called Make an Impact. Your presentation needs to be posted before March 28, and probably as soon as possible so you can begin promoting it and get some views. The four presentations with the most unique presentation views and…

Hacker News and the Damage Done? 10gen Responds on MongoDB

Mark Twain said, “a lie is halfway around the world before the truth can get its boots on.” The speed of putting on boots (if you wear them) hasn’t changed much since Twain’s day, but lies and misinformation are getting a serious boost out of the Internet. Consider the post about MongoDB that made it all over the Net this weekend thanks to being…

ReadWriteWeb Events Guide, October 8, 2011

We’re always on the lookout for upcoming Web tech events from around world. Know of something taking place that should appear here? Want to get your event included in the calendar? Let us know in the comments below or email us.